TURVEY, Robert

1879 - 1948

Robert Elijah Turvey, was born at 22 Norfolk Street, Cambridge St Andrew the Less on 5 April 1879, son of Thomas Robert Turvey, a bricklayer [builder], who was born at Banham, Norfolk and his wife Ellen née Tarrant, who married at Cambridge in 1873. In 1891, a 12 year old 'adopted orphan' at 28-29 Fitzroy Street, Cambridge the home of 37 year old Charles Redgeon, a master butcher, and his family. He married at Rotherham in 1901, Violet Maud Sturgeon (27 September 1881-9 February 1951) and in 1921 set up as a butcher at 134 Southgate Street, Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk but by 1925 had a confectioners and tobacconist's shop at the same address. A talented artist in oil and watercolour also drawing, who regularly exhibited locally including 'The Norman Tower, Bury St Edmund's'. He died at his home on 11 January 1948, aged 68.