FISON, Alice Margaret

1873 - 1957

Alice Margaret Fison, was born at 1 Burlington Road, Ipswich in 1873, daughter of Edward Fison (c.1830-16 July 1908), maltster & brickmaker, and his wife Alice Stephana née Burden, who married at Bocking St Mary, Braintree, Essex 5 March 1863. In 1871, Edward and Alice were living at 1 Burlington Road, Ipswich with their four children, Edith Mary 6, Edward Lorimer 5, Harry Leonard 3 and newly born Fritz Ernest, all born at Ipswich. Alice was known as Margaret, to avoid confusion with her mother, and in 1881, an 8 year old living at Burlington Road, with her 50 year old father and just her elder brother, 10 year old Fritz Herbert. As Alice M. Fison, she studied at the Ipswich School of Science and Art winning prizes in 1876 for both Freehand and Model drawing. Her mother died at Ipswich in 1899, aged 64, and in 1901, Alice was a 28 year old living, at Allington House, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich with her widowed father and three siblings and where her father died on 16 July 1908. Together with her brother, Harry Leonard Fison and sister Edith May Fison, they moved to 13 Constitution Hill, Ipswich. Listed as a member of Ipswich Art Club 1895-1915 but does not seem to have exhibited. She died at Foley House, 28 Worcester Road, Great Malvern, Worcestershire on 10 October 1957, aged 84, she was unmarried.