PAUL, Ida Jessie

1866 - 1971

Ida Jessie Paul, was born at Ipswich on 16 December 1866, daughter of William Frances Paul [q.v.], a grain merchant, and his first wife Jessie Eliza Mary née Springall (1853-1887), who married at Norwich in 1874 and Jessie died at Ipswich in 1887, aged 34, and in the following year William married secondly, Ida Florence née Lankester (1866-1965). Young Ida was educated at Ipswich High School, and in Dresden and in Paris. She married in 1902, Joseph Causton (1872-1942), a master printer of Sir Joseph Causton & Sons, and they went to live at 'Gippeswyck', Uxbridge Road, Pinner, Middlesex where their son Joseph William Francis Causton was born in 1905. As Ida Paul, a member of Ipswich Fine Art Club 1894-1901 and exhibited from Orwell Lodge, Ipswich in 1897, an oil 'A Study of a Head', in 1898 two oils 'A Study' and 'A Squint' and two watercolours 'Bramford Bridge' and 'A Coming Storm on the Seine', in 1889 an oil 'A Portrait' and in 1900 her last exhibits were two oils 'The Light that Failed' and 'The Watermill' and four watercolours 'Sunshine', 'Shadow', 'The Ramparts, Montreuil-sur-Mer' and 'Unloading'. She was awarded an MBE in 1918 for services to nursing during the First World War. She died at Heathfield, The Common, Stanmore, Middlesex on 18 August 1971, aged 104.