FRYER, Kathleen Linda

1893 - 1972

Kathleen Linda Fryer was born at 33 Fore Street, Ipswich on 18 May and baptised at St Clement's church on 25 June 1893, second child of Irish born Dr William Francis Fryer (1858-1942), a medical practitioner, and his Irish wife Belinda Frances (1861-1927), who married at Rathdown, Ireland in October 1890 and came to Ipswich, where their youngest child, Nannie was born the following year. In 1911, 17 year old Kathleen was living at Fore Street, Ipswich with her parents, 53 year old William and 50 year old Belinda and five siblings, Nannie 19, William 16, Norah 13, Dermot 11 and Eileen 3, all born at Ipswich. Kathleen registered as a teacher in 1915 and was a member and exhibitor at the Ipswich Art Club 1929-1972 exhibited from Chestnut House, 11 Fore Street, St Clement's, Ipswich in 1932 two watercolours 'Interior of St John's Cathedral, Brisbane' and 'St Joseph's Thorn, Glastonbury', in 1935 a watercolour 'Cochem An-der-Mosel' other later exhibits included in 1937 'Leename, Connemara' and 'The Backyard, Clonburrin' and in 1941 'Sunshine and Shadow'. In 1939, a teacher still living at 11 Fore Street, Ipswich with her widowed father and an unmarried sister, Norah Patricia (17 March 1898-1988) and she died at Ipswich in 1972, she was unmarried.