1864 - 1941

Kate Thurman was born at Walton cum Felixstowe, Suffolk on 2 January 1864, daughter of David Thurman, a builder, and his wife Martha née Brett, who married at Ipswich on 18 April 1853. Kate studied at Ipswich School of Science & Art and in 1880 gained her certificate in freehand drawing. In 1881, a 17 year old board school teacher living at High Street, Walton, Felixstowe with her parents, David 53 and Martha 51, with three siblings, Maria 22, Frederick 12 and Martha 8, all born at Walton. In 1891 an ironmonger's assistant living at home, and in 1901 a lodging house keeper at 2 Granville Villas, Felixstowe with one lodger 22 year old Thomas Francis, a builder's manager. In 1939 she was living at 83 Queen's Road, Felixstowe with her unmarried sister Maria (1859-1951) and where Kate died in 1941.