WARD, Charles James Hamilton

1890 - 1984

Charles James Hamilton Ward was born at 4 St Anne's Terrace, Summer Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk on 18 January 1890, eldest son of Charles John Hamilton Ward (1864-1908), a tinsmith, and his wife Annie née Lambert, who married at Lowestoft in 1889. In 1891, a newly born, living at 4 St Anne's Terrace, Summer Road, Lowestoft with his parents, 27-year-old Charles and 25-year-old Annie. By 1901, he had moved to live with his 62-year-old widowed grandfather Charles Ward, a boot & shoemaker, at 47 Wherstead Road, Ipswich with two maiden aunts. His parents remained at 12 Summer Road, Lowestoft with three daughters, but his father Charles died in 1908. In 1911, Charles was a 21-year-old plumber, decorator & builders' clerk, still living at Wherstead Road with his grandfather and his 44-year-old aunt Harriet. He married at Ipswich in 1923, Marjorie Doris Torbell (5 June 1902-1990) and in 1939 Marjorie, a married woman, was living with her father and sister at 195 Britannia Road, Ipswich. Charles was a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1946-1955 and exhibited in 1943, 'Trees in Stone Lodge Lane', in 1944 'Trees in Gyppeswyk Park' and 'Spring Time, near Gainsborough Lane' and from 213 Landseer Road, Ipswich in 1945, 'Seascape', in 1946 'Sunny Morning, Gippeswyk Park', in 1947 'Landscape with Cornfield, near Wallers Grove' and he last exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club in 1977 from 42 Hossack Road, Ipswich 'The Windmill'. Charles James Hamilton Ward died at Ipswich in 1984.