CFHS code : HT54
Parish : Holy Trinity
Inscription : In Loving Memory of my dear husband WALTER HUCKLE d March 10th 1920 aged 41 also VIOLET KATE HUCKLE d 25 Jan 1951 aged 80 daughter VIOLET MARY d 3 Sept 1975 aged 68 son LAURENCE d 9 Jan 1973 aged 62
Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
This headstone, with kerbstones, corner posts & flower holder, stands against the east wall where the path bends towards the north in the south east corner of the parish of Holy Trinity. The inscriptions are of metal letters. All is in good order but a sapling and ivy may have a negative impact in the future.
In Loving Memory Of my dear husband WALTER HUCKLE who died March 10th 1920. Aged 41 years.
Also VIOLET KATE HUCKLE died Jan 25th 1951 aged 80 years
Also their son LAURENCE died 9th Jan 1973 aged 62 years
And their daughter VIOLET MARY who died 3rd Sept 1975 aged 68 years
Walter Huckle (1879 – 10 March 1920)
Walter was born in St. Neots and was the son of Samuel and Jane (née Hawkins). His father worked as a stoker in a paper mill and Walter was raised at Church Lane, St Neots. Aged 21 he was living with his brother Harry Huckle in Woodstone, just south of Peterborough and working as a watchmaker and jeweller. He married Violet Fell in West Bromwich in 1905 and they had two children who are buried in the same grave. Walter and Violet moved to Cambridge soon after they married and settled at 112 Tenison Road. Walter worked as a silversmith’s salesman for Messrs. Boots. He died at Papworth Hall of T.B. aged 41 years old and announcements of his death said he was ‘the beloved husband of Violet Huckle (and died) after a long illness patiently borne’.
He was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 13 March. The Cambridge Daily News reported ‘a large gathering of sorrowing relatives and friends assembled at the house and at the graveside….deceased was grealy respected and had made many friends during his residence in Cambridge’.
Violet Kate Annie Huckle (née Fell) (5 September 1870 – 25 January 1951)
Violet was born in London to William Halford Fell and his wife Eliza Hillman (née McDonald). William Fell was a commerical traveller and she grew up at 7 Clarence Place in Hackney. She drained as a draper’s assistant and worked in Battersea (1891) and Kensington (1901) before marrying Walter Huckle in 1905. After she was widowed she lived at 13 Kings Parade (1922 to at least 1935), and then 66 Huntingdon Road where she ran a Lodging House
Violet Mary Huckle (1 April 1907 – 3 September 1975)
Violet helped her mother run the Lodging House on Huntingdon Road (1939) and was still living there in 1966 .
Walter Laurence Huckle (9 May 1910 – 9 January 1973)
Walter worked as a machine mechanic/fitter at Marshalls Aerodrome and lived with his mother and sister at 66 Huntingdon Road (1939). He married Amy Beatrice Bacon (1914-1998) in 1947 and the couple lived at Huntingdon Road for some years after marriage, but moved to live at 17 Fitzwilliam Street (1956-1961) and then 77 Stretton Avenue. Laurence died at home aged 62 years old.
by Claire Martinsen
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