CFHS code : BE131

Parish : St Bene’t

Inscription : In Loving Memory of SARAH SMITH d September 5th 1906 aged 39 also FREDERICK GEORGE SMITH beloved husband of ALICE MAUD and son of the above d Jan 21st 1949 aged 58 ALICE MAUD wife of FREDERICK GEORGE d Sept 19th 1977 aged 88

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The headstone in January 2010.

Monument 

Located under trees and bushes 4 rows east of the west path. Behind the large columns of Rowton & Barker. The headstone is intact and the inscription of metal letters is mostly legible but hidden under soil at the bottom. The left kerb has fallen.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of SARAH SMITH died September 5th 1906 aged 39 years

“Sleep on Beloved”

Also FREDERICK GEORGE SMITH beloved husband of ALICE MAUD
and son of the above died Jan 21st 1949. Aged 58 years

“Sleep on dear ones and take thy rest.
Free from sorrow. Free from pain
Thy memory lives in loving hearts
until with joy we meet again.”

ALICE MAUD wife of FREDERICK GEORGE d Sept 19th 1977 aged 88

Sarah Smith  (née Chapman) (1867 –  5 September 1906)

Sarah was the daughter of Francis and Eliza (née Northfield) and was baptised on 18 March 1867.  Her father worked on the railway as a fireman and later as an engine driver and the family lived at 5 Cavendish Road (1881).  Francis Chapman died in a work related accident in 1892. Sarah married Frederick George Smith  (1868-) in 1888 and they had at least three children: Annie (1889-1972), Frederick George (1890-1949) and Arthur Ernest (1897-1979).

Frederick worked for Great Eastern Railway as an engine cleaner and later as a fireman and the family lived at 13 Catharine Street (1891) and 60 Great Eastern Street (1901). Sarah died aged 39 years old.

Frederick George Smith (Fred) (30 September 1890 – 21 January 1949)

Fred was the son of Frederick and Sarah and in 1911 was working as a china packer in a china warehouse. He married Alice Haylock on 27 July 1913 at St. John’s Church, Hills Road and they had one daughter: Mary Edith Dorothy Maud (1916-1991).  Fred served in the 1st World War from December 1916, and at the time the family were living at 5 Elm Street.  From his enlistment papers it is known that he was 5ft 6″ tall.

In 1939  Fred, Alice and Mary were living at 13 Melbourne Place and he was working as a manager in a glass/china wholesaers as well as serving as a special constable.

Alice Maud Smith (née Haylock) (22 August 1889 –  19 September 1977)

Alice was born in Waterbeach and was the daughter of basketmaker Edward and Hannah.  In 1911 she was living at 1 Lyndewode Road  working as a cook for Henry and Ellen Church before marrying Fred Smith in 1913.  After she was widowed she continued to live at Melbourne Place with daughter Mary and died there in 1977.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Alice Maud Smith; Frederick George Smith; Sarah Smith