STIDOLPH, Alice Mary

1858 - 1895

Alice Mary Stidolph was born at Woodbridge Road, Ipswich in 1858 and baptised at St Margaret's Church, Ipswich on 22 August 1858, daughter of George Frederick Stidolph (25 December 1821-22 April 1893), an organ builder and pianoforte maker, and his wife Charlotte née Bennett (1821-1892), who married at St Mary the Virgin, Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent on 15 October 1846. By 1865, the family together with George's brother John Stidolph (1827-1887), had moved the organ building business to Cumberland Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk. In 1871, Alice was a 13-year-old student, living at Cumberland Street, Woodbridge with her parents, 49-year-old George and 50-year-old Charlotte, with siblings, Eliza 23, born Tunbridge Wells, Charlotte 22, both schoolteachers, Thomas Frederick 17, organ builder, and student Sarah 14, all born at Ipswich when the two elder sisters ran a school at their home and they had 13 pupils. In 1881, Alice was a 23-year-old professional teacher, living at the Private School, Melton Street, Melton, Woodbridge with two of her schoolteacher sisters Eliza 33 and Sarah Maria 24 and they had six boarding pupils. In 1881 Alice exhibited at the Woodbridge Fine Art Exhibition at New Street Assembly Rooms, Woodbridge, two drawings, and in 1883 at their exhibition at the Lecture Hall, Woodbridge two oil paintings 'Head of Christ' and 'Views'. Alice married at Orpington Church, Kent on 16 August 1893, Capt. Alexander Lamond Walker (18 April 1864-27 December 1916), an army officer. Their daughter, Maud Scott Elliot Walker, was born in Bengal, India on 28 October 1894 and died on 26 November 1894. Alice Mary Walker died at Bengal on 17 March 1895 and Alexander Lamond Walker married again in Bengal on 18 March 1905, Grace Annie Marshall and had further issue and who was his widow in 1916.