CFHS code : MG216
Parish : St Mary the Great
Inscription : In Loving Memory of ALFRED RAYNER d 14 Oct 1931 aged 66 also JULIA his wife d 19 Aug 1939 aged 75
Monument : Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.202101, 0.1376372 – click here for location
The Rayner monument is only just visible as it sits within a wildlife corridor.
Alfred Rayner (1865 – 14 October 1931)
Alfred was born in Landbeach and was the eldest son of Benjamin and Emma (née Bowers). His father Benjamin Rayner was a railway worker. Alfred grew up at 102 Ainsworth Street and aged 13 was working as an errand boy (1881). He married Julia Ison in 1889 and the couple had four children: Dora Gertrude (1890-1973), Maurice Alfred (1893-1916), Edith Alice (1895-1982) and Victor George (1897-1969). Their eldest son Maurice died in the 1st World War.
Alfred also became a railway worker and was a fireman (1901) and then an engine driver (at least 1911 onwards). The family lived at Hope Street (1891), 39 Catharine Street (1901) and then Ruberdome, 15 Romsey Road (at least 1911 onwards).
Julia Rayner (née Ison) (1864 – 19 August 1939)
Julia was the daughter of shepherd Peter Ison and his wife Hannah (née Dean). She was born and grew up in Thriplow and by 1881 was living at 3 Maid’s Causeway where she was a housemaid for James and Mary Chapman. She died at 15 Romsey Road aged 75 years old.
by Claire Martinsen
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