1888 - 1975

George Westrip was born at 86 Norwich Road, Ipswich on 6 January 1888 and baptised at St Matthew's church, Ipswich on 4 March 1888, youngest son of Samuel Westrip (1835-1916), a gardener, and his wife Eliza née Brown (1844-1901), who married at Brampton, Suffolk in 1866. In 1891, George was a 3-year-old, living at 86 Norwich Road, Ipswich with his parents, 56-year-old Samuel and 46-year-old Eliza, with seven sibling brothers, Charles 24, a schoolmaster and Walter 21, a gardener, both born at Frostenden, Suffolk with Edward 18, Frederick 15, Willie 12, Alfred 9 and Thomas 6, all born at Ipswich. George was educated at St Matthew's Voluntary Controlled Primary School, Ipswich and in 1901, a 14-year-old, still living at 86 Norwich Road, Ipswich with his parents, 66-year-old Samuel and 56-year-old Eliza, with siblings Walter 30, Edward 28, Alfred 19 and Thomas 17. His mother died at Ipswich in 1901 and in 1905 his father married again, Mary Adelaide Lear and in 1911, George was a 23-year-old ledger clerk, still living at 86 Norwich Road, with his 76-year-old father and 46-year-old stepmother Adelaide, with two unmarried siblings Walter 40, a teaching assistant and Thomas 26, a hotel waiter. A black & white artist, cartoonist, advertising, and poster artist also a landscape painter in oil and watercolour and a contributor of humorous works to weekly and monthly magazines and had a studio at Villa de L'Aude, 65 The Grove, Hammersmith, London, his works include 'The Straight, Quick Way' The Crusoe Mag. Mar 1926, 'The Die-Hard' Cassellís Magazine Dec 1926 and 'The End of the Queue' Cassellís Magazine Jul 1927. In 1939, George was a commercial artist, living at Flat 9a, St Nicholas Street, Ipswich. George Westrip died at 9 Hatfield Road, Ipswich on 7 August 1975, he was unmarried. He signed his works 'Geo. Westrip'.

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