CFHS code : HT397

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of JAMES WOOTON CRACKNELL d January 13 1903 in his 33rd year also CYRIL FRANK CRACKNELL son of the above d July 20 1901 aged 2

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The Cracknell monument on the right. The inscription has suffered considerable erosion. Photo 2014
Cracknell headstone 2014

Monument

The Cracknell monument is on the right of the photograph . The inscription has suffered considerable erosion.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of JAMES WOOTON CRACKNELL died January 15 1903 in his 33rd year

Also CYRIL FRANK CRACKNELL son of the above died July 20 1901 aged 2

James Wooton Cracknell (1870 – 13 January 1903)

James  was the son of William Thomas Cracknell (1838-1906) and Sarah (née Hard) (1844-1916).  William was a college ‘gyp’ at St John’s College(1871)  and later worked as a commercial clerk.  The family lived at Castle Street (1871) then Victoria Road (1881) and James worked as a tailor.  He married Elizabeth Conder Fincham (1871-1933) in 1895 and they had at least three children: Eric James (1895-1917), Hilda Elizabeth (1897-1960) and Cyril Frank (1899-1901). They lived at 37 Newnham (1901) and James died at 25 Victoria Road aged 32 years old.

Cyril Frank Cracknell (c.August 1899- 20 July 1901)

Cyril died at 155 Sturton Street aged 23  months old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Cyril Frank Cracknell; James Wooton Cracknell