CFHS code : AS66
Parish : All Saints
Inscription : In Loving Memory of WALTER ROBERT SMITH d Nov 21 1930 age 65 also MARY ANN wife of WALTER SMITH d Feb 9 1941 age 77
Monument : Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.203523, 0.13709077 – click here for location
Walter Robert Smith (1865 – 21 November 1930)
Walter was the youngest child of tailor William Smith and his wife Ellen (1823-1895). He grew up at 12 Eden Street and in 1891 was living there with his widowed mother. Walter worked as a solicitor’s clerk and married Mary Disbury on 12 April 1895 at Christ Church. The couple lived at his childhood home, 12 Eden Street and had one daughter: Ellen Mary (1896-1978). Walter died at 63 St. Andrew’s Street aged 65 years old, which was maybe his place of work.
Mary Ann Smith (née Disbury) (21 May 1863 – 1941)
Mary was the daughter of John and Annie and was born on the Barton Road in Newnham. Her father was a gardener and they later moved to live at 47 Castle Street (1881). After John Disbury died in 1888 Mary and her mother lived at 5 Eden Street. In 1891 Annie was working as a launderess and Mary was a mantle maker (dressmaker).
She was still living at 12 Eden Road in 1941, but died at the home of her daughter and son-in-law at 91a Military Road in Colchester.
by Claire Martinsen
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