BOER, John

1871 - 1937

Born at Ipswich in 1871, son of Edward William Boer (1844-1910), a boot & shoemaker, and his wife Margaret née MackNess (1848-1909) who married at Mile End, London in 1866. By 1869 the family had moved to 3 Parade Field Terrace, St. Margaret's, Ipswich and in 1881 John was a 9 year old living at 8 Arthur Terrace with his parents, 36 year old Edward, born Stafford, and 32 year old Margaret, born London and 4 siblings, an elder brother Edward Frances had died in 1874, aged 5, and all born in Ipswich. He studied at Ipswich Art School, passing his drawing examinations in 1888 but took up his father's trade as a boot & shoemamker. He married at Sudbourne, Suffolk in 1894, Annie Elizabeth Harvey and in 1911 a 39 year old 'boot rivetter' living at 47 Cemetery Road, Ipswich with his 34 year old wife and three children. A member and exhibitor at the Ipswich Art Club 1934-1936 from 258 Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich showing in 1935 an oil 'Belstead Road, and a watercolour 'Holly'. He died at Ipswich in 1937, aged 65 and his wife died back at Sudbourne in 1953, aged 76.

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