CFHS code : HT576
Parish : Holy Trinity
Inscription : In Loving Memory of MARY ROSE d Feb 23rd 1929 aged 47
Monument : Kerb stones/Urn
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Mary Rose (née Cross) (1882 – 28 February 1929)
Mary was born in Lakenheath and was the daughter of agricultural labourer Robert Cross and Elizabeth (née Feetham). She came to Cambridge and worked as a housemaid – although in 1901 when the census was taken she was a patient at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. She married Ernest Samuel Rose(1882-1958) on 20 October 1904 and they had four children: Ethel Mary Charlotte (1905-1998), Agnes Ruth (1913-1979), Edna (1914-1914) and Freda Joyce (1920-1997). They lived at 18 York Street, where Ernest was a greengrocer. Mary died at home aged 47 years old and her funeral took place on 28 February.
Ernest married for a second time in 1932 to widow Ethel Maud Grace Jacobs (née Hunt) (1884-1962). Ethel’s first husband Percy Harry Jacobs had died in 1928. They continued to live at 18 York Street, and he died in February 1958 aged 75 years old.
Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS
by Claire Martinsen
With many thanks to P.H., granddaughter of Ernest and Mary Rose for permission to use the family photo.
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