CFHS code : HT593

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of LETITIA wife of GEORGE LUSHER d 13 July 1933 aged 80 also her daughters GERTRUDE LUSHER d 27 Dec 1962 aged 77 ETHEL ROSA LUSHER d 31 Mar 1966 aged 87 LILY LUSHER d 3 Mar 1977 aged 89 kerbs my dear husband GEORGE LUSHER d 29 Jun 1918 aged 64 also beloved daughter LETTIE ELLEN d 7 Aug 1906 aged 24

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Relationship: Mother, father and four daughters

Letitia (Lettie)  Lusher (née Miller)  (1853 – 13 July 1933)

Lettie was born in Barrington and was the daughter of James and Mary Ann.  She grew up on the High Street in Barley, where her father was a butcher.  Lettie married George Lusher in 1881 and they had four daughters (the first of whom was born before the wedding): Ethel Rosa (1878-1966), Lettie Ellen (1881-1906), Gertrude (1885-1962) and Lily (1887-1977). George worked as a house painter and the family lived at 11 York Street. Lettie died at home aged 80 years old.

Gertrude Lusher (8 May 1885 – 27 December 1962)

Gertrude worked as a domestic servant from at least the age of 15 (1901). In 1939 she was living in Cambridge and working as a domestic cook. She later retired to live at her childhood home – 11 York Street with sister Ethel, and died at Chesterton Hospital aged 77 years old.

Ethel Rosa Lusher (20 August 1878 – 31 March 1966)

Ethel was the eldest child of George and Lettie Lusher and lived at 11 York Street for most of her life.  In 1911 she was working as a cook for doctor Sidney White at 116 Chesterton Road. By 1939 she was living alone at 11 York Street and working as a domestic servant. She died aged 87 years old.

Lily Lusher (24 December 1887 – 3 March 1977)

Lily was the youngest daughter of George and Lettie and in 1911 was also working for Sidney White at Chesterton Road – sister Ethel was the cook, and Lily was working in the same household as a maid. She later worked as the cook at Fulbourn Asylum and in March 1918 the Visiting and Building sub-committee recommended increasing her wages to £4 per annum. By 1939 she was living in Hengave, Suffolk and working as a cook for retired barrister John Wood. Lily died at Fitzwilliam House, a care home in Cottenham aged 89 years old.

George Lusher (1854 – 29 June 1918)

George was  born in Cambridge the son of carpenter  Elijah Lusher (1827 – 1857) and Phoebe Seaborn Lusher ( 1830-1855). The family lived at 7 South St until death of both parents. After which he was raised by his uncle and aunt – Joseph and Mary Ann Pratt, at 18 Eden Street.  His uncle was a house painter/decorator and George continued in the same trade. He died aged 64 years old and was buried on 3 July 1918.

Lettie Ellen Lusher (1881 – 7 August 1906)

Lettie died at 11 York Street aged 24 years old.



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Ethel Rosa Lusher; George Lusher; Gertrude Lusher; Letitia Lusher; Lettie Ellen Lusher; Lily Lusher