CFHS code : ED98

Parish : St Edward

Inscription : In Loving Memory of My dear husband ARTHUR WILLIAM NEWMAN d April 14 1956 age 63 also FLORENCE ANNIE NEWMAN d Oct 16 1967 age 77

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203221, 0.1368714 – click here for location

Monument

The kerbstones of this monument were all present in 2017 when this photo was taken.

These kerb stones with flower holder lie roughly seven rows east of the west path in the parish of St Edward. The monument was constructed by Ivvit and Reed

Inscription

Fanny Eliza Martin died Feb 4 1943 aged 82

In Loving Memory of My dear husband ARTHUR WILLIAM NEWMAN d April 14 1956 age 63

Also FLORENCE ANNIE NEWMAN d Oct 16 1967 age 77

Relationships  -Mother, daughter and son-in-law

Fanny Eliza Martin (née Petty)  (21 February 1862 – 4 February 1943) 

Fanny was born in Stratford-upon-Avon and baptised there on 14 February 1866. She was the daughter of labourer William Petty and his wife Eliza. Fanny grew up at Victoria Terrace in Stratford and by the age of 18 was working as a domestic servant whilst still living at home.

She married George Martin (1848-1914) in Chelsea, London in 1883.  The couple had fifteen children: Fanny Eliza (1883-1974), Mildred Alice (1885-), Harry (1887-1889), Georgina Kate (1888-), Florence Annie (1890-1967), Winifred Emily (1891-1974), Gertrude Edith (1894-), Lilian Mabel (1895-1956), Margaret Elizabeth (1897-), George Francis (1899-1960), Eleanor Grace (1901-), Elsie Nora (1904-1991), Charles William (1906-1974) and a further two children who died as infants.

George worked as a labourer and the family seemed to have moved around the country, which is shown by the differing locations their children were born in: Crewe (1882), London (c1888-1890), Croydon (1891), but by at least 1895 they were living in Shudy Camps, just outside Cambridge. In 1901 they were living on Mill Green in Shudy Camps and George was a labourer on a farm and in 1911 he was working as a roadman for the local council.  George died in 1914.

It is not known where Fanny lived after she was widowed but by 1939 she was living at 133 Catharine Street with her daughter Florence and son-in-law Arthur. She died at the Mill Road Infirmary aged 81 years old (although the monument says 82 years).

Arthur William Newman (18 December 1892 – 14 February  1956)

Arthur was the son of Thomas and Emily (née Ansell) Newman and grew up at 6 Blossom Street.  His father was a college kitchen porter who died in 1900 and in 1911 he was living with his widowed mother and working as a van man (delivery driver). Arthur married Florence Martin in 1924 in Cambridge and they went to live at Catharine Street.  In 1939 he was working as a commerical traveller in the grocery industry and died at Addenbrookes Hospital aged 63 years.

Florence Annie Newman (née Martin) (28 February 1890 – 16 October 1967)

Florence was born in Notting Hill and married Arthur Newman when she was 34 years old. It is not believed the couple had any children.  After she was widowed she moved from Catharine Street to live at 1 Seymour Street and died at Addenbrookes Hospital aged 77 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

With thanks to Karen Ready for helping us to identify the people buried here.

[If you have any information about this family, please contact us at Friendsofmillroadcemetery@gmail.com]

Fanny Eliza Martin; Arthur William Newman; Florence Annie Newman