COLE, John Fenn

1835 - 1905

John Fenn Cole, was baptised at Apsley Guise, Bedfordshire on 19 January 1835, only son of William Cole, a Commander in the Royal Navy, and his wife Ann Judith. John married at St Andrew's Church, Thornhill Square, Islington, London on 3 August 1865, Mary Anna (1838-1903), only daughter of Samuel Sutton of Clifton Lodge, Bungay, Suffolk. In 1871, a dental surgeon, living at Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire but ten years later, was a dentist at 11 Museum Street, Ipswich. A member of Ipswich Fine Art Club 1883-1905 and exhibited from Museum Street, Ipswich in 1881, oils ‘Kynance Cove, Cornwall’, in 1882 'A Bedfordshire Lane' and 'On the Cornish Coast, near Logan Rock, in 1883 'Half Tide' and 'Priory Farm', 1884 'On the Tamar', in 1885 'Walton Ferry' and continued to exhibit regularly, he also exhibited at Liverpool Walker Art Gallery in 1884, from Cassell & Co., Ludgate Hill, London, an accommodation address. In 1891, living at ‘Northcote’, Anglesea Road, Ipswich where his wife died on 5 December 1903, aged 66, and her husband had a reredos designed by John Shewell Corder placed in her memory in St Matthew's Church, Ipswich. John followed his wife on 5 May 1905, aged 70, and are both buried in Ipswich Cemetery. His estate was valued at over £20,000.