CFHS code : HS59

Parish : Holy Sepulchre

Inscription : To the Memory of our dearest mother LOUISA BENNETT d Oct 5 1945 age 71

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202248, 0.13798084 – click here for location

Bennett monument May 2018


The monument,  located twenty rows from the central path, is in good condition.


To the Memory of our dearest mother LOUISA BENNETT who passed Oct 5 1945 age 71 years

“God Bless You”

Louisa Bennett (née Minett) (9 October 1873 – 5 October 1945)

Louisa was born in Ely, and was the daughter of railway guard James Minett and his wife Ellen.  She grew up however largely in March and by the age of 17 was was working as a milliner/dressmaker.  She married Harry Smith Bennett (1879-1924) in 1900 and they went to live at 4 Marshall Road (1901).  Harry worked as a drapers travelling salesman and they had at least six children: William James Smith (1900-1981), Ivy Ethel (1903-1966), Maud (1905-), Archibald Harry (1907-1912), Charles Boyce (1909-2003) and Phyllis Irene (1911-1997).  By 1905 the family had moved to 106 Tenison Road, and Harry Bennett died in 1924.

In 1939 Louisa was living with her daughter Phyllis and her family at 38 Gilbert Road.  She died aged 71 years old.



by Claire Martinsen

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Louisa Bennett