CFHS code : AL362

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : In Loving Memory of a dear husband and father ALFRED THURLOW REED d March 12th 1936 in his 65th year also ADA HANNAH REED d Dec 1st 1947 aged 74 a wonderful wife and mother

Monument : Headstone (fallen)/Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Alfred Thurlow Reed (1871-1936)

Alfred was born in 1871 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.  He was baptised on 23 November 1871 in the Primitive Methodist Church, Cambridge.  He was one of at least nine children born to Henry Reed (c.1835-1905) and Mary Ann Reed (née Thurlow) (c.1834-1918).  In 1881 the family were living at 178 East Road, Cambridge.  In 1891 the family were living at 51 Kingston Street, Cambridge.  Alfred was still living at home and he was working as a grocer’s assistant.  He married Ada Hannah Dean (1873-1947) in 1900 in Cambridge.  They had a son: Herbert Thomas (1903-1971).  In 1901 the couple were living in Grove Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire.  In 1911 the family were living at 69 Grove Road.  Alfred was working as a grocer traveller.  Alfred died on 12 March 1936 in Cambridge.

Two of Alfred’s brothers were also buried in this cemetery: James John Thurlow Reed (1856-1933); and Joseph Thurlow Reed (1869-1953)

Ada Hannah Reed (née Dean) (1873-1947)

Ada was born in 1873 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.  She was the daughter of Thomas Dean (1846-1908) and Mary Ann Dean (née Lewis) (c.1850-1921).  In 1891 the family were living at 20 Sturton Street, Cambridge.  Ada was still living at home but she was working as a dressmaker.  Ada married Alfred Thurlow Reed (1871-1936) in 1900 in Cambridge.  She died on 11 December 1947 in Cambridge.


Census returns for England: 1881, 1891, 1901, and 1911
England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916–2007
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858–1966

By Emma Easterbrook

Ada Hannah Reed; Alfred Thurlow Reed