BAYLIS, Ernest

1877 - 1930

Ernest Baylis was born at Orwell Villa, Ipswich on 8 February 1877 and baptised at St Mary Stoke, Ipswich on 1 April 1877, eldest child of Thomas George Baylis (1850-13 September 1911), a permanent way inspector for the Great Eastern Railway, and his wife Mary Jane, née Phillips (1846-21 May 1928) who married at Islington, London in 1876. In 1881 they were living at Kenland Villa, Sebert Road, West Ham, London and shortly afterwards they returned to Ipswich. In 1891, Ernest was a 14-year-old student, living at St Peters Lodge, 89 Burrell Road, St Mary Stoke, Ipswich with his parents, 40-year-old Thomas and 45-year-old Mary with siblings, Rose [Clarke] (1878-1953), Mary Kathleen (1880-1945), Edith (born 1882), Thomas Phillips (born 1884), Harold Lewis (born 1886), Frederic (1888-1950) and Stanley Arthur (born 1890), Mary and Edith were both born at Forest Gate, West Ham the others were all born at Ipswich but all were baptised at St Mary Stoke. Ernest was educated at Ipswich Municipal Secondary School and studied at Ipswich School of Art, winning second prize in the 'Drawing Heads from the Antique' competition in February 1900, beating Sylvia Packard into third place where in 1893, his prize-winning drawing was accepted for Art Class Teachers' Training. A designer and commercial artist, living at 89 Burrell Road, Ipswich until 1910, when he emigrated to the USA and became a US citizen on 9 May 1916 and in 1927 was living in New York with his 45-year-old wife Lizzie and two children. Ernest Baylis was buried in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1930.