CFHS code : HT107

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of MARTHA ELIZABETH (PAT) beloved wife of WALTER NEWMAN MILLER d 6th April 1933 aged 56 also WALTER NEWMAN MILLER d 12th March 1941 aged 64

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Martha Elizabeth (Pat) Miller (née Shipp)  (1877 – 6 April  1933)

Pat grew up 95 Russell Street (1881), Victoria Road (1891) and 218 Mill Road (1901). She was the eldest daughter of grocer/fishmonger John Shipp and Rebecca (née Gates). She married Walter Miller on 28 July  1902  at Holy Sepulchre Church and they lived at 4 Hope Street.  Walter worked for Messrs Morley, pawnbroker’s shop  and the couple did not have any children. Pat died at home and her funeral took place on 10 April 1933.

Walter Newman Miller (4 July 1876 – 12 March 1941)

Walter was the son of George and Alice (née Pearson) and was born at the Corn Exchange, Cambridge. He grew up at 7 Milford Street (1881) and 12 St. John’s Street (1891). George Miller was a brewer’s labourer and by the age of 14 Walter was working as a pawn broker’s assistant for Messrs. Morley who were based in Hobson Street. He served with the Royal Engineers in the1st World War and enlisted on 11 December 1915. From his military papers it is known he was 5 ft 5.5 inches tall and weighed 146 lbs (10 stone 4 lbs). He returned from War and worked continued to work for Messrs. Morley.

After he was widowed he married Alice Maud Casey (1890-1972) in 1937 and they continued to live at 4 Hope Street. Walter died aged 64 years old. His widow Alice went to live in Denbighshire, where she died in August 1872.



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Martha Elizabeth (Pat) Miller; Walter Newman Miller