TURVEY, Robert

1879 - 1948

Robert Elijah Turvey, was born at 22 Norfolk Street, Cambridge St Andrew the Less on 5 April 1879, son of Thomas Robert Turvey (1850-14 October 1890), a bricklayer, who was born at Banham, Norfolk and his wife Ellen née Tarrant (1854-20 June 1890), who married at Cambridge in 1873. In 1891, Robert was a 12 year old 'adopted orphan' at 28-29 Fitzroy Street, Cambridge, the home of 37 year old Charles Redgeon, a master butcher, and his family. He married at Rotherham in 1901, Violet Maud Sturgeon (27 September 1881-9 February 1951) and in 1921 set up as a butcher at 134 Southgate Street, Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk but by 1925 had a confectioners and tobacconist's shop at the same address. A talented artist in oil and watercolour also drawing, who regularly exhibited locally including 'The Norman Tower, Bury St Edmund's'. He died at his home in Southgate Street, on 11 January 1948, aged 68 and buried in the local cemetery on 15 January.