CFHS code : AG243

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of my dear husband RH GOODFELLOW d Feb 3 1912 aged 43 also his loving wife MINNIE ALBERTA d March 31 1947 aged 81

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument

The monuments by the west wall in 2016.
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These kerb stones are located two rows from the west wall towards the south of the parish of St Andrew the Great. They are hidden under vegetation but can be found by searching for the large tomb on the left of the picture. We were not able to check the condition of the inscription recorded by CFHS in 2002.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of my dear husband RH GOODFELLOW d Feb 3 1912 aged 43

Also his loving wife MINNIE ALBERTA d March 31 1947 aged 81

Robert Henry (Harry) Goodfellow (20 March 1868 – 3 February 1912)

Robert was born in Bramham, Yorkshire and baptised at the Bramham non-conformist chapel on 24 March 1868. His parents were Robert and Annie (née Tiplady) Goodfellow. Robert was a joiner/builder and the family had moved to Cambridge by 1870, where they lived at Cross Street (1871) and then John Street (at least 1881 onwards). Robert (Senior) died in 1880 and Annie Goodfellow worked at Emmanuel College after being widowed. By the age of 23 Harry was also working as a college servant, although it is not known at which college. He married Minnie Martin in 1895 and the couple went to live at 3 Victoria Street.   He died there aged 43 years.

Minnie Alberta Goodfellow  (née Martin) (30 March 1866 – 31 March 1947)

Minnie was the daughter of Francis and Amelia Martin and was born in Lolworth, where her father was an agricultural labourer.  She married Harry Goodfellow when she was 29 years old.  After she was widowed she went to live at 11 Victoria Street and was still living there in 1947, although she died at Chesterton Hospital the day after her 81st birthday.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Minnie Alberta Goodfellow; Robert Henry Goodfellow