CFHS code : PL446
Parish : St Paul
Inscription : In Loving Memory of EMILY the dearly beloved wife of WILLIAM BLACKSHAW d Jul 26 1906 age 37 also To the Memory of WILLIAM BLACKSHAW late of Bradford husband of the above d Oct 23 1911 in his 47th year
Monument : Headstone
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
This Headstone is located midway between the central path and the west path towards the north boundary of the parish of St Paul.
‘In Loving Memory of EMILY the dearly beloved wife of WILLIAM BLACKSHAW
who died July 26th 1906 age 37 years’
“Thy will be done”
Also To the Memory of WILLIAM BLACKSHAW late of Bradford
husband of the above died October 23 1911 in his 47th year.’
Emily Blackshaw (née Crossley) (1869 – 26 July 1906)
Emily was born in Otley, the daughter of Elisha and Ann (née Waite) Crossley. Her father was a joiner and cabinet maker and her mother ran a grocery shop in Otley. Emily married William Blackshaw in Bradford in 1890 and they lived at 5 Hillside Villas, Bradford (1891). William worked as a stationer’s manager and when the 1901 census was taken Emily was staying with her sister Mary in Bradford. How and why the couple moved to Cambridge is not known, but Emily died at 88 Tenison Road aged 37 years old.
William Blackshaw (1865 – 23 October 1911)
William was born in Spondon and grew up in Bradford with his parents Thomas and Mary. Thomas was a hydraulic engine labourer and aged 15 William was a stationer’s apprentice (1881). After Emily’s death he lived at 21 Blinco Grove. William died at the Nursing Hostel, 60 St. Andrew Street aged 46 years old and his funeral took place on 25 October 1911.
Parish burial records transcribed as CFHS
by Claire Martinsen
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