WOODS, Oliver

1872 - 1900

Born at Creeting St Mary, Needham Market, near Ipswich in 1872, fourth child of Thommas Woods, an earthen potter/brick maker (1833-1922), and his wife Jane née Quinton (1838-1926), who married at Needham Market in 1863, he was a brother to Harry Woods [q.v.]. In 1891, an 18 year old grocer's apprentice living at Hawk Mill Street, Barking, Suffolk with his parents 57 year old Thomas and 52 year old Jane with four siblings, Grace 22, Charles 12, Frederick 11 and Charlotte M. 8. He exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Club from Beech Terrace, Needham Market, Suffolk in 1898 an oil 'Close of Day' and in the following year as Olive[sic] Woods 'Stormy Weather'. He was buried at Creeting St Mary church on 5 December 1900, aged 26.