CFHS code : PL154
Parish : St Paul
Inscription : In Loving Memory of RICHARD BUCK d March 4th 1902 aged 46 also ANNIE BUCK the beloved wife of the above d Oct 18th 1930 aged 69
Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
This limestone Gothic-pointed headstone with kerb stones, in the parish area of St Paul, is located about two-thirds of the way along the south path from the western path to the central path, and four rows north.
‛In loving memory of Richard Buck
who departed this life March 4th 1902 aged 46 years’
‛Also Annie Buck
the beloved wife of the above
died Oct 18th 1930 aged 69’
Richard Buck (2 April 1856 – 4 March 1902)
Richard was born in Downham Market and was the son of Robert Buck and Lettice (née Rutledge). He grew up on the Lynn Road in Downham Market and his father was a pot maker/earthenware manufacturer. Richard was baptised in Downham Market on 24 August 1873, and his date of birth was recorded as 2 April 1856 at that time (NB if this date is correct then it means he was 45 when he died, not 46 as stated on the grave monument). He married Annie Andrews on Christmas Day 1880 in Mutford, near Lowestoft.
They moved to Cambridge where Richard worked as a stonemason, working on many of the colleges. Initially they lived at 2 Victoria Street with George and Emily Offord (1881) and George was also a stonemason. They later lived at 118 Gwydir Street (1901) and 6 Devonshire Road (1901). Richard and Annie had seven children: Annie Leah (1882-1958), Richard Clement (1884-1961), Gertrude Madeline (1887-1953), Florence Eveline (Dollie) (1889-1961), Ethel Maud (Ettie) (1891-1976), Elsie May (1894-1981) and Reginald (1900-1958). Richard died at home.
His business was later run by Jack Redhead.
Ann Maria (Annie) Buck (née Andrews) (3 April 1861 – 18 October 1930)
Annie was born in Barnby, Suffolk (a village five miles west of Lowestoft and three miles east of Beccles) and was the daughter of David and Maria (née Fisk). David Andrews was a farmer and miller and she grew up at Back Lane in Barnby. After she was widowed she moved to live at 55 Worthing Road, Lowestoft (1911) but died in Cambridge aged 69 years old.
by Claire Martinsen
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