WOOLMER, Alfred Henry

1854 - 1933

Alfred Henry Woolmer, was born at Norwich on 10 March 1854, son of George Henry Woolmer, a wine merchant's clerk, and his wife Susannah née Parson, who married at Hadleigh, Suffolk in 1847, he was a brother to Eleanor Mary Gribble [q.v.]. In 1861, a 7 year old, living at Wensum Street, Norwich with his parents, 41 year old George and 38 year old Susannah, with his 10 year old sibling brother George Parsons and in 1871 they were still living there when Alfred was a draper's assistant and George a bookseller. Alfred married at Romford, Essex in 1882, Mary Louise née Ensor (22 February 1861-1 January 1926) and they moved to Ipswich. In 1911, a 57 year old travelling photographer, living at 18a Lower Brook Street, Ipswich with his 50 year old wife Mary Louise, with three children, Eleanor Mary 27, a teacher & art student, born Homerton, London, George Henry 17, a ship's steward and Alice Louise 15. Alfred exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club in 1932 from 18 Tranmere Grove, Ipswich, two watercolours 'At Waldringfield, Suffolk' and 'Cow Hill, Norwich' and the following year from 81 London Road, Ipswich, two works 'Bishop's Bridge' and 'St John's Madder Market, Norwich'. He was of 5 Alpe Street, Ipswich when he died at the East Suffolk & Ipswich Hospital on 16 December 1933.