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115a Sturton Street

The Melton Family

This property doesn’t appear on any census between 1871 and 1911.  It first appears in 1918 on the Electoral Register.

1918 – 1938

The Melton family are the first family recorded as living here.  They have previously lived at 15 Ainsworth Street and 4 Ainsworth Street.

1921 Census

Sidney Melton, 55, born Rougham, Suffolk.  Carpenter for W. Saint Builders, 4 Barnabas Road.
Elizabeth Melton, 52, born Waterbeach, Cambridge. Home Duties.
Elsie Melton, 25, born Cambridge.  Dressmaker for M. Siggers, St. John’s Street.
Winnie Melton, 23, born Cambridge.  Boot Shop Assistant for Woodman, Freeman & Hardy’s.
Doris Melton, 18, born Cambridge.  Boot Shop Assistant for Woodman, Freeman & Hardy’s.
Ernest Melton, 11, born Cambridge.  In part time education.

Sidney James Melton and his wife Sarah Elizabeth are buried in Mill Road Cemetery with two of their sons.

Sources: 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census, Cambridgeshire, England, Electoral Registers, Burgess Rolls and Poll Books (1722-1966), Mill Road Cemetery,


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