GOCHER, Florence

1859 - 1938

Florence Gocher, was baptised at St Matthew's church, Ipswich on 10 October 1859, one of the nine children of Charles Gocher (12 April 1830-11 November 1900), a meat salesman, and his wife Louisa née King (1830-1900), who married at Islington, London in 1852. In 1861, Florence was a 1 year old, living at 16 Fonnereau Road, Ipswich with her parents, 31 year old Charles and 32 year old Louisa, with siblings Charles King 8, Clara Louisa, 6, William Henry 5, and Frank 3, all born at Ipswich, and they kept four indoor servants and by 1871 they had a further five children added to the household, Oscar, Ada, Jack, Edmund and Mary. In 1881, Florence was a 21 year old novice nun, at the Orphanage, Carlisle Place, St Margaret and St John the Evangelist Westminster, London. She exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Society, from Bolton Hill, Westminster in 1884, a watercolour 'Study of Fruit' and studied at the Ipswich School of Science and Art, receiving her certificate in Model Drawing in 1885. In 1911, 49 year old Florence and her 42 year old sister Ada, were living at 9 St Mary's Road, Canonbury, London, the home of their 84 year old uncle William King. She was of 68 Brunswick Place, Hove, Sussex when she died at the Lawns Hotel, Kingsway, Hove on 30 July 1938, aged 78, she was unmarried.