GOODCHILD, Alice Mary

1856 - 1938

Born at St Luke, Middlesex in 1856, daughter of John Eastly Goodchild, architect & surveyor, and his wife Eliza née Stammers, who married at City, London in 1839. In 1861, a 4 year old living at 22 Remington Street, St Luke with her parents, 50 year old John and 46 year old Emily, who were both born at Ipswich, with her eight siblings. Educated at a private school run by Susan Rose at Richmond, Surrey and in 1881 living with her 70 year old widowed father at 15 Prospect Hill, Walthamstow and were still there in 1891 when Alice was a 34 year old teacher of music. Her father died at Christchurch, Hampshire in 1899, aged 80, when Alice came to Suffolk and in 1901, a 44 year old art teacher living at Crown Villa, Thoroughfare, Woodbridge, the home of widow Susannah Hartridge and her 30 year old daughter Ellen Hartridge [q.v.]. By 1911 both Alice and Ellen Hartridge had moved to 7 Manor Road, Ipswich both being described at 'artist and art teacher'. A member of the Ipswich Art Club in 1902 and exhibited from 126 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich four watercolours 'Wallflowers', 'Dedham Lock', 'The Stour near Dedham' and 'A Sunny Day on the Orwell'. She married late in life, at Woodbridge in 1912, William Matthew Claxton. She died at Lambeth, London in 1938, aged 82.