CFHS code : HT387

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of CHARLES DIXON d May 28 1912 aged 71 also LILY MAY DIXON d — 14th 1922 aged 38 also of EMMA wife of CHARLES DIXON d Oct 9 1924 aged [7]8

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument

The kerb stones are hidden in bushes midway between the central path and the east wall and a few metres north east of the large pink granite Celtic cross of Death HT323 . We have not been able to check the inscription but used the burial records to get the dates and ages correct.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of CHARLES DIXON d May 28 1912 aged 71

Also LILY MAY DIXON d Feb.14th 1922 aged 38

Also of EMMA wife of CHARLES DIXON d Oct. 9 1924 aged 78

Charles Dixon (c.1840-1912)

Charles was born in about 1840 in Royston, Hertfordshire.  He was the son of William Dixon (c.1817-?) and Sarah Dixon (née Walker) (c.1818-1875).  By 1851 the family had moved to Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.  By 1861 Charles’ father had died and the family were living at 18 Sparrow Terrace, Cambridge.  Charles was still living at home but he was working as a boot and shoe maker.  Charles married Emma Leggett (c.1847-1924) in 1868 in Cambridge.  They had nine children: Ellen Florence (1869-1946); Edith (1871-?); Alice Sarah (1872-?); Charles William (1874-?); Walter (Frances Emma (1878-1961); Leonard (1880-1941); Adelaide Rose (1884-1967); and Lily May (1884-1922). By 1871 the family was living at 25 Grafton Street, Cambridge.  By 1881 the family was living at 26 Grafton Street.  By 1901 the family had moved to 15 City Road, Cambridge.  By 1911 Charles had retired.  He died on 28 May 1912 at the family home in City Road.

Lily May Dixon (1884-1922)

Lily was born in 1884 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.  She and her twin sister, Adelaide, were the youngest of nine children born to Charles Dixon (c.1840-1912) and Emma Dixon (née Leggett) (c.1847-1924).  By 1901 Lily was still living at home but she was working as a dressmaker.  By 1911 Lily was living at 29 Tenison Avenue, Cambridge.  She was still working as a dressmaker.  Lily died in 1922 at 15 City Road, Cambridge.

Emma Dixon (née Leggett) (c.1847-1924)

Emma was born in about 1847 in Winfarthing, Norfolk. She married Charles Dixon (c.1840-1912) in 1868 in Cambridge.  Emma died on 9 October 1924 at 75 Blinco Grove, Cambridge.

Sources:

Census returns for England: 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, and 1911
England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916–2007

By Emma Easterbrook

Charles Dixon; Emma Dixon; Lily May Dixon