CFHS code : HT269

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : [west face:] ‘In loving memory of Flora Miller who died March 19, 1931 aged 69 years’ “Peace. Perfect Peace.” [south face:] ‘In loving memory of Albert Hugh Miller who died Feb 23, 1932 aged 63 years also wife of the above Hannah Matilda Miller who died April 14, 1961 aged 89 years’  [east face:] ‘also Freda Grace Wilkinson 1908-1979 Robert L. Wilkinson 1905-1983’

Monument : Square plinth/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Miller grave
Miller monument
Wilkinson inscription
Wilkinson inscription

Monument

Located in the Holy Trinity parish area between the south path and the south boundary wall, near the south end of the central path, the Miller family grave had a cross on a triple plinth, with inscriptions on three faces of the plinth, surrounded by interior and exterior square kerb stones, all in white marble.

The Miller grave forms a matching pair with that of the Scales family, diagonally adjacent to one another, the Scales grave in black marble. Both crosses were damaged in 1996/1997 and replaced by  simple triangular coping stones.

Inscription

[west face:]
‘In loving memory of Flora Miller
who died March 19, 1931 aged 69 years’
“Peace. Perfect Peace.”

[south face:]
‘In loving memory of Albert Hugh Miller
who died Feb 23, 1932 aged 63 years

Also wife of the above Hannah Matilda Miller
who died April 14, 1961 aged 89 years’

[east face:]
‘also Freda Grace Wilkinson 1908-1979
Robert L. Wilkinson 1905-1983′

Relationships – Sister and brother, his wife, adult daughter and son-in-law

Flora Miller (1861 – 19 March 1931)

Flora was the eldest daughter of Alfred Tubalcain and Mary Louisa Miller. Alfred  was a church organ builder, and the family lived at 6 Sidney Street.  Mary Miller worked as a milliner and Flora aged 19 (1881) was assisting her mother.
In 1911 she was living at 6/7 Sidney Street and working as a housekeeper for the Mann family.
Flora died at 224 Milton Road

Albert Hugh Miller (1868 – 1932)

Albert was the son of Alfred Tubalcain and Mary Louisa Miller. He joined the family firm of Miller & Son as an organ builder.
He married Hannah Scales in 1897 and they had at 6 children Stanley Hugh (1899), Mary Muriel (1902), Kathleen Joan (1904), Geoffrey Albert Hugh (1905), Freda Grace (1908) and Sylvia Molly (1911)

In 1911 after 13 years of marriage they lived in a substantial house called Limehurst, on Chesterton Road..
Albert Died at 26 Chesterton Road

Hannah Matilda Miller (née Scales) (1872 – 1961)

Hannah was the daughter of George and Hannah Scales. Her father owned a brewery in King Street. After George’s death she ran the brewery with 2 of her brothers Albert Samborn Scales and  Alfred Scales until 1926.

Freda Grace Wilkinson  (née Miller) (30.8.1908 – 22 July 1979)

Freda Wilkinson, whose inscription is on the west face of the grave plinth, was the daughter of Albert & Hannah. She worked for the Family music shop from 1924, becoming managing director, retiring in 1968. A significant figure in Cambridge life, she was the first national president of the Music Trades Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
On October 5th 1933 sh married Robert Longfellow Wilkinson at Great St Mary’s church.. They had 2 daughters, Brenda Mary and Janice Martyn

Robert Longfellow Wilkinson (3.12.1905-1983)

Robert was born in Ipswich the son of  husband & wife John Longfellow and Kate Louise Wilkinson. John worked for the Board of Trade as an official brewers Clerk.  Robert attended a private prep school from the age of 8. By 1929 he was on the electoral roll in Cambridge, living in Mill Lane and at the time of his marriage he was an official receiver in bankruptcy.
In 1939 he and Freda were living at 9 Ascham Road, Cambridge. Robert was manager and secretary of a building society.

See Miller’s Music page for more information about this music shop

Sources:
CFHS transcripts of parish and census records
Find My Past
Spalding street directories
reports in the Cambridge Daily News and Cambridge Evening News
two pictures by courtesy of Professor Peter Dickinson
Thanks to Graham Sledge for his explanation of the replacement of the crosses  and access to the family tree.

By Ian Bent and Mary Naylor

Albert Hugh Miller; Flora Miller; Hannah Matilda Miller; Freda Grace Wilkinson; Robert L. Wilkinson