GRAHAM, Norman Child

1859 - 1931

Born at Herne Hill, Surrey in 1859, son of wealthy Christopher North Graham, wholesale grocer, and his wife Isabella née McAndrew, who married at Camberwell in 1852. In 1861, a 1 year old living at 17 Marine Parade, Brighton with his parents, 40 year old Christopher and 32 year old Isabella and three elder siblings. In 1881, a 21 year old student living at 121 Tulse Hill, Lambeth with his 63 year father, a fundholder and seems to have come to Ipswich where he married in 1887, 23 year old Rose (1864-1940), daughter of Ipswich ironfounder Robert Ransome, after which he had a varied career. Although living in Oxford Street and South Moulton Street, London 1891-1896, in 1891 a tea merchant living at Rose Mount, Queen Road, Brentwood, Essex and in 1901 an artist living at Freston, Merrow, Guildford, Surrey and in 1911 a 51 year old engineer in general manufacturing at Brook Witley, Hambledon, Surrey with his 46 year old wife Rose, born Ipswich and of his four staff included those from his Ipswich days, Virginia Hagon and Annie Golding, both from Wolverstone, near Ipswich. A member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1898-1905 exhibiting from Merrow, Guildford in 1898 a watercolour 'A Surrey Common', in 1899 two watercolours 'Surrey Pastures' and 'Early Morning, Westminster', in 1900 a watercolour 'Showery Weather' and in 1901 an oil 'Departing Day' and a watercolour 'Sea Poppies' and exhibited two painting in 1903 but missed out in 1903 and 1905. He died at Guildford, Surrey in 1931, aged 71.