WELCH, Alice Emma

1858 - 1936

Alice Emma Welch, was born at 45 Devonshire Road, St Marys, Islington, London in 1858, daughter of Alfred Welch (1830-1894), a tailor & outfitter, and his wife Emma née Clarke (1830-1929), who was born at Ipswich and where they married in 1854. In 1881, Emma was a 23 year old, living at 16 Queen Street, Colchester, Essex with her parents, 51 year old Alfred and 50 year old Emma, with siblings Arthur 25, Ellen Ada 21, Frederick William 19, Edith Laura 13, all born in the London area and Ethel Mary 5, born at Colchester. Alice exhibited at the Bury & West Suffolk Fine Art Society [q.v.] held at the Town Hall, Bury St Edmund's in 1886, a highly commended still life 'Pheasants and Partridges' and as Miss A. Welsh[sic] of Colchester, at the Woodbridge Industrial Art Exhibition at the Lecture Hall, Woodbridge, two highly commended oil paintings. By 1901, a 42 year old boarding house keeper, at Heath Cole, Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, Hampshire where she was living with her widowed mother. She was still living at Bournemouth in 1931 but died back in Essex in 1936, she was unmarried.