CFHS code : HT200

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of JOHN ROBERT TRAYLEN d 15 Feb 1920 aged 42 also EMMA MARIA TRAYLEN d 18 Feb 1940 aged 69

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



John Robert Traylen (1878 – 15 February  1920)

John was the son of John and Elizabeth (née Dent) Traylen and was born in Peterborough.  The family later moved to Cambridge where his father ran a grocery store at 12 Prospect Row (at least 1891 onwards).  John married Emma Watson on 14 April 1900 and they went to live at Marshall Road (1901) and then 93 Fitzroy Street (1911).  John worked as an engineer’s fitter/plumber for local company  Laurie and McConnal Ltd.  He signed up to serve in the 1st World War in October 1916.

John died at Fitzroy Street after ‘a brief illness’ and the funeral took place on 19 February.  The coffin was carried to the graveside by four of his fellow employees.

Emma Maria Traylen (née Watson) (26 October 1870 – 18 February  1940)

Emma was born in Great Moulton near Long Stratton in Norfolk and was the youngest child of George and Sarah Watson. Her father was an agricultural labourer and she married John Traylen when she was 29 years old.  After being widowed she went to  live at 81 Fitzroy Street (at least 1930 onwards) and died aged 69 years old.



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Emma Maria Traylen; John Robert Traylen