VICK, Henry William

1866 - 1913

Henry William Vick was born at Cainscross, Stroud, Gloucestershire in 1866, son of William Vick (1833-15 April 1911), a schoolteacher, and his second wife Mary Ann née Agar (1842-26 February 1907), who married at St Marylebone church on 26 August 1865, William's first wife was Joyce née Webb, who died at Cainscross on 10 January 1865 and by whom he had three sons. On 19 December 1868, Henry's father purchased the business, equipment, and negatives of Ipswich photographer William Cobb, and announced the launch of his studio at London Road, Ipswich. In 1871, Henry was a 4-year-old, living at Corner House, London Road, Ipswich with his parents, 38-year-old William, now a photographic artist, born at Ebley, Gloucestershire and 30-year-old Mary Ann, born in London, and his newborn sibling sister, Eleanor Mary, born at Ipswich and in 1881 were at the same address with the addition of 7-year-old daughter Annie Maud, born at Ipswich in 1873. Henry was educated at Ipswich Grammar School and studied at Ipswich School of Science and Art from 1886 and passed his drawing examination in 1888 and in 1891, a 24-year-old architect's assistant, boarding at St Bride Street, London, his parents were still living in Ipswich. In 1901, a 34-year-old architect, living at 1 Princes Avenue, Hornsey, Middlesex, which was now the new home of his parents, William and 'Annie' Vick, with their Ipswich born daughter, 30 year old Eleanor, the family then seem to have moved to Hastings, Sussex but on the death of Mary Ann in 1907, father William went to live at St Johnís Lodge Nursing Home, Merton, Surrey where he died on 15 April 1911. In 1911, Henry was an architect's assistant boarding at 10 Annis Road South, Hackney, London but he died at Croydon in 1913. He was sometimes known as William, Harry or William Henry.