ADAMS, Emma Elizabeth

1861 - 1951

Emma Elizabeth Adams was born at Ipswich in June 1861, daughter of James Adams, an agricultural engineer commercial traveller, and his wife Anna née Key, who married at Brentford, Middlesex in 1853 and came to Ipswich about 1858. In 1871, 38-year-old James and 42-year-old Anna were living at 23 Whip Street, Ipswich with six children, Moses, and Samuel both 14 and born at Eastbourne, Anna P. 16, born at Brighton and Rachel J. 12, Emma Elizabeth 9 and Jessie 7, all born at Ipswich. By 1881, the family had moved to 30 St Paul’s Square, Micklegate, Yorkshire where 19-year-old Emma was a governess. In 1891, Emma was a hospital nurse at Wendons Ambo, Saffron Walden, Essex but by 1901 had moved to the Nursing Institute, Craven Park Road, Willesden, Surrey. By 1906 she had returned to Suffolk and in 1911, 'living on own means' at Bredfield, Woodbridge, Suffolk with her friend Florence Agnes Cronin, both aged 49 and unmarried but by 1921 they had moved to Windy Patch, Witnesham, Suffolk. A member and exhibitor at the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1906-1939 and exhibited from Trimley, Suffolk, an oil ‘Totteridge Common’ and two watercolours, ‘Culgall Cross’ and ‘Nanjissel Cove, Cornwall' and in 1933 exhibited from 9 Lattice Avenue, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, two watercolours 'The River's Edge, Shotley' and 'The Gipping at Blakenham'. Emma Elizabeth Adams died in the Samford district, Suffolk in 1951, aged 90, she was unmarried.