WARD, Dr Francis

1870 - 1938

Francis Ward, was born at Moradabad, Bengal, India on 27 August 1870, son of Arthur Edward Ward and his wife Elizabeth Georgina. He married at Ipswich in 1898, Elizabeth Lilian Jefferies (27 April 1873-18 November 1955), daughter of Ipswich ironfounder John Robert Jeffries. In 1911, a medical practitioner, living at 20 Park Road, Ipswich with his 37 year old wife and 8 year old daughter Ethel, both born at Ipswich. About 1929 he retired to Wiston Mill, Nayland, Suffolk. A Fellow of the Zoological Society, also a landscape painter in watercolour and a member of Ipswich Fine Art Club 1910-1932 and exhibited from Wiston Mill, Nayland, Suffolk in 1931, four watercolours 'Farm Buildings, Trimley', 'On Barton Broad', 'Devil's Elbow, Dartmoor' and 'Gallipoli, 1915' and two in 1932 'Dartmoor' and 'Young Rudd' and was the author of 'Marvels of Fish Life' (1911). He died at sea in 1938 and in 1939 his widowed wife was living at Wiston Mill, Nayland, Long Melford, Suffolk where she died on 18 November 1955.