CFHS code : HT457

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of A dear husband and father GEORGE LISTER who died suddenly Jan 30 1915 aged 55 also ALICE MARIA wife of the above d Feb 1st 1916 aged 59

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lister headstone



George Lister (c.February 1861 – 30 January 1915)

George was born at 20 Crispin Street and was the eldest child of George and Rebecca Lister.  George (Snr) was a shoemaker, who later worked as a lamplighter and the family lived at 3 Norfolk Terrace (1871) and 12 Gloucester Place (1881).  Aged 20 George (Jnr) was working as a college servant.  He married Alice Loker on 20 August 1883 at St. Clement’s Church and they had three children:  George Frederick (1884-1967), Alice Maud (1886-1975) and Frank Hubert (1891-1971).  By at least 1891 George was working as a postman/letter carrier and the family lived at Hurlingham House, 38 Norfolk Terrace.  He died aged 53 years old, although his death registration recorded his age as 54 years and his grave monumnet as 55 years.

Alice Maria Lister (née Loker) (1856 – 1 February 1916)

Alice grew up at 43 King Street and was the daughter of Frederick and Mary Ann.  Her father was a boot and shoemaker and by the age of 15 Alice was working as a general servant for printer Frederick Talbot at 19 Sussex Street.  In 1881 she was living iwth her grandfather Timothy Loker at 4 Clement Passage before marrying George Lister in August 1883.

Alice died after a short illness at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and her funeral took place on 5 February. She was described as the widow of ‘a well known Cambridge postman’ and through her life Alice was said to have been involved with the Cambridge Women’s Liberal Club and the Cambridge Co-operative Society’s Women’s Guild.



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Alice Maria Lister; George Lister