CFHS code : AL207a

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : At rest MINNIE GREEN Dec 22nd 1952 aged 71 also her beloved husband HERMAN GREEN killed in action 1916 CHARLES TWEED MURKIN April 24 1924 ELLEN MURKIN Jan 14th 1931

Monument : Kerb stones/Urn

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203373, 0.13838612 –  click here for location

Green grave
Green monument

Monument

This headstone combined with urn, and kerb stones in the parish area of St Andrew the Less, is located to the east of the eastern path, close to the boundary wall beside the industrial building.

Inscription

[headstone/urn:]
‘In loving memory of our beloved mother’

[kerb stones:]

‘At rest Minnie Green Dec 22nd 1952 aged 71 years’ [cross]
‘Also her beloved husband Herman Green
killed in action 1916′
Charles Tweed Murkin April 24 1924’ [cross]
‘Ellen Murkin Jan 14th 1931’

Minnie Green (née Murkin) (1882–1952)

Minnie was born in 1882 in Cambridge. She was one of fifteen children born to Charles Tweed Murkin and Ellen Cordelia Murkin (née Boyden). Minnie married Herman Green in 1905 in Sussex. They had three children: Charles Martin (1905–73), Herman (1907–81), and Margaret Ethel (1909–87). Minnie was employed doing daily domestic work. The family lived at 100 East Road, Cambridge. Minnie and her children continued to live in Cambridge all their lives. She died on 22 December 1952 in Cambridge. Her last known address was 73 King Street, Cambridge.

Herman Green (1883–1916) WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page

Herman was born in 1883 in Cambridge. He was one of thirteen children born to Julius Martin Green and Ellen Green (née Williamson). His father was a joiner and builder. At one point he was both a carpenter and publican at the Jolly Waterman on Chesterton Road, Cambridge. Herman followed his father into a similar trade as a stonemason. The family grew up at 28 Union Road, Chesterton Road and then 187 East Road, Cambridge next to the Tramways Depot. Herman married Minnie Murkin in 1905 in Sussex. They had three children: Charles Martin (1905–73); Herman (1907–81); and Margaret Ethel (1909–87).

Charles Tweed Murkin (c1844–1924)

Charles was born in about 1844 in Ousden, Suffolk. He married Ellen Cordelia Boyden in 1868 in Suffolk. They had fifteen children including Minnie Green (née Murkin). Charles worked as a groom and a labourer before he became a brick maker in a brick field. He brought up his family at 18, 40 and 76 New Street (Petersfield) and then 20 and 53 Beche Road (Abbey), Cambridge. Charles died on 24 April 1924 in Cambridge.

Ellen Cordelia Murkin (née Boyden) (c1848–1931)

Ellen was born in about 1848 in Bury St Edmund’s, Suffolk. She married Charles Tweed Murkin in 1868 in Suffolk. They had fifteen children including Minnie Green (née Murkin). Ellen died on 14 January 1931 in Cambridge.

 Sources:
War Graves Photographic Project
www.forces-war-records.co.uk
www.ancestry.co.uk
Census returns for England: 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911
England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837–1915
London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754–1921
England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, Death Index, 1916–2007

By Emma Easterbrook and Ian Bent

Herman Green; Minnie Green; Charles Tweed Murkin; Ellen Murkin