CANTON, Frederick

1847 - 1913

Frederick Canton was born at 18 Old Bond Street, Westminster, London on 23 October 1847 and baptised on 8 December 1847, third child of Alfred George Canton (1815-30 October 1882), a surgeon, and his wife Jane Elizabeth Anderson (1816-May 1872), youngest daughter of Dr Anderson of Southsea, who married at St Paul's Church, Southsea, Hampshire on 21 July 1840. In 1861, Frederick was a 13-year-old, living at 17 Great Marlborough Street, Golden Square, Westminster with his parents, 45-year-old Alfred and 44-year-old Jane and his six siblings, William Samuel 17, Charles Barry 14, Jane 9, Jessie 6, Walter 3 and Selina Mary 1, and they retained four indoor servants. In 1871, the year that Frederick qualified at the Royal College of Surgeons, a 23-year-old medical student, still living at Great Marlborough Street. He married at Holy Trinity Church, Penge on 7 September 1875, Edith Mary Farmer, second daughter of William Francis Farmer, a solicitor, and by 1881 they had moved to his father's house where in 1881, a dental surgeon, with his 26-year-old wife and their three children, Claude Frederic (1877-1937), Ethel May [Snell] (1878-1940) and Elie Francis (born 1880), they had another son Sydney Anderson Canton born in 1882. Elected president of the British Dental Association in 1896 and by 1901, they had moved to 24 Upper Wimpole Street, Marylebone but by 1907 Frederick had retired to East Bergholt, Suffolk. As W. Canton of Tufnells, East Bergholt, Suffolk, and F. Canton of 36 Warrington Road, Ipswich, an honorary member of the Ipswich Art Club 1908-1913, but does not seem to have exhibited. Frederick Canton died at Redlands, Warrington Road, Ipswich on 13 December 1913.