JOBSON, Frank Mears

1893 - 1976

Alias Theophilus Thijckheide
Frank Mears Jobson, was born at Cambridge Heath, London on 12 April 1893, son of Henry William Jobson (17 February 1862-21 December 1941), a sign-writer & coach painter, and his wife Lizzie Amelia née Mears (30 May 1858-1 March 1949) who married at Hackney in 1885. In 1901, an 8 year old, living at 9 Aveley Road, Hackney with his parents, 38 year old Henry, born Chesterton, Cambridgeshire and 42 year old Lizzie, born Bethnal Green, and his sibling sister 13 year old Alice, born Clapton. By 1911, his parents had moved to 345 Wanstead Park Road, Ilford, when 18 year old Frank was apprenticed to his father as a sign-writer. He married at St Clement's Church, Ilford, Essex on 30 March 1918, Marjorie Doris Fenn (15 August 1893-9 January 1958), their son was the artist Patrick Arthur Jobson (5 September 1919-2007). Frank carried on his sign-writing business at Ilford and in 1939 was a master sign maker, designer & draughtsman, living at 3 Palace Gardens, Chigwell, Essex with his wife Marjorie. After the Second World War he came to Ipswich as a public house sign painter living at 2 Lattice Avenue and later settled at 56 Digby Road, Ipswich where he died on 3 February 1976. At Ipswich he took up painting using the pseudonym of Theolophis Thijckheide and used a Ladybird insignia with the date.

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