TODD, William John Orlando

1905 - 1991

Born at Woodbridge, Suffolk on 31 March 1905, son of William James Todd (28 June 1878-1941), a carpenter, and his wife Mary Ann née Sayce (4 April 1878-1954), who married at Clun, Shropshire in 1900 and in 1939 were living at 24 King Street, Walton-cum-Felixstowe, Suffolk. In 1908 William was admitted at Trimley St Mary County Primary School and in 1911 a 6 year old scholar living at 12 Cage Lane, Walton cum Felixstowe with his parents, 32 year old William and 32 year old Mary Ann, born at Bishops Castle, Shropshire, with siblings, Dorothy Edna 7 and newly born Jack, both born at Trimley. In 1921, as a carpenter, enlisted in the Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers. He married at Felixstowe in 1936, Mabel Eva Versey and in 1939, a carpenter living at 48 Cornwall Road, Felixstowe with his wife Mabel (13 September 1892-1984) and his widowed mother-in-law Mary Ann Versey (17 February 1866-1950). An associate member of the Ipswich Art Club 1944-1952 and exhibited from 48 Cornwall Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk in 1944 three paintings 'The Old Hall', 'The Old Bridge' and 'The Home at Bethany' and in 1945 one painting 'Woodbridge'. He died in the Ipswich district in 1991.