SHERMAN, Edwin James

1849 - 1924

Edwin James Sherman was born at St Luke's, London in 1849, son of James Vinn Sherman, beer seller, who was born at Kersey, Suffolk in 1824, and his wife Caroline née Brown, who married at Clerkenwell, London in 1846. In 1851, 27-year-old James and 23-year-old Caroline, were living at 6 Blackheath Hill, Greenwich with their two sons Edwin 2 and newly born John. Edwin married at Hackney, London in 1873, Eliza Jane Gooding and they moved to Ipswich and in 1881, Edwin was an upholster living at Beatrice Villa, Warwick Road, Ipswich with his 29-year-old wife Eliza and three children, Walter Edwin 7, Ada Millicent 5 and Cecil Arthur 3, all born at Ipswich. By 1891 they had moved to 97 Burrell Road, Ipswich and by 1901 had moved to Felixstowe, Suffolk. In 1911, a house furnisher, living at Bath Road Felixstowe with his wife and 23-year-old unmarried daughter Elsie. A landscape and coastal scene painter in oil and a member of Ipswich Fine Art Club 1895-1901, exhibiting four works in 1895 'Suffolk Scene, Kersey', 'Bawdsey Ferry', 'Felixstowe Beach' and 'Dovercourt from the Sea'. Edwin James Sherman died at Felixstowe in 1924, aged 75.