BOER, John

1871 - 1937

John Boer, was born at Ipswich in 1871, second child 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, St Matthew's, Ipswich with his parents, 36 year old Edward, born Stafford, and 32 year old Margaret, born London and four siblings, Margaretta 6, Francis W. 3, Edward 2 and newly born Arthur, an elder brother Edward Frances had died in 1874, aged 5, all born in Ipswich. John 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 Jane 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, Dorothy 14, Muriel 10 and Cecil 5. A member and exhibitor at the Ipswich Art Club 1934-1936 from 258 Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich exhibiting in 1935 an oil 'Belstead Road, Ipswich' and a watercolour 'Holly'. He died at 47 Whitby Road, Ipswich 14 January 1937, aged 65 and his wife died back at Sudbourne in 1953, aged 76.




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