CFHS code : HT338

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Ever Loving Memory of JOHN GEORGE GIBBINS d April 5th 1940 aged 80 also EMMA ALICE GIBBINS d February 6th 1951 aged 88

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument

Inscription

John George Gibbins (1860 – 5 April 1940)

John was born in Godmanchester, and baptised in Cherry Hinton on 30 December 1860. He was the son of John and Hannah Gibbins and grew up at London Street, Godmanchester.  He appears to have been raised by his sister Hannah and aged 11 was working as an agricultural labourer. He then went to live with his uncle and aunt at St. Pancras, and worked as a milk carrier (1881). He married Emma Hume in Cambridge in 1886 and they had one daughter: Mabel Elizabeth (1887-1970). John worked as a milkman and the family lived at 64 Norfolk Street (1891/1901), 26 Bradmore Street (1911) and then 21 Grafton Street.   He died at the Chesterton Nuring Home, 96 Chesterton Road aged 80 years old.

Emma Alice Gibbins (née Hume) (1 April 1862 – 6 February 1951)

Emma was born in Bury St. Edmunds and was the daughter of railway engine driver James Gibbins and Sarah. The family had moved to Cambridge by the time she was 3 years old and she grew up at 49 South Street. Emma worked as a tailoress before marrying John Gibbins and died in Cambridge aged 88 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Emma Alice Gibbins; John George Gibbins