1865 - ?

Annie Amelia Biddlecombe was born at Woodbine Terrace, Victoria Road, Romford, Essex in 1865, daughter of Henry Biddlecombe (19 January 1836-1906), a druggist, and his wife Sarah Matilda née Dodwell. In 1871, Annie was a 5-year-old living at Woodbine Terrace, Romford with her parents, 34-year-old Henry and 30-year-old Sarah, and a sibling brother Walter Harry 4, and two Dodwell relations. By 1875 they had moved to Ipswich where, in 1881, Annie was a 15-year-old student, living at 1 Norwich Road, Ipswich with her parents, Henry 44, now a pastrycook, and Sarah 39, with siblings Walter Henry 14, Percy Edward 8, both born at Romford, and Fred Thomas 5, born at Ipswich. Annie studied at Ipswich School of Science & Art and in 1880 gained a certificate in freehand drawing. About 1890 the family emigrated to the United States where Annie married at Wayne, Detroit, Michigan on 6 June 1893, Edward Thomas Atherton and they had two sons.