3 Oswald Terrace, Sturton Street
The Family of a Tailor
1911 – 1950
Head of household in 1911 is Joseph Peck, a 30 year old tailor maker from Cambridge. Joseph grew up in the Parish of St Matthew’s, his father John was a Sexton.
He has been married to Flora Rose Amelia (nee Loveday) for five and a half years.
The couple have three small children. Edith Kathleen is 4 and a half, Edna May is 2 years 3 months and Bernard William John is 8 months old.
“By Order of the Personal Representatives of William Pate, deceased, Cambridge, Sale of Small Freehold Town Properties, comprising; Six Freehold Modern Dwelling Houses, well built of Brick with Slate Roofs and with Long Gardens, situated and being Nos 1-6 Oswald Terrace, Sturton Street.” Cambridge Daily News 16 March 1920
Joseph died on the 31st March 1929, his seven year old daughter, Myrtle Mary, died two days later. The funeral was reported in the paper. “Both father and daughter, who passed away within a few hours of each other during Eastertide… had been in ill-health for some time. Mr. Peck, who was greatly respected, had worked for a number of years for Messrs. R. Saberton, University tailors of Bridge Street. The little girl was a scholar of St. Barnabas Infants School, and the Primitive Methodist, Sturton Street, Sunday School.”
They are buried in Mill Road Cemetery alongside Edna May who died in 1932.
The 1939 Registers records Flora still living at 3 Oswald Terrace. She is living with her daughter Edith and Bertie Clarke, who Edith will marry in 1940. Edith is working as a draper’s assistant, Bertie is a shop assistant in the boot trade. Flora is registered at 3 Oswald Terrace until 1950.
Sources: 1911 UK Census, Cambridge Daily News 16 March 1920, Civil Registration Marriage Index (1837-1915), Saffron Walden Weekly News 12 April 1929, National Probate Calendar (1858-1995), Mill Road Cemetery,