CURL, Ernest Albert

1871 - 1953

Ernest Albert Curl was born at Norwich on 31 December 1871 and baptised at St Martin at Oak, Norwich on 10 March 1872, eldest son of Jacob Curl (21 January 1838-5 April 1895), a draper, and his wife Maria née Whitby (1842-21 May 1914), who married at Norwich in 1868. In 1901, Ernest was a 29-year-old draper, living at Heathfield, Ipswich Road, Eaton, Norwich with his widowed mother and 19-year-old sister Mabel. He married firstly at Halifax Parish Church on 18 August 1909, May Louise Nicholson (1874-1912) of Clare Road, Halifax, Yorkshire and secondly at Norwich in 1915, Emily Hastings. As Ernest A. Curl in 1933, he exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club, from Newlands, Thorpe Village, Norwich, a watercolour 'At Antibes'. Living at the Dormy House Hotel, Sheringham, Norfolk when he died at Cromer Hospital, Norfolk on 24 May 1953 and his wife died at Suncourt Nursing Home, Sheringham on 5 January 1962, when her age was given as 96 [90]. His nephew was Henley Graham Curl.