CFHS code : BE47
Parish : St Bene’t
Inscription : In Loving Memory of our dear father WALTER JOHN THWAITES d June 22 1905 also our dear sister CAROLINE PITCHER d April 20 1961 age 73 also our dear mother EMMA THWAITES d Jan 13 1940
Monument : Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
This set of kerbstones in in good order. It is located in the centre of the parish, hidden under a bush. There is part of a broken cross within the grave set which is believed to have come from another monument.
In Loving Memory of our dear father WALTER JOHN THWAITES died June 22 1905
Also our dear mother EMMA THWAITES died Jan 13 1940
Also our dear sister CAROLINE PITCHER died April 20 1961 age 73
Relationships – parents & daughter
Walter John Thwaites (c.1852 – 22 June 1905)
Walter was born in Norwich and worked on the railway as a telegraph linesman (1871) and later as a telegraph foreman. Aged 18 he was lodging in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire and married Emma Bell in 1880. The couple had ten children: Elizabeth (Lizzie) (1880-), Emily Charlotte (1882-1965), Maude Alice (1885-1960), Caroline Annie (1887-1960), Lottie (1890-1960), Florence (Florrie) (1892-1979), Walter John (1895-1963), Phoebe Jessie (1897-1978), Susie (1900-1980) and Frederick George (1903-1983). Initally the couple lived in Wormley, Broxbourne where their first five children were born before moving to 21 York Terrace, Sleadford Street in Cambridge around late 1900. Walter died aged 53 years old.
Emma Thwaites (née Bell) (9 November 1861 – 13 January 1940)
Emma was born in Wormley, Hertfordshire and baptised there on 2 February 1862. She was the daughter of labourer George and Caroline and married Walter Thwaites when she was c17 years old. She is believed to have died at Sturton Street in 1940.
Caroline Annie (Carrie) Pitcher (née Thwaites) (24 December 1887 – 20 April 1961)
Carrie was born in Wormley and baptised there on 26 February 1888. She married William Albert Pitcher (1880-1929) in Cambridge in 1907. William was a railway porter and in 1911 the couple were living in Enfield, London. She was widowed in 1929 and then returned to live with her mother, sister Phoebe and brother in law George at 112 Sturton Street. In 1939 both she and Phoebe were documented as college servants. She died at Sturton Street in 1961.
by Claire Martinsen
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