CFHS code : HT453

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of THOMAS EDWARD LIVERMORE d Jan 7 1936 aged 79 also of his dear wife EMILY THURZA LIVERMORE d April 17 1946 aged 79

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Livermore grave
Livermore headstone



Thomas Edward Livermore (27 July 1856 – 7 January 1936)

Thomas was born in Cambridge and was the son of bricklayer John Livermore and his wife Ann.  He grew up at 141 Newmarket Road, and by the age of 15 [1871] was working as labourer in the brickworks with his father.

He married Annie Brown in 1879 and they had five children: Elizabeth [1879-], Annie Eliza [1887-], Thomas Edward [1891-1915] and Maud Florence [1895-] plus one more child who died young. The family lived at 110 Newmarket Road [1891] and then at 9 Nelson Street [1901].  Thomas continued to work as a labourer in the brickworks.

Annie Livermore died in 1908,  and Thomas was widower.  In 1911 he was living at 93 Newmarket Road with his children Thomas and Florence.  By this time he was working as a gasworks labourer.  He married widow Emily Arnold in 1917.  In 1930 the couple were living at 129 Fitzroy Street, and in 1935 at 80 Norfolk Street.  He died aged 79 years old in 1936.

Emily Thurza Livermore [nee Tabor] (8 December 1867 – 17 April 1946)

Emily was the daughter of Walter and Harriett Susan Tabor and appears to have been known as Thurza throughout her life. She was born in Cherry Hinton and grew up at 25 New Street. Walter Tabor worked as a coal porter.  She married Frederick Arnold in 1884 when she was 17 years old.

Frederick and Thurza had at least four children: Maud Blanch [1886-], Charles Sidney [1888-1916], Bertie [1893-] and Sydney [1896-].   Thurza was living with her parents and her children at 48 New Street in 1901. She was marked on the census as being married.  She was still living at New Street in 1901 – this time alone with her three boys, but again marked as married.  By 1911 she was a widow, and living with her three sons at 65 Occupation Road and working as a laundry hand.

She married Thomas Livermore in 1917. She was widowed for a second time in 1936 and continued to live at 80 Norfolk Street [1939/1945].  She died aged 79 years old.

Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry/newspaper archives

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Emily Thurza Livermore; Thomas Edward Livermore