SOANES, Arthur Ernest

1887 - 1965

Born at Loddon, Norfolk on 24 June 1887, son of Walter Soanes, a farm labourer, and his wife Jane née Crowe, who married at Kessingland, Suffolk on 27 January 1863. In 1891, a 3 year old, living at Beccles Road, Burgh St Peter, Loddon with his parents, 45 year old Walter and 42 year old Jane, with seven siblings Charles 16, Herbert 14, Clement 12, Mary 10, Bessie 8, Frederick 6 and Percy 1, all born at Loddon. Arthur married at Loddon in 1916, Sarah Ann Daisy Barber (1897-1978). In 1939, a smallholder, living at Dicks Mount, Loddon, Norfolk with his wife Sarah Ann and their son Alec, born in 1917. A member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Club 1946-1947 from Gisleham, Suffolk. He died at The Caravan, Aldeby, Norfolk on 27 July 1965 and both he and his wife are buried in Burgh St Peter Churchyard, Norfolk.