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152 Sturton Street

A Tailor and an Engineer


Charles E. Sprackling, head, married, 23, college cook, b. Cambridge
Augusta Sprackling, wife, married, 22, b. Cambridge
Laura Sprackling, daughter, 4 months, b. Cambridge


John W Taylor, 29, Tailor, b. Cambridge

Priscilla Taylor, 29, b. Steeple Morden, Cambs

Nelly Taylor, 1, b. Cambridge

Wilfred Yarman, 20, John’s brother in law, Railway Porter, b. Steeple Morden, Cambs


Walter E Cooks, 54, mechanical engineer, he is an employer and works from home, b. Herts

Emily J Cooks, 50, b. Royston

Bertram E Cooks, 24, mechanical engineer, b. Bassingbourne

Harold E Cooks, 23, mechanical engineer, b. Bassingbourne

Ethel M Cooks, 13, b. Bassingbourne

Mary A Howard, 82, widow, mother-in-law, b. Essex

Arthur Ralph Marshall, 28, Walter’s son-in-law.  (He’s an employer & works from home, but his job is illegible on the census.)  b. Kensington

Minnie Gertrude Marshall, 26, Walter’s daughter, b. Bassingbourne

Minnie died in 1903 and is buried in Mill Road Cemetery.


Walter Edward Cooks, head, 65, married, mechanical engineer, own account, b. Walkern [?], Hertfordshire
Emily Jane Cooks, wife, 63, married, b. Royston, Hertfordshire
Ethel May Cooks, daughter, 24, b. Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire
Married 40 years, 5 children of which 2 died

The property is not on the 1939 Register and the original building is no longer standing.

Sources – 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census, 1939 Register, Mill Road Cemetery,


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