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25 Hooper Street

A widow on parish relief, a postman and a milkman

25 Hooper Street is one of a terrace of five houses on the south side of Hooper Street.


Mary Strand, widow, 66, no occupation, parish relief, b. Balsham, Cambridgeshire
Caroline Strand, daughter, 26, mantle maker, b. Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire
Clara Strand, granddaughter, 9, scholar, b. Cottenham, Cambridgeshire

Clara Strand was the daughter of Mary’s son Nathan, a gardener who lived with his wife Mary Ann and younger daughter Agnes in Little Wilbraham.

By 1911 Mary Strand was an inmate of Cambridge Workhouse on Mill Road, and she died later that year.


Phillip G Mudd, 36, town postman, b. Cambridge
Martha E Mudd, 33, b. Holt, Norfolk

1901 to 1939

Joseph Kester, 29, street cleaner, b. Swavesey, Cambridgeshire
Ellen Ann Kester, 37, b. Cherry Hinton, Cambridgeshire


Joseph Kester, 39, general labourer, b. Swavesey
Ellen Kester, 47, b. Cherry Hinton

Ellen Kester died in 1923. In 1925 Joseph married a second wife, Jane, who was to outlive him. In 1939, at the beginning of the Second World War, Jane took on duties as an air raid warden.


UK census records (1841 to 1911), General Register Office birth, marriage and death indexes (1837 onwards), the 1939 England and Wales Register, and electoral registers.


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