1861 - 1946

Emily Shalders, was born at Saxmundham, Suffolk on 24 February 1861, daughter of Alfred Shalders (1827-1908), who kept a draper's shop on the Cornhill, Ipswich, and his wife Emily née Taylor (1825-1902), who married at Tunstead, Norfolk in 1856. In 1881, a 20 year old art student and drawing teacher, living at 16 Burlington Road, Ipswich with her 54 year old father Alfred, now a draper trade valuer, his 55 year old wife Emily and two sibling sisters, 22 year old Clara [q.v.], a drawing teacher and 17 year old Lucy Mary [q.v.], a scholar. Emily exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Club from 16 Burlington Road, Ipswich in 1881, ‘Flowers from Nature’, 'Bull's Head' and 'Study of a Bird' and in 1882 'A Portrait', 'St Stephens Church, Ipswich' and 'Camellias'. She married at Ipswich in 1886, George King Smith (1856-1923) and in 1891, a 30 year old wife of 34 year old George King Smith, a commercial traveller, living at Willoughby Road, Ipswich with their two children Kenneth 4 and newly born Phyllis. By 1901 they had moved to 41 Fonnereau Road, Ipswich then moved down the road to No. 39. In 1939, she was living at 47 Henley Road, Ipswich and was of that address when she died at Highwood, Constitution Hill, Ipswich on 2 August 1946, aged 85.