DAY, William Charles

1896 - 1983

Born at Ipswich on 10 September and baptised at St Matthew's church on 16 December 1896, son of Charles Day, [house] painter, and his wife Elizabeth née Cooper, who married at Bosmere, Suffolk in 1889. In 1911 a 14 year old baker's boy, living at 19 Waterloo Road, Ipswich with his parents 45 year old Charles and 46 year old Elizabeth, with three of his four sibling sisters. He married at Ipswich in 1921, Beatrice May Abbott (24 October 1897-1971) and in 1939 a coal porter living at 2-4 Castle Street, Ipswich with his wife Beatrice and two daughters, Doris May and Jean F.. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1929-1936 his exhibits included in 1927 from 63 Hervey Street, Ipswich, an oil 'Portrait' and a watercolour 'Self Portrait' his other exhibits included an oil 'Caledonian Market' and watercolours 'Carting' and 'Old Cart'(1933). He died at Ipswich in 1983.