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160 Sturton Street

A Blacksmith and a Bricklayer


Frederick Lee, head, married, 32, tailor (coat hand), b. Exeter, Devon
Emma Lee, wife, married, 24, b. Chesterton, Cambridgeshire
Amy Martha Lee, daughter, 3, b. Newcastle on Tyne
Leonard Lee, son, 2, b. Cambridge
Ada Lee, daughter, 1, b. Cambridge
Edward Lee, son, 3 months, b. Cambridge


Charles Baker, 43, Blacksmith, b. Shottesham, Norfolk

Maria Baker, 50, b. Stoke Holy Cross, Norfolk


Arthur Nichols, 30, bricklayer, b. Norwich

Nellie Nichols, 26, b. Cambridge

Percy Nichols, 1 month, b. Cambridge


Samuel Flack, head, 53, married, locomotive machinist to G E Railway, b. Cambridge
Sarah Flack, wife, 51, married, b. Trumpington, Cambridgeshire
Jessie Caroline Flack, daughter, 10, school child, b. Cambridge
William Dobson Cambridge, boarder, 45, widower, harness maker, b. Trumpington, Cambridgeshire
Married 18 years, 5 children of which 4 died

Samuel used to live at 163 Sturton Street between 1881 and 1891.

“The Late Mr Samuel Flack – Old Employee of the Great Eastern Railway Company.  The funeral of Mr Samuel Flack took place on Monday afternoon at Mill Road Cemetery, Cambridge.  Mr Flack, employed as a fitter in the G.E.R Loco. Dept. and had been in the Company’s service for 45 years.  He was taken ill at his work a few days ago and was brought home by some of his fellow workmen.  He passed away at his home, 160 Sturton Street on Friday morning.

A good number of his workmates attended to pay a last tribute of respect, and his time-keeper and six of his mates met at the house and acted as bearers.  There was a large attendance of relatives and friends.  The Rev/ Hawtrey May, vicar of St Matthew’s, conducted the service.  The coffin was of polished oak, with brass fittings, and bore the following inscription: ‘Samuel Flack, died August 29th, 1919, aged 63 years.'”

Sources – 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census, Saffron Walden Weekly News (05 September 1919),


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