PEPPER, William Edward

1857 - 1934

William Edward Pepper was born at Ipswich in 1857, second son of William Pepper, a sailor, and his wife Sarah Ann née Wilkinson (c1833-1915), who married at Ipswich in 1854. In 1861, young William was a 5-year-old scholar, living at 21 Foundry Road, Ipswich with his parents, 38-year-old William and 28-year-old Sarah Ann, with his two sibling brothers, Frederick 5 and Walter 1, both born at Ipswich. His father had died by 1871 when Sarah was a 38-year-old widow, still living at 21 Foundry Road with her five orphaned children including 13-year-old William. William studied at Ipswich Art School and in 1884 won third prize in 'Studies from the Cast of Ornaments', passing his examinations in 1888. In 1891, a 33-year-old law clerk, living at London Road, Ipswich with his mother and siblings, and married later that year Clara Helen Curtis (1862-6 December 1936). In 1901, a 43-year-old law clerk, living at 4 Cardigan Street, Ipswich with his 38-year-old wife Clara, and their two children, Mabel 8 and Harold Frederick 4, by 1911 they had moved along the road to 9 Cardigan Street where they were still living in 1921. William Edward Pepper was of 29 Alton Park Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex when he died at Severalls Mental Hospital, Colchester, Essex on 1 June 1934, aged 76.

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