CFHS code : HT516a

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of JOHN MEAN d Nov 12 1905 aged 65 also JACK MEAN died at Cranbrook BC Nov 30 1906 aged 36

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society



John Mean (1840 – 12 November 1905)

John was the son of John and Maria (née Petty) Mean and was born in Sawston. His father was a baker, who had a shop on Sawston High Street and John also worked as a baker.  He married Bertha Robinson (1847-1880) on 24 June 1868 at St. Mary’s Church, Haggerston and they had at least five children:  John (Jack) (1870-1906), Richard William (1872-1962), Tom Owen (1874-), Fred Ernest (1876-) and Rosalie Edith (1878-1884). John took over his father’s business and the all the children were born in Sawston.  Bertha died in May 1880 and although John stayed in Sawston for some time by 1891 he had moved to 13 Bradmore Street where he ran a bakery helped by sons Jack and Richard. He retired to live at 2 Fitzroy Street (at least 1901 onwards) and died at home in 1905.

John (Jack) Mean (1870 – 30 November 1906)

Jack was the eldest son of John and Bertha and worked as a baker. He is thought to have emigrated to Canada in the 1890’s although no emigration/immigration documentation has been able to be found. He died at Cranbrook, British Colombia aged 36 years old and was buried in Canada.



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