CFHS code : HT382
Parish : Holy Trinity
Inscription : In Loving Memory of our little darling RETA PATRICIA COOTE d 2nd Feb 1927 aged 5 also beloved wife and mother EMILY COOTE d 18th Feb 1967 aged 79 DANIEL COOTE d 13th July 1973 aged 82
Monument : Headstone (fallen)/Kerb stones/Flowerholder
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Reta Patricia Coote (1922 – 2 February 1927)
Reta was the ony daughter of Daniel and Emily Coote and died at Addenbrooke’s Hospital aged 5 years old.
Emily Coote (née Tanguy) (12 January 1888 – 18 February 1967)
Emily was born on the Island of Jersey and was the daughter of William and Jeanne, both of whom were French. Her father was a farm labourer and her mother a laundress. Aged 23 (1911) she was lodging in Bristol with her married sister Mary Jane and working as a dressmaker. Emily married Daniel Coote in Edmonton, London in 1920 and they moved to live in Cambridge where he worked as a railway guard for London North Eastern Railway. The couple had two children: Reta and Donald (1929-2007) and lived at 193 Coldham’s Common. Emily died in Cambridge aged 79 years old.
Daniel Coote (26 November 1890 – 13 July 1973)
Daniel was born in Islington and was the son of John and Marianne. John Coote was a railway engine driver for Great Northern Railway and aged 20 Daniel was living at home and working as a railway porter for the same railway line. After he was widowed he moved to live in Luton, where his son Don lived and died there aged 82 years old.
Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS
by Claire Martinsen
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