CFHS code : CL70

Parish : St Clement

Inscription : In Loving Memory of dear Mum EDITH A RUSS 1892-1931

Monument : Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Edith Annie Russ (1891- February 1931)

[Edith was born in the 2nd quarter of 1891, it is not known why her date of birth is inscribed 1892 on the grave monument]

Edith was the daughter of John and Louisa Bainbridge.  John was a mineral water manufacturer who died when she was young and Annie grew up with her mother and siblings at 40 Covent Garden (1911).  Louisa Bainbridge worked in the Chivers jam factory and in 1915 Edith married Archibald Handford Russ (1890-1950) who was a clerk at the factory.  Archibald served as a sergeant with the Royal Army Medical Corp during the war, and had enlisted on 6 August 1914, so the marriage would have taken place whilst home on leave.

They lived at 38 Covent Garden and had two sons: Sydney Archibald (1916-1990) and Ronald Handford (1921-1922). Edith died at home aged 39 years old and was buried on Valentine’s Day 1931.

Archibald Russ married widow Ellen (Nellie)  Goddard (née Clements) in the summer of 1931 and eventually moved away from Cambridge with his role as a Post Office clerk. He died in Manchester in May 1950.



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Edith Annie Russ