CFHS code : PL130

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : MINNIE GERTRUDE MARSHALL d 4 May 1903 age 29

Monument : Stone cross (broken)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Marshall cross


Although this cross, located in the parish area of St Paul, opposite the Lodge behind the notice board, has fallen, the inscription is still clear.


‘My loving and devoted wife
Who fell asleep May 4th 1903 aged 29 years’

“Lead kindly light to the realms of the blest
Where is no …………..illegible …………….”

Minnie Gertrude Marshall (nee Cocks) [1874 – 4 May 1903]

Minnie was the daughter of Walter and Emily Cocks and was born in Bassingbourn where her father was a mechanical engineer. She was the eldest of the Cocks’ five children.  In early 1899 she married Arthur Ralph Marshall (1873-1930).   Two years into the marriage Arthur and Minnie were staying with her parents at 152 Sturton Street. At the time of the 1901 census.  Arthur was a clothing and jewellery dealer/pawnbroker.

She gave birth to a son Horace Edward Ralph Marshall on 31st March 1903, and died just a few weeks later.

Arthur remarried Elizabeth Ann Bennet and they stayed in Cambridge for a few years – living at 30a Mill Road, before returning to London.

Minnie’s son Horace Edward Ralph Marshall (1903-1980) lived in Ealing for most of his life.



by Claire Martinsen

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Minnie Gertrude Marshall