CFHS code : HT414a

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Memory of WILLIAM JAMES PLUCK d Mar 7 1946 aged 68 and CATHERINE MARY PLUCK wife of the above d April 30 1953 aged 72 also their children GEORGE aged 5 REGINALD aged 7 months

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument

Inscription

William James Pluck (3 June 1877 – 7 March 1946)

William grew up at 1 Russell Place, Russell Street with his parents Philip and Esther (née Waters)  Pluck and three sisters. Philip was a railway plate layer, and later worked as a porter for Great Eastern Railway (G.E.R.). William worked as a butcher’s assistant (1891) and then as a railway porter (at least 1901 onwards). He married Catherine Ellis at Holy Trinity Church on 30 November 1905 and they had four children: William George Philip (1906-1912), Daisy Clara (1908-1961), Bertie Horace (1913-1980) and Reginald Stanley (1915-1916). The family lived a tBroad Street (1911 onwards). In 1939 he was described as being a railway goods loader and died at home aged 68 years old.

Catherine Mary Pluck (née Ellis) (9 December 1880 – 30 April 1953)

Catherine was born in Abington, Cambridgeshire and was the daughter of ostler William Ellis and his wife Catherine. She grew up in Ely and then 21 Trinity Place, Cambridge (1891). In  1901 she was living in London and working as  a cook for solicitor John Mills and his wife Agnes. She married William Pluck when she was 24 years old and died at 30 Kelvin Close, Cambridge aged 72 years.

William George Philip Pluck ( 1906 – 25 August 1912)

George died at Broad Street  of dipetheria aged 5 years old.  He was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 29 August 1912.

Reginald Stanley Pluck (c.July/August 1915 – March 1916)

Reginald died at Addenbrooke’s Hospital aged 7 months odl and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 10 March 1916.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Catherine Mary Pluck; George Pluck; Reginald Pluck; William James Pluck