FISON, Alice Gertrude

1856 - 1940

Born at Park Cottage, Belstead Road, Ipswich on 1 September 1856, daughter of Joseph Fison, corn miller, and his wife Anne née Ridley, who married at Felstead, Essex in 1841. In 1861, 4 year old Alice was living at Park Cottage with her parents, 42 year old Joseph, born Stowmarket and 46 year old Anne, born Felstead, with seven siblings. Her father died at Ipswich in 1878, aged 58, and in 1881 young Alice was living at Stoke House, Ipswich with her 66 year old widowed mother, and brothers James Oliver and Charles Ernest, who were both chemical manufacturers in the firm of Joseph Fison of Ipswich, and sisters Mary and Janet. A member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club in 1878 and exhibited three paintings in 1877 'Spring Flowers', 'Autumn Leaves' and one untitled. She married at Ipswich in 1889, Guy Budd Courtney (27 November 1863-1943), a physician, and in 1891, 34 year old Alice was living at 47 Seymour Street, Marylebone, London with her 27 year old husband. In 1911 they were living at Winton Croft, Binfield, Berkshire with their 19 year old only son Joseph, a medical student. In 1939 she was living at Trinity House, Barbican Road, Barnstable, Devon with her husband and two servants, and where she died in 1940, aged 83, her husband followed in 1943, aged 80.