GOODCHILD, Alice Mary

1856 - 1939

Alice Mary Goodchild, was born at St Luke, Middlesex in 1856, youngest child of John Eastly Goodchild (1811-8 May 1899), architect & surveyor, and his wife Eliza Eastly née Stammers (3 April 1815-1880), who married at City, London on 30 April 1839. In 1861, a 4 year old, living at 22 Remington Street, St Luke with her parents, 50 year old John and 46 year old Eliza, who were both born at Ipswich, with her eight siblings, John 21, Josiah 19, Elizabeth 16, Harry 14, Arthur 12, Edwin 10, Frederick 8 and Alfred 6, all born in London. Educated at a private school run by Susan Rose at Richmond, Surrey and in 1881 living with her 70 year old widowed father at 15 Prospect Hill, Walthamstow and they were still there in 1891 when Alice was a 34 year old teacher of music. Her father died at Christchurch, Hampshire on 8 May 1899, aged 80, when Alice came to Suffolk and in 1901, a 44 year old art teacher, living at Crown Villa, Thoroughfare, Woodbridge, the home of widow Susannah Hartridge and her 30 year old daughter Ellen Hartridge [q.v.]. By 1911, both Alice Goodchild and Ellen Hartridge had moved to 7 Manor Road, Ipswich both being described at artists and art teachers. A member of the Ipswich Art Club in 1902 and exhibited from 126 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich four watercolours 'Wallflowers', 'Dedham Lock', 'The Stour near Dedham' and 'A Sunny Day on the Orwell'. Alice died at 'Argos', 7 Manor Road, Ipswich on 11 April 1939, she was unmarried.