CFHS code : CL51

Parish : St Clement

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of ALICE MAUD GATES d April 27 1933 aged 58

Monument : Kerb stones (broken)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202453, 0.13806387 – click here for location



Alice Maud Gates (1874 – 27 April  1933)

Alice was born in Cambridge, and was one of the eight children born to Henry and Charlotte Gates.  Alice was baptised at St Paul’s Church on 31st May 1874.  She grew up at 7 Coronation Place, where Henry Gates was a coachsmith. Aged 17 years old she was a lodger with Elizabeth Hunt at 7 Terrace Lane.  Elizabeth was a shopkeeper, and Alice was working as a milliner. By 1911 she was back living with her parents and sister Elizabeth at 41 Norwich Street.  She was still working as a milliner.

Her father Henry died in 1915, her mother in 1923, and her brother Harry died in the 1st World War at the Battle of Jutland in 1916. Her sister Elizabeth Gates had married  Sidney Bell in 1913 and he was killed in the 1st World War in July 1918.  By 1930 the two sisters were living together at 9 Richmond Terrace, Thompson’s Lane.  Alice was still living at Richmond Terrace when she died in 1933, but she actually died at Sheep’s Green, near Fen Causeway.  She left an estate valued at £247 and 9s to Elizabeth.

Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry/newspaper archives

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Alice Maud Gates