CFHS code : HT509a

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of WILLIAM JOSEPH SQUIRES d April 15th 1940 aged 79 also MARTHA ANN SQUIRES June 11th 1941 aged 76

Monument : Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Squires kerb stones May 2018

Monument

Located three rows east of the eastern path under trees.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of WILLIAM JOSEPH SQUIRES died April 15th 1940 aged 79 years

Also MARTHA ANN SQUIRES who fell asleep June 11th 1941 aged 76 years

“Peace Perfect Peace”

William Joseph Squires (19 December 1860 – 15 April 1940)

William grew up at 28 Castle Street, the son of baker Richard Squires and Mary Ann (née Anderson).  By 1871 the family had moved to 27 Coronation Street and Richard was described as a ‘muffin baker’.  William married Martha Hurry in 1888 and they had four children: Harry (1890-1983), Annie Elizabeth (1892-), Louisa (1903-1988) and one further child who died as an infant.  He worked as a signalman on the railway and the family lived at 147 Mill Road (at least 1901 onwards). By 1939 he had retired and died at home aged 79 years old.

Martha Ann Squires (née Hurry) (2  August 1864 – 11 June 1941)

Martha was born in the hamlet of Coates, near to Whittlesford and was the daughter of John and Elizabeth. Her father was a farmer and also ran the village pub in Coates. Martha also died at 147 Mill Road and her funeral took place on 14 June 1941.

Sources:

Ancestry

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Martha Ann Squires; William Joseph Squires