ADAMS, Emma Elizabeth

1861 - 1951

Born at Ipswich in 1861, daughter of James Adams, a commercial traveller, and his wife Anna née Key, who married at Brentford in 1853 and came to Ipswich about 1858. In 1871, 38 year old James and 42 year old Anna were living at 23 Whip Street, Ipswich with six children, including Emma but by 1881 the family had moved to 30 St. Paul’s Square, Micklegate, Yorkshire when 19 year old Emma was a governess. In 1891, Emma was a hospital nurse at Wendons Ambo, Saffron Walden, Essex but by 1901 had moved on to the Nursing Institute, Craven Park Road, Willesden, Surrey. By 1906 she had returned to Suffolk and was a member of exhibitor at the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1906-1939 and exhibited from Trimley, Suffolk, an oil ‘Totteridge Common’ and two watercolours, ‘Culgall Cross’ and ‘Nanjissel Cove’, Cornwall. In 1911, she was 'living on own means' at Bredfield, Woodbridge, Suffolk with her friend Florence Agnes Cronin, both aged 49 and unmarried. Emma died in the Samford district, Suffolk in 1951, aged 90, she was unmarried.