CFHS code : AS208
Parish : All Saints
Inscription : In Loving Memory of BERTHA EMILY the beloved wife of ERNEST CHARLES POULTER d June 26 1897 aged 23 also of ERNEST CHARLES POULTER husband of the above d May 5 1928 aged 58
Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones/Footstone
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
In Loving Memory of BERTHA EMILY
The beloved wife of ERNEST CHARLES POULTER who died June 26.1897 aged 23 years
Also of ERNEST CHARLES POULTER husband of the above who died May 5 1928 aged 58 years.
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Bertha Emily Poulter (née Edwards) (1873 – 26 June 1897)
Bertha was the daughter of William and Jane Edwards. She grew up on Short Lane, Barton Road in Granchester and her father worked as a billiard marker. Aged 17 she was living in Ewhurst, Surrey and working as a cook for Edward and Mary Thompson – Edward was a tutor at Christ’s College Cambridge. Bertha married Ernest Poulter in 1896 and they had one son: Bertie Charles (1897-1935). It is believed that she died as a result of complications in childbirth.
Ernest Charles Poulter (1869 – 5 May 1928)
Ernest was the son of Philip and Susan Lettice (née Plumb) Poulter and was baptised at All Saint’s Church on 4 August 1872. His father was a bootmaker and he grew up at 71 Jesus Lane. In 1891 he was living with his widowed mother at 11 Manor Street and was working as a sorting clerk in the Post Office. After he was widowed he moved to live at 15 Park Street with his son, mother and sisters Elizabeth, Anne and Lily. In1911 he was still living at Park Street and had been promoted to an assistant superintendent within the Post Office. By at least 1926 Ernest, his son Bertie and sister Lily had moved to live at 12 Park Road in Bedford. Ernest died there aged 58 years old.
by Claire Martinsen
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