KING, Susan Eveleen

1874 - 1925

Susan Eveleen King was born at 1 Willoughby Villas, St Mary Stoke, Ipswich on 29 October 1874, and baptised at St Mary Stoke Church on 14 February 1875, only child of Spencer King (17 October 1836-27 February 1926), printer & proprietor of the Suffolk Chronicle, and his wife Alice (1851-1909), second daughter of Walton Turner (1822-1904), an Ipswich leather merchant, and they married at St Mary Elms Church, Ipswich on 14 February 1874. In 1881, Susan was a 6-year-old, living at 1 Willoughby Road Villa, Ipswich with her parents, 44-year-old Spencer and 30-year-old Alice but shortly afterwards they all moved to 15 Waterloo Road, Ipswich. Susan studied at the Ipswich School of Art 1899-1905 and in February 1900, as Miss Susan E. King, awarded second prize for her work in 'Decorative Design' the first prize going to Agnes Tracy but succeeded in winning first prize in the 'Modelling Design' class. In 1902 the family moved to Ardvoulan, 24 Russell Road, Ipswich from where Miss S. Eveleen King, a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1902-1913, exhibited two panels in 1902 'A Weed Sprite' and 'A Study from Life' and the following year four items 'Portrait', 'Sketch of Sheep' and two panels with her last exhibit 'Panel' in 1908. During the First World War she was a volunteer pharmacist at the Broadwater (Auxiliary Hospital), Belstead Road, Ipswich and a St John Ambulance Brigade V.A.D. nurse. Susan Eveleen King died at 24 Russell Road, Ipswich on 19 May 1925, she was unmarried.