HOSSACK, James Francis Clark

1868 - 1937

James Francis Clark Hossack, F.R.C.S., L.R.C.P.Ed, was born at Islington, London in 1868, but baptised at St Ethelbert, Hessett, Suffolk on 5 February 1869, son of James Hossack, a bank manager, and his wife Emily Grace née Jones, who married at Hackney, London in 1868. James married at Woodbridge, Suffolk, Marie Therese Clarke (20 May 1867-15 March 1947) and in 1911, a 42 year old surgeon, living at 49 Berners Street, Ipswich with his three children, Beatrice 13, Ian 12 and Phlip 7. A local doctor at the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital, who was a member of Ipswich Borough Council 1908-1929 representing St Margaret's Ward, mayor in 1929 and became an alderman in 1930. Hossack exhibited at the Ipswich Art Society in 1935, from 49 Berners Street, Ipswich two oils, 'Springtime' and 'St John Ambulance Officer'. James was of 62 Tuddenham Road, Ipswich when he died at the Ipswich & East Suffolk Hospital, Ipswich on 10 May 1937. In 1939 his wife and daughter Beatrice were still living at this address, but she died at 55 Tuddenham Road, Ipswich on 15 March 1947.