CANTON, Frederick

1847 - 1913

Frederick Canton, was born at 18 Old Bond Street, Westminster, London on 23 October and baptised on 8 December 1847, third child of Alfred George Canton, a surgeon, and his wife Jane Elizabeth née Anderson, who married at Portsea, Hampshire in 1840. In 1861, a 13 year old, living at 17 Great Marlborough Street, Golden Square, Westminster with his parents, 45 year old Alfred and 44 year old Jane and his six siblings, William Samuel 17, Charles Barry 14, Jane 9, Jessie 6, Walter 3 and Selina Mary 1, and they retained four indoor servants. In 1871, the year that he qualified at the Royal College of Surgeons, a 23 year old medical student, still living at Great Marlborough Street. He married at Holy Trinity Church, Penge on 7 September 1875, Edith Mary, second daughter of William Francis Farmer, a solicitor, and by 1881 they had moved to his father's house where in 1881, a dental surgeon, with his 26 year old wife and their three children, Claude Frederic (1877-1937), Ethel May [Snell] (1878-1940) and Elie Francis (born 1880), they had another son Sydney Anderson Canton born in 1882. Elected president of the British Dental Association in 1896 and by 1901, they had moved to 24 Upper Wimpole Street, Marylebone but by 1907 Frederick had retired to East Bergholt, Suffolk. As W. Canton of Tufnells, East Bergholt, Suffolk and F. Canton of 36 Warrington Road, Ipswich, an honorary member of the Ipswich Art Club 1908-1913, but does not seem to have exhibited. He died at Redlands, Warrington Road, Ipswich on 13 December 1913.