TURNER, Ethel Mary

1883 - 1984

Ethel Mary Turner

Ethel Mary Turner, was born at 22 Great Colman Street, Ipswich on 31 August 1883, daughter of Alfred George Ewer Turner (1859-4 May 1930), valuer & auctioneer, and his wife Ida Charlotte Brooks (1862-2 August 1934), daughter of William James Taylor Brooks, who married at Stratford St Paul, Essex on 2 December 1882. In 1891, Ethel was a 7 year old, living at 22 Great Colman Street, Ipswich with her parents, 32 year old (Alfred) George and 27 year old Ida, born Stratford, Essex, with a sibling sister Evelyn 5 but by 1901 they had moved to 47 Bolton Lane and in 1911, 53 year old Alfred and 45 year old Ida and their two daughters, 26 year old Ethel Mary and 25 year old Evelyn Violet, were living at 244 Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich. A painter, who was based in London for a time, a member at the Ipswich Art Club 1925-1937, exhibiting from Lynwood, Bath Road, Felixstowe in 1927, three works 'Loch War', 'Avie Lochan' and 'A Surrey Farmer', in 1932 oils 'Near Monte Scenaria, Florence' and 'A Suffolk Horseman', in 1933 two oils 'Little Cornish Girl' and 'An Old Gardener' and a watercolour 'Beside Loch Var, Aviemore', and in 1935 she exhibited four watercolours 'Evening at Cley, Norfolk', 'View from Rapallo, Italy', 'Misty Morning Rapallo, Italy' and 'The Mill and Cley, Norfolk'. She also exhibited at the London Salon; Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Society of Miniature Painters. In 1939, she was living at 14 Westwood Avenue, Ipswich and she died at Ipswich in February 1984, she was unmarried.

There is a marriage of a 21 year old Alfred George Ewer Turner, auctioneer of St Matthew's Parish Ipswich recorded at St John, Perry Barr, Stafford on 25 May 1880 to a 21 year old Mary Evelyn Coleman, this was probably annulled due to being under age.