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108 Sturton Street

A Shunter and a Painter


Arthur Leason, 29, groom, b. Ashbourne, Cambs

Sarah E Leason, 22, Thriplow, Cambs

Arthur Jacob Leason, 2,  b. Cambridge


Head of household in 1891 is Charles Yorke, a 28 year old Railway Shunter who was born in Wickham Market, Suffolk.  He is married to 25 year old Laura (nee Gray) who was born in Cambridge.  The couple have three small children, Harold C (3), Sidney (2), and Alfred (1).

The family have moved to 86 Sturton Street by the time of the 1901 census.


William Cooper, 29, painter, b. Ipswich

Eliza Cooper, 26, b. Linton

William Cooper, 3, b. Cambridge

Gertrude Cooper, 1, b. Cambridge


Henry Nunn, head, 70, widower, boot maker, b. Mildenhall, Suffolk

Diamond Day for City Couple
A couple who were married at St. Matthew’s Church, Cambridge, in 1913 celebrate their diamond wedding today.
Mr. Walter Pearson, who is 80, first met his wife, Florence, on Parker’s Piece.  After the First World War he becaame one of the first Co-Op milkmen in Cambridge.
Mr. and Mrs. Pearson of 108 Sturton Street, have always lived in Cambridge and their two remaining children, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren all live nearby. “We’ve got a nice big happy family.” said 80-year-old Mrs. Pearson.
Tomorrow the Pearsons are having a family party.

Cambridge Daily News – 20th October 1973

Sources – 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census


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