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125 Sturton Street

The Family of a Boiler Attendant

This house does not appear on the Census until 1911.

An electoral register for 1910-1911 shows Francis Pepper at number 125.

After that the Clark family live here until 1938.

1911 – 1938

Walter George Clark, head, 40, married, boiler attendant for gas works, b. St Osyth, Essex
Louisa Emily Clark, wife, 37, married, b. West Wratting, Cambridgeshire
Reginald Clark, son, 14, apprentice for book sellers, b. Cambridge
Ida Clark, daughter, 12, school, b. Cambridge
Hilda Clark, daughter, 10, school, b. Cambridge
James Clark, son, 6, b. Cambridge
Victor Clark, son, 3, b. Cambridge
Kathleen Clark, daughter, under 1 month, b. Cambridge
Married 15 years, 6 children

Walter and Louisa are buried in Mill Road Cemetery.


Arthur Hopkins, born 1864, cattle market foreman

Mary Elizabeth Hopkins, born 1884,

David Dennis Kirbyshire, born 1912, dental mechanic seeking work.  The 1939 register reveals a margin note saying “special constable”.

Arthur is buried in Mill Road Cemetery, as is their lodger, David Dennis Kirbyshire. David died in 1940.

Sources: 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census, Cambridgeshire, England, Electoral Registers, Burgess Rolls and Poll Books (1722-1966), 1939 register


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