PEPPER, William Edward

1857 - 1934

William Edward Pepper, was born at Ipswich in 1857, second son of William Pepper, a sailor, and his wife Sarah Ann née Wilkinson (c1833-1915), who married at Ipswich in 1854. In 1861, a 5 year old scholar, living at 21 Foundry Road, Ipswich with his parents, 38 year old William and 28 year old Sarah Ann, with his two brothers, Frederick 5 and Walter 1, both born at Ipswich. His father had died by 1871 when Sarah was a 38 year old widow, living at the same address with her five orphaned children including 13 year old William. William studied at Ipswich Art School and in 1884 won 3rd prize in 'Studies from the Cast of Ornaments', passing his examinations in 1888. In 1891, a 33 year old law clerk, living at London Road, Ipswich with his mother and siblings, and married later that year Clara Helen Curtis (c1863-6 December 1936). In 1901, a 43 year old law clerk, living at 4 Cardigan Street, Ipswich with his 38 year old wife Clara, and their two children, Mabel 8 and Harold Frederick 4, by 1911 they had moved along the road to 9 Cardigan Street. He was of 29 Alton Park Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex when he died at Severalls Mental Hospital, Colchester, Essex on 1 June 1934, aged 76.

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