PAUL, Ida Jessie

1876 - 1971

Ida Jesse Paul

Ida Jessie Paul was born at Ipswich on 14 December 1876, second child of William Francis Paul, a grain merchant, and his first wife Jessie Eliza Mary née Springall (1853-1887), who married at Norwich on 27 August 1874 and Jessie died at Ipswich in 1887, aged 34, and in the following year William married secondly, Ida Florence née Lankester (1866-1965). Young Ida was educated at Ipswich High School for Girls and in Dresden and in Paris and studied at the Ipswich School of Art passing examinations in 1894. She married at Belstead Parish Church, Ipswich on 3 July 1902, Joseph Causton (21 September 1872-20 August 1942), a master printer of Sir Joseph Causton & Sons, and they went to live at 'Gippeswyck', Uxbridge Road, Pinner, Middlesex where their son Joseph William Francis Causton was born in 1905 and they also had two daughters. As Ida Paul, a member of Ipswich Fine Art Club 1894-1901 and exhibited from Orwell Lodge, Ipswich in 1897, an oil 'A Study of a Head', in 1898 two oils 'A Study' and 'A Squint' and two watercolours 'Bramford Bridge' and 'A Coming Storm on the Seine', in 1889 an oil 'A Portrait' and in 1900 her last exhibits were two oils 'The Light that Failed' and 'The Watermill' and four watercolours 'Sunshine', 'Shadow', 'The Ramparts, Montreuil-sur-Mer' and 'Unloading'. Ida was commandant of an army hospital and was awarded an M.B.E. in 1918 for services to nursing during the First World War. Regularly active in local affairs being the first woman member of Hendon District Council in 1919 and was a local Justice of the Peace from 1931 acting for some 40 years. Ida Jessie Causton died at Heathfield, The Common, Stanmore, Middlesex on 18 August 1971, aged 94.