CFHS code : PL386

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : kerbs In Loving Memory of a dear husband and father ALBERT GEORGE DEAN d 19 Oct 1953 aged 67 flower holder From Friends

Monument : Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Although the flower holder has broken all the pieces are there and the inscription is well preserved.
Dean monument

Monument

Situated in the parish area of St Paul  5 rows west of the central path towards the south of the parish. The kerb stones are intact but the flower holder has broken. All the pieces are there and the inscription is well preserved.

Inscription

left kerb
‘In loving memory of a dear husband and father Albert George Dean
who fell asleep Oct 19th 1953 aged 67 years’

Flower holder
‘From Friends’

Albert Herbert George Dean (7 November 1885 – 19 October 1953)

Albert was the son of George and Eliza (née Robinson) Dean and his father was a cab proprietor. He married Ethel Alice Harper (1887-1971), on November 4th 1906  at St. Paul’s Church when he was 21 and Ethel was 19. At the time of his marriage he was a cab driver probably working for the family firm. Ethel was the daughter of Charles Frederick Harper an engineer. The had at least five children: Gladys Ethel Harper (1906-1912), Claude Herbert Charles (1910-1910), Frank Elliot (1911-2001), Phyllis Kathleen Alma (1916-2006) and Basil Clifford (1925-1999). They lived at 15 Russell Street (1911) and 7 Russell Street (at least 1912 onwards). He served in the 1st World War with the Army Service Corp and served in India during his time in the army. He died aged 67 years old.

Claude  Herbert Charles Dean (January 1910 – February 1910) 

Claude died at 15 Russell Street aged 1 month old, he was buried on 4 February 1910.

Gladys Ethel Harper Dean  (29 September 1906 – 15 July 1912)

Gladys died at 7 Russell Street aged 5 years old and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 18 July 1912.

We know that these children are buried here as we have a copy of the grave book where the sexton recorded the position of all the graves and burials. We searched the grave book after being contacted by their great niece Tara.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newsppaer archives

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

[If you have any information about this family, please contact us at Friendsofmillroadcemetery@gmail.com]

Albert George Dean; Claude Dean; Gladys Dean