TURNER, Bertha

1855 - 1927

Bertha Turner, was born at St Mary Elms, Ipswich in 1855 and baptised at St Mary Elms Church, Ipswich on 8 April 1855, daughter of Walton Turner (1822-1904), leather merchant, and his wife Mary née Pierson (1822-1874), who married at Framlingham, Suffolk on 16 April 1846. Bertha married at St Mary Elms church, Ipswich on 20 April 1876, Frank William Mason, a timber merchant and cement manufacturer, and had six children. As Bertha Turner, a member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1875-1876 when of St Mary Elms, Ipswich and as Miss Bertha Turner exhibited from The Priory, Ipswich 'Winter' and as Mrs Frank Mason 1894-1899, exhibited from Northcliff, Felixstowe in 1897 'At the Ferry, Felixstowe' and in 1911 two watercolours 'Races, Connemars' and 'Derryneen, Connemara'. In 1911 they were living at Northcliff, Felixstowe where she died on 15 November 1927.