ADAMS, Jessie

1863 - 1945

Jessie Adams, was born at Ipswich on 9 August 1863, daughter of James Adams, a commercial traveller in tobacco machinery, and his wife Anna née Key, who married at Brentford, Middlesex in 1853. In 1871, a 7 year old, living at 23 Whip Street, Ipswich with her parents 38 year old James and 42 year old Anna, with five siblings, Anna P., 16, twins Moses J. and Samuel H. 14, all born at Eastbourne, Sussex with Rachel Jane 12, Emma Elizabeth [Adams q.v.], both born in Ipswich. In 1901, a 37 year old art teacher, living with her parents at Cobbold Road, Felixstowe but by 1911 they had moved to High Road, Trimley St Mary, Felixstowe from where in 1909 Jessie was advertising her art lessons. In 1939 'living on private means' at 15 Bath Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk and in 1942 she exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club two works, 'Rhododendrons' and 'Path to the Garage'. An art teacher at the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, near Ipswich, she died at Oxford in 1945, she was unmarried.