CFHS code : AG134

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of our darling KENNETH HERBERT PAGE b August 6th 1907 d October 5th 1910 and HERBERT ROBERT PAGE d 26th Jan 1957 aged 77 also his wife EMMA d 8th May 1957 aged 76

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Page kerb stones December 2018

Lat Lon : 52.202946, 0.13665332 – click here for location

Monument

These kerb stones, in the parish area of St Andrew the Great, are located three rows south of the path leading from the centre circle to the west path, in a direct line south from the stone cross of Arthur Pack.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of our darling KENNETH HERBERT PAGE born August 6th 1907 died October 5th 1910

“Safe in the arms of Jesus”

And HERBERT ROBERT PAGE died 26th Jan 1957 aged 77 years

Also his wife EMMA died 8th May 1957 aged 76 years

Kenneth Herbert Page (1907-1910) 

Kenneth was the eldest child of Herbert and Emma Page. He was baptised at the Primitive Methodist 2nd Circuit Chapel on August 30th 1907.

Herbert Robert Page (1879 – 1957)

Herbert, Emma and baby Kenneth

Herbert was born in Hales, Lodden, Norfolk, the son of Robert and Jane, and brought up on the Yarmouth Road in Hayes.  It seems his family were non conformists as he was presented with copy of the New Testament ‘For good conduct in Hales Primitive Methodist Sunday School, 1891’ He left school aged 14 and in 1901 he was working as a footman at Cheltenham College, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire where he “lived in” with other staff.

He moved to Emmanuel College Cambridge as Junior Under Butler to the Master in 1906. This was also the year that he married Emma Goodson in Lodden and moved to 13 Mackenzie Road, Cambridge.  Kenneth Herbert was born a year later. Their second child Robert William was born in 1912, two years after the death of Kenneth.
Herbert served as a private soldier during the 1914-18 war and was awarded the WWI Medal, the Victory Medal, and the service in France Medal. On his return he went back to work at Emmanuel College rising to Combination Room Butler in the 1930s.

Emma Gladys Page (née Goodson) (c 1881 – 1957) 

Emma was born in October 1880 at Loddon, Norfolk. Anecdotally she is said to have gone into domestic service on leaving school. Although living an urban life in Cambridge she still preserved many aspects of her upbringing in the country. She had a very strong personality and her sense of drive played a very important role in Herbert’s career. As a couple they worked as a team and especially in their old age there was a strong bond between them.

To read more about the family and their life in Mackenzie Road during WW2 follow the link below.

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

Sources:

 https://capturingcambridge.org/mill-road-area/mill-road/13-mackenzie-road/

BMD certificates
Parish records
Census records

Edited by Mary Naylor from information sent in by Kenneth Page

Emma Gladys Page; Herbert Robert Page; Kenneth Herbert Page