CFHS code : AS215
Parish : All Saints
Inscription : In Loving Memory of ALFRED JOHN STOREY 1867 1935 also his son ALFRED JOHN STOREY 1900 – 1942 ashes interred – Denton and his daughter CATHERINE STOREY 1898 -1947
Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones/Flowerholder
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
This set of kerbs with small headstone & flower holder is roughly 8 rows west of the central. A large pine tree grows within the grave set . The inscription of metal letters is legible where not obscured by the tree trunk. The kerbs are suffering from erosion.
In Loving Memory of ALFRED JOHN STOREY 1867 – 1935
Also his son ALFRED JOHN STOREY 1900 – 1942 ashes interred – Denton
And his daughter CATHERINE STOREY 1898 -1947
Alfred John Storey (1867- 21 August 1935)
Alfred was the son of plumber James and his wife Eliza (née Kimpton). He was born on Mill Road but grew up at 2 Castle Row, and married Eva White Robinson (1865-1894) on 21 August 1890 at St. Matthew’s Church, Cambridge. Eva was the daughter of James and Alice and the couple went to live at 13 St. Johns Street (1891). They had one daughter: Gladys May White (1892-) but Eva died in July 1894 at the age of 28. She is buried in the parish of St Andrew the Less but we have not found a monument.
He married for a second time in 1896 to Catherine Eleanor Legge (1875-1961) and they had at least four children: Catherine (1897-1947), Alfred John (1900-1942), Doris Muriel (1907-1959) and Richard Thomas (1910-1984). Alfred worked as plumber, glazier and decorator (1891/1901) but later was a draper (1911). The family lived at 39 King Street (1901), 21 Burleigh Street (1911) and then at 12 Christchurch Street (at least 1920 onwards). Alfred died at home aged 69 years old.
Alfred John Storey (27 May 1900 – 10 April 1942)
Alfred was the eldest son of Alfred and Catherine and went to the Perse School and then St. Catherine’s College, Cambridge. He was a school teacher and taught at Gresham’s School in Holt, King Edward VII school in Sheffield and then Manchester Grammar School. Aged 32 he was appointed Headmaster of Sowerby Bridge Secondary School and five years later was made Headmaster of Crewe County Secondary School.
He married fellow schoolteacher Gladys Mabel Richardson (1901 – 1978) on 9 August 1928 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Oldham. In 1939 the couple were living at Hill Top, Wistaston, Crewe and they had three daughters.
Alfred was ill for some months before his death aged 41 years old. He was treated in London at the end of 1941 and appeared to improve, but he was hospitalised again as a result of complications and had one leg amputated below the knee in February 1942. The Crewe Chronicle reported that his condition was ‘as satisfactory as can be expected’. Once again he appeared to make a recovery but a second relapse occurred and he died at North Staffordshire Infirmary in Stoke-on-Trent. It was reported that ‘he associated himself with the Youth Movement and did much good work in training boys. He was a member of the Crewe Rotary Club and at the time of his death was Chairman of the International Service Committee. He was a Section A.R.P for Wistaston’.
The funeral took place on 15 April at Nantwich church before cremation at Manchester Crematorium. The Crewe Chronicle reported that ‘the urn was deposited in the family vault at Audenshaw Cemetery’.
Catherine Storey (1897- 12 October 1947)
(Despite the inscription Catherine’s birth was registered in the first quarter of 1897 and census records are consistent with this date of birth)
Little is known of Catherine’s life except she lived at home with her parents until at least 1911. In 1939 she was living at 27 Fendon Road and died at home in 1947.
CFHS transcript of Andrew the Less parish burial record
by Claire Martinsen
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