CFHS code : HT355

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of KATE SWANN a beloved wife and mother d March 10th 1929 aged 55 also FRANK DANIEL SWANN d April 4th 1940 aged 68

Monument : Stone cross (broken)/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument 

This broken cross with kerbstones is located to the west of the path in the south east corner of the cemetery. We have not yet found it.

Inscription

Sacred to the Memory of KATE SWANN a beloved wife and mother d March 10th 1929 aged 55

Also FRANK DANIEL SWANN d April 4th 1940 aged 68

Kate Swann  (née Oakman) (1874 – 10 March 1929)

Kate was the eldest daughter of Ephraim and Elizabeth (née Northrop) Oakman and was baptised in Harston on 7 July 1874.  She grew up at 25 Gwydir Street (1881) and her father worked as a maltster/labourer. Kate married Sydney Arthur Wisher (1872-1895) in 1891 and they had two daughters: Florence Louise (1891-1969) and Minnie Rosa (1894-1981). Sydney worked as a telegraph clerk for the Post Office, and died at Priory Road aged 22 years old.  Kate married for a second time in 1897 to Frank Swann and they had a further three children: Eleanor Kate (1898-1972), Violet May (1903-2001) and Stanley Frank (1909-1978). Frank worked as a railway fireman, and later as an railway engine driver and the family lived at 14 Hooper Street (1901), 97 Ainsworth Street (1911) and 190 Cherry Hinton Road (at least 1920-1929). Kate died at home and her funeral took place on 14 March 1929.

Frank Daniel Swann (2 November 1871 – 4 April 1940)

Frank was the son of Edward and  Eleanor (née Warren) Swann. Edward was a butcher who died when Frank was 4 years old and he grew up at Gwydir Street with his mother and siblings.  Aged 19 Frank was working a grocer’s assistant (1891) although he later worked on the railway. He married for a second time in 1932 to Sarah Elizabeth Barton (1887-1978). The couple lived at 12 Rathmore Road until at least 1936 and then moved to live at Rathmore, 331 Norwood Road, March. Frank died at home and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 8 April.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Frank Daniel Swann; Kate Swann