HOWARD, Frances Annabel

1873 - ?

Frances Annabel Howard, was born at Acton Village, Acton, Nantwich, Cheshire in 1873 and baptised on 10 July 1873, second daughter of Thomas Howard and his wife Frances Ellen née Eyton, who married at Nantwich, Cheshire in 1868 and died at Ipswich but buried at Wybunbury, Cheshire on 5 June 1908. In 1881 they were still living at Acton but by 1891, a 17 year old, living at South Bank, Spring Road, Ipswich with her parents, 58 year old Thomas, living on own means, and his wife Frances 58, and sibling sister Mary Ethel 21, and they retained 2 indoor servants. She studied at the Ipswich School of Art and as Miss Frances Howard, won won 1st Prize in the Decorative Painting class and 3rd Prize at their 'Painting Heads from Life' exhibition in February 1900, the first prize was won by Sylvia Packard [q.v.]. She was also attending the classes in 1893.