MORGAN, Owen Frederick

1867 - 1951

Owen Frederick Morgan was born at Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich on 23 August 1867 and baptised on 1 October 1867, son of John Brandram Morgan (c1821-19 November 1912), a brewery owner, and his wife Mary Janet Matchett (1831-22 December 1902), second daughter of Revd John Chase Matchett, a minor canon of Norwich Cathedral, who married at St Luke's Chapel, Norwich on 17 August 1852. In 1871, 3 year old Owen was living at Thorpe Road, Norwich with his parents, 50-year-old John and 40-year-old Mary, and five siblings, Annie 11, Beatrice 8, Gerard 6, Ethel 5, and Alice 1, all born at Norwich. By 1881 the family had moved to Holly Grove, Worstead, Norfolk and ten years later, Owen was a 23-year-old art student, living with his parents at 18 Grange Road, Twyford Abbey, Ealing, Middlesex. Owen married at St Peter Thanet, Kent on 29 June 1897, Ada Constance Clarke (23 June 1864-24 June 1936) and in 1901, a 33-year-old vocalist, living at 13 Brandreth Road, Streatham with his 36-year-old wife and 6-week-old daughter Beryl Mary Courtiney (born 15 February 1901). A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1900-1912 but had exhibited from 13 Brandreth Road, Streatham, London in 1898, four watercolours 'The Way to the Farm', 'Solitude', 'A Surrey Farm' and 'The Silent Fool', in 1899 he had a show nine pictures, oils 'The Old Bridge, Dedham', 'The Parched Common', 'The Stow, Dedham', 'The Way to the Mill' and watercolours 'Mid-Day Rest', 'Bramford', 'Bramford Lock', 'Dedham' and 'A Portrait' and was a regular annual exhibitor of four to six paintings until 1905 when he had on show an oil 'Mitcham Common' and three watercolours 'Building by a River', 'View on the Gipping' and 'Weavers Down, Liphook, Surrey'. He was also a member of the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1907-1908 from London. In 1911, an examiner civil servant, living at 67 Huron Road, Upper Tooting, London with his wife and daughter. In 1939, a widower living on private means, at 'Braeside', Victoria Road, Horley, Surrey with his unmarried daughter Beryl, a retired teacher. Owen Frederick Morgan was of Braeside, Horley, Surrey when he died at Holloway Sanatorium, Virginia Water, Surrey on 18 January 1951, aged 83 and buried at Horley St Bartholomew five days later.

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