BAYLIS, Ernest

1877 - 1930

Ernest Baylis, was born at Orwell Villa, Ipswich on 8 February 1877 and baptised at St Mary Stoke, Ipswich on 1 April 1877, eldest child of Thomas George Baylis, a permanent way inspector for the Great Eastern Railway, and his wife Mary Jane, née Phillips who married at Islington, London in 1876. In 1881 they were living at Kenland Villa, Sebert Road, West Ham, London and shortly afterwards they returned to Ipswich. In 1891, a 14 year old student, living at St Peters Lodge, Burrell Road, St Mary Stoke, Ipswich with his parents, 40 year old Thomas and 45 year old Mary with siblings, Rose [Clarke] (1878-1953), Mary Kathleen (1880-1945), Edith(1882), Thomas Phillips (1884), Harold Lewis (1886), Frederic (1888-1950) and Stanley Arthur (1890), Mary and Edith were born at Forest Gate, West Ham the others were born at Ipswich but all were baptised at St Mary Stoke. Educated at Ipswich Municipal Secondary School and studied at Ipswich School of Art, winning 2nd prize in the 'Drawing Heads from the Antique' competition in February 1900, beating Sylvia Packard [q.v.] into third place. A designer and commercial artist, living at 89 Burrell Road, Ipswich in 1910 when he emigrated to the USA and became a US citizen on 9 May 1916 and in 1927 was living in New York with his 45 year old wife Lizzie and two children. He was buried in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1930.