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Emma Jane Martin
Emma Jane Martin

Emma Jane Martin

Emma Jane Martin was the eighth of the twelve children of James Martin and his wife Sarah Elizabeth (née Giddings) of Little Downham, Cambridgeshire, England.

She married John William Goodge, a farm labourer of Littleport and they lived in an area of Little Downham called 'California', not far from her parents house.

The couple only appear to have had one child - a daughter named Mary - in 1911.

In 1917, tragedy struck when both her and her husband were killed just seven months apart. Their daughter Mary was looked after by Emma's mother, Sarah Elizabeth.

It is believed that in later years Mary Goodge moved to London.

Further Details

12th November 1887, Little Downham Fen, Cambridgeshire, England.




17th September 1917 at Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England, aged 29 years.

21st September 1917 at St. Leonard's Cemetery, Little Downham, Cambridgeshire, England. A weathered headstone stood until recently in Little Downham cemetery, commemorating her; her husband and her brother Herbert's life and loss during 1917. It was removed at some point during the late 2000s.