CFHS code : HT232

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ELLA BLANCHE dearly loved daughter of MATTHEW & IDA MCKENZIE b Nov 4th 1905 d March 10th 1906

Monument : Stone cross (base only)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

McKenzie plinth February 2017


This small plinth is next to the path. The inscription is difficult to read.


In Loving Memory of ELLA BLANCHE dearly loved daughter of Matthew & Ida McKenzie born Nov 4th 1905 died March 10th 1906

Ella Blanche McKenzie (4 November 1905 – 10 March 1906)

Ella was the daughter of Matthew and Ida [nee Cave] McKenzie.  She was born in Camberwell and died there aged 4 months old.  Matthew McKenzie was Scottish by birth and became an accountant.  He spent large amounts of his life overseas, and it is thought he married Ida Blanche Cave in Pretoria, South Africa in October 1903.  They also had a son called Kenneth Douglas who was born in South Africa in 1907.

They possibly decided to bury Ella at Mill Road Cemetery because Ida’s sister Kate lived in Cambridge.  In 1911 Ida and three year old Kenneth were visitors to Kate and her husband Alfred Scales at 6 King Street.  Ida McKenzie would appear to have died sometime in her 30’s, probably overseas.  Matthew McKenzie married for a second time in January 1918 in India.  On his various documentation whilst travelling he continued to use Alfred Scales as a referree/address, so the families must have remained close.

Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry

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Ella Blanche McKenzie