HUNT, Edward Lawrence

1880 - 1949

Born at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk in 1880, son of Edward T Hunt, originally a fisherman, and his wife Mary Ann, and in 1881 living at 4 Camden Street West, Great Yarmouth with his 24 year old mother Mary and his sister, 6 year old Mary Elizabeth, who was born at Wellington, New Zealand on 21 January 1874 and emigrated on 28 April 1874. In 1891 Edward, sen. was a 38 year old fireman, living at Fire Brigade Station, Southwark Bridge Road, London with his 34 year old wife Mary and six children and ten years later was chief fireman at the British Museum, living with his wife, young Edward, a 21 year old commercial traveller, and two siblings. Edward married at Southwark, London in 1903, Eveline Dawkins Digby (1881-1944) and they came to Ipswich and in 1907 set up the wholesale ironmongery business of E. L. Hunt Ltd. In 1911, 31 year old Edward, a wholesale ironmonger, and his 30 year old wife were living at 'Hayton', Rushmere Road, Ipswich and was of Box Bush, Rushmere, Ipswich when elected to the Ipswich Borough Council and was Mayor of Ipswich 1939-1940. An honorary member of the Ipswich Art Society 1941-1949 but did not exhibit. Edward Lawrence Hunt (69), of Rushmere Road, Ipswich, a guest, collapsed and died during a fire at the Golden Lion Hotel, Stirling on 23 August 1949, he had no issue.