CFHS code : CL98

Parish : St Clement

Inscription : ISMO GEORGE S JOHNSON d Dec 24 1935 aged 75 also of his wife ISABELLA JOHNSON d July 29 1948 aged 82

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



George Samuel Johnson (1860 – 24 December 1935)

George was born in Melbourn near Cambridge, and baptised there on 5th August 1860.  He was the son of Daniel and Harriet Johnson, and by 1861 the family were living in Cambridge on Ferry Path. In 1871 they had moved to 17 City Road.  Daniel Johnson worked as a bricklayer.  In October 1884 George joined the police service in Leeds.  His sign-up papers describe him at 5ft and 11 7/8 inches tall, hazel eyes, brown hair and a fresh complexion. He was 24 years old when he signed up and had already served in the army for 6 years prior to becoming a policeman.    He married Isabella Clark at St George’s Church in Leeds on 7th March 1888.  George and Isabella had one daughter Laura [1888-].

In 1891 the family were living at 8 Albion Square in Leeds and George was working as a tailor’s presser.  In 1901 they were living in Cambridge, at 21 Covent Garden just off Mill Road.  George was working as a stonemason and Isabella as a dressmaker.  They were still resident at Covent Garden in 1911 with daughter Laura who was working as a shop assistant in a confectionery shop. George died in 1935.

Isabella Johnson [nee Clark]  (c.1866 – 29 July 1948)

Isabella was born in Kendal in Cumbria, and was the daughter of William and Ann Clark.  Aged 14 she was living with her parents at the Wheatsheaf Pub in Goole, where William was a millwright and also a publican.  She married George Johnson in Leeds in 1888 and died aged 82 years old in Cambridge.

Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry

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George Samuel Johnson; Isabella Johnson