CFHS code : AS289

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : In Loving Memory of HENRY CYRUS HOWARD d June 25th 1926 aged 61 also FRANCES EDITH HOWARD d March 10 1941 aged 75

Monument : Kerb stones/Urn

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The monument in 2019..


Located 11 monuments south of the north path just before it bends to become the west path. 7 rows east of the west path. Most of the inscription is still legible though a few of the metal letters are missing.


In Loving Memory of HENRY CYRUS HOWARD entered into rest June 25th 1926 aged 61 years

Also FRANCES EDITH HOWARD who died March 10 1941 aged 75 years

Henry Cyrus Howard (1864 – 25 June 1926)

Henry was born in Wood Dalling, Norfolk – a small village 12 miles east of Fakenham and appears to have been known by his middle name of Cyrus. He was  the son of William and Susannah (née Hurrell) and his father ran a shop and post office in the village. Aged 16 Cyrus was living at home and working as a blacksmith (1881).  In 1891 he was a Salvation Army Officer and was stationed in Wombwell, near Barnsley.

He married Frances Kelty the following year in Hull and they moved to live in Bolton (1901). Cyrus worked as as an assistant superintendent for a  Life Assurance  company (1901) and then a superintendent (1911).   In 1911 the couple were living in Hoole, a suburb east of Chester. It is not known when they moved to Cambridge, but Cyrus died at 4 Ross Street in 1926.

Frances Edith Howard (née Kelty) (11 July 1865 – 10 March 1941)

Frances was also born in Wood Dalling and was the daughter of Alfred and Caroline. Alfred was a bricklayer and by the age of 15 Frances was working as a dressmaker.  She married Cyrus Howard when she was 26 years old and after being widowed continued to live at 4 Ross Street with fellow widow Annie Rigg (1939).  Frances died at Ross Street aged 75 years old.



by Claire Martinsen

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Frances Edith Howard; Henry Cyrus Howard