CFHS code : AS217

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : In Loving Memory of WILLIAM JAMES ROWNEY d Dec 18th 1939 aged 53

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



William James Rowney (29 April 1886 – 18 December 1939)

James was the son of William and Sarah and grew up at 6 Park Street (1891) and 3a Derby Street in Grantchester (1901).  His father was a printer and musician and William became a stonemason. In 1911 he was lodging at 20 Eden Street and married Emma Woollard (1887-1986) the following year.  They lived at 21 Stockwell Street  and had three children: Veronica Muriel Hilda (1916-2003), Eric William Charles (1920-1954)  and  Roy John (1922-1991).

William died at home after what was said to be very sudden and  ‘after a short illness’.   He was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 22 December. He was said to be a well known stonemason and worked for Coulson and Son, masonry works.



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William James Rowney