WALKER, James Frederic

1858 - 1941

James Frederic Walker, was born at Tunbridge Wells, Kent on 19 April 1858, youngest son of David Walker, a gardener, and his wife Elizabeth née Bladen, who married at Tifnal, Shropshire in 1849. In 1861, a 2 year old, living at Calverley Farm, Pembury Road, Tunbridge Wells with his parents, 38 year old David and 40 year old Elizabeth and three elder siblings, George 10, John James 8 and Frank 6, all born at Oldbury, Shropshire. James married at Museum Street Chapel, Ipswich on 19 November 1885, Lizzie (Belle) Isabella (1858-27 June 1930), only daughter of J. Mallett of Woodbridge Road, Ipswich. In 1891, a 32 year old draper, living at 122 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich with his 33 year old wife Lizzie, born Ipswich and two daughters Violet Maud 3 and Ethel Madeline 1 [q.v.], who were also born at Ipswich. In 1911, a 52 year old commercial traveller, still at 122 Woodbridge Road with his 53 year old wife and a third daughter, 16 year old Nora Gladys. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1912-1916 but does not seem to have exhibited from Woodbridge Road or from his address from 1913, 26 Fonnereau Road, Ipswich. His wife Lizzie died at 19 Jupiter Road, Ipswich on 27 June 1930, aged 72 and James, who in 1939 was a retired commercial traveller, still living at 19 Jupiter Road, Ipswich, but died at the home of his daughter Violet Maud Hosken (3 December 1887-8 November 1989), at 9 St Peters Road, Droitwich, Worcestershire on 26 February 1941, aged 82.