CFHS code : PL38
Parish : St Paul
Inscription : side 1 In Loving Memory of CHARLES ALFRED KING d Mar 13 1892 aged 41 side 2 also of LOUIE S KING their daughter d Dec 17 1937 side 3 also SELINA SOPHIA KING d Dec 13 1942 aged 86
Monument : Stone cross (fallen)
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Located in the parish area of St Paul, this cross has fallen but the inscription on the plinth is clear on the west face.
In Loving Memory of CHARLES ALFRED KING who fell asleep Mar 13 1892 aged 41 years
also of LOUIE S KING their daughter died Dec 17 1937
also SELINA SOPHIA KING died Dec 13 1942 aged 86
Charles Alfred King (1851 – – 1892)
Charles was the son of Charles and Mary Ann and grew up at The Fitzroy Arms, 7 Fitzroy Street, where his father was a brewer/publican. By the age of 20 he was working as a solicitor’s clerk and married Selina Wheaton on 3 May 1876 at Christ Church. The couple had three children: Louie Sophia (1877-1937), Ethel Beatrice Mary (1881-1958) and Charles Ellis (1886-1975) . They lived at Fitzroy Cottage, 137 Gwydir Street (1881) and Kingsdene, Brooklands Avenue (1891).
Charles died at home aged 41 and his death was reported in the Cambridge Independent Press ‘for a long time, Mr. King has been the subject of an insidious and mortal disease and therefore his death was not a matter of surprise. The deceased had long been clerk to the Borough Magistrates’ Clerk…for a considerable period Mr. King had been very active as the promotion of building societies in Cambridge, which have been of great benefit to the working classes; and a few years ago he filled various offices in connection with St. Matthew’s Church. He was universally respected and his geniality and amiability secured for him a large circle of friends’.
Louie Sophia King (1887 – 17 December 1937)
Louie was the eldest daughter of Charles and Selina King and went to the Higher Grade Girls’ School, Eden Street. She won a prize for attendance at the school prize giving day in 1891. After her father’s death she lived at 13 Christchurch Street with her mother and siblings. In 1901 she was working as a draper’s assistant but was not noted as working when the census of 1911 was taken. Louie died at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and her funeral took place on 21 December.
Selina Sophia King (née Wheaton) (1854 – 13 December 1942)
Selina grew up at 117 Fitzroy Street, the daughter of butcher John Wheaton (1816-) and Selina (née Seawell) (1829-1864). She worked as a draper’s assistant before marrying Charles King. She died at 13 Christchurch Street aged 88 years old (although her age was recorded as 86 years) and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 17 December.
Selina’s uncle Edwin Seawell is also buried at Mill Road Cemetery.
Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS
by Claire Martinsen
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