CFHS code : AG201

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of THOMAS FROHOCK d Dec 26 1917 age 52

Monument : Celtic cross

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument

Located 2 rows west of the west path almost opposite where the east west path runs from the centre circle. Sadly we have not been able to penetrate the dense undergrowth in order to take a photograph.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of THOMAS FROHOCK
d Dec 26 1917 age 52

Thomas Frohock (1866 – 1917)
This entry has caused a lot of 
confusion the obituary writes of a potato merchant and the census records show a draper.

From his extensive obituary in Cambridge Daily News we learn that he was born in Prickwillow, the only son of Charles and Eliza. Charles was a farmer. He was educated at Llandaff House School, Cambridge and  became a fruit and potato seller at Covent Garden market in London. After a sudden onset of rheumatic gout, which left him partially disabled, he was unable to continue as before and returned to Cambridge where he set up his business as a produce merchant. He also owned several farms in surrounding villages. Thomas was a member of he Scientific Lodge no 88. He’s Funeral service was held at St Andrew’s baptist church.

Our research shows Thomas in 1881 at the age of 15 lodging with a family in Hobson St as a drapers apprentice.

Thomas married widow Helen Newton in Bromley, Kent in 1888. The following year they had a daughter, Dorothy.

Helen Frohock (c 1866 – 1920)
According to the grave register Helen is also buried here.

Helen was born in Islington, London

In  1901 Helen seems to be running a millinery business from their home at 35 Petty Curie as she is listed as a milliner and has several assistants boarding with her.  Thomas is listed as a milliner and an employee.

[If you have any further information about this family, please contact us at Friendsofmillroadcemetery@gmail.com]

Mary Naylor is attempting to unravel this mystery

sources
Family Search
British Newspaper Archive

Thomas Frohock