CFHS code : MG108

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : To my darling mama EMILY S GENN d 4th May 1933

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon: 52.202202, 0.13803717 – click here for location

Genn grave
Genn kerb stones



Emily Sarah Genn  [nee Styles] (22 March 1851 – 4 May 1933)

Emily was the daughter of William and Sarah Styles.  She was born in Cambridge and appears on the 1851 census aged 8 days old. She was baptised on 20 July 1851 at All Saints Church.  The family lived on Jesus Lane, and William was a coal merchant. Aged 20 [1871] she was living with her widowed mother at 36 Russell Street and working as a milliner.

She married William Henry Genn in Richmond, Surrey on 18th April 1876.  Her residence at this time was stated as Richmond. William was a landscape artist, and they lived at 6 Holland Street, Victoria Road.  They had one daughter Violet Birdie [1884-1962].

William died on Christmas Day 1891 and Emily was left a widow at 40 years old.  She became a Lodging House Keeper at 10 Tennis Court Road [1901/1911], where she lived with Violet.  She was living at 259 Victoria Road by 1930 and died there in 1933.

Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry

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Emily Sarah Genn