CFHS code : MG152

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : ILM SIDNEY STEVENS d Jan 22 1931 aged 36 also of MARIA ANN STEVENS d Jan 8th 1940 aged 81

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202116, 0.13832573 – click here for location

The Stevens grave set.
Stevens grave set
The inscription can still be read clearly but most of it is hidden by grass.
Stevens inscription

Monument

The inscription on these kerb stones, in the parish area of St Mary the Great, can still be read clearly but most of it is hidden by grass.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of
Sidney Stevens who died Jan 22nd 1931 aged 36

Also Maria Ann Stevens died Jan 8th 1940 aged 81

Relationship: Mother and son

Sidney Stevens (1894 – 2 January 1931)

Sideney was the son of George and Maria Stevens and was born in the hamlet of Coldham near Wisbech.  He grew up at 131 Mill Road and died at Addenbrooke’s Hospital aged 36 years old.

Maria Ann Stevens (née Smith) (22 August 1859 – 8 January 1940)

Maria was born in Little Downham and was the daughter of George and Susan (née Jourdan). Her father was a farmer of 60 acres and Maria married railway worker George Stevens (1853-1902).  The couple had eleven children: Ernest Herbert (1877-1956), Maud Mary (1881-), Sarah Elizabeth (1883-), Frederick George (1885-), Arthur Percy (1890-1949), Wilfred George (1892-1963), Sidney, Bertie (1895-), Hubert (1898-1972) and a further two children who died as infants. They started married life living at 21 Ainsworth Street and George worked as a signalman (1881), before moving to Coldham where he was the station master (at least 1891- 1898).

Cambridge Daily News 19 December 1902

In 1901 the family were living at 131 Mill Road, and George had ben promoted to railway inspector.  He died aged 49 and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 22 December, although from the Parish register it is not clear whether he was buried in this grave.  Maria continued to live at 131 Mill Road with her youngest five children (1911). In 1939 she was living at 20 Chalmers Road with son Hubert and was documented as being incapacitated.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

CFHS transcriptions of parish & grave records

by Claire Martinsen

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Maria Ann Stevens; Sidney Stevens