STIMPSON, Frederick John

1900 - 1973

Frederick John Stimpson was born at Woodbridge, Suffolk on 23 September 1900, second child of William Stimpson (1873-1917), a boot repairer, and his wife Mary Maria née Beales (1876-1939), who married at Woodbridge in 1898. In 1911, Frederick was a 10-year-old, living at 6 Chapel Lane, Walton-cum-Felixstowe, Suffolk with his parents, 37-year-old William and 34-year-old Mary, and four siblings, William 11, Ellen 8, Dorothy 2 and newly born Winifred. He married at Ipswich in 1939, Ellen Beatrice Stimpson née Smith, and in 1939, was a general house painter & decorator, living at 50 Wallace Road, Ipswich with his wife Ellen. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1945-1973 and exhibited from 'Japonica', Sprites Hall Lane, Walton-cum-Felixstowe, oil paintings in 1944 'Refreshments', in 1945 'Leisure Hours', 1947 'Collerette Dahlias', 1959 'Oak Study', in 1961 'Pastoral' and 'Martlesham Creek' with his last exhibit in 1965 'Mousehole Harbour, Cornwall'. Frederick John Stimpson died at 5 Kemsley Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk on 20 October 1973 and buried beside his wife in Trimley St Mary churchyard.