DAY, Edward James

1853 - 1920

Born at Ipswich in 1853, son of Henry Day [q.v.], painter & church decorator, and his wife Emma née Hayward, who married at Ipswich in 1849, and was a brother to Harry Philip Day (1850-1921 q.v.). Edward married at Ipswich in 1880, 22 year old Alice Jackman and the following year was living at 15 Cardigan Street, Ipswich but he exhibited at Ipswich Fine Art Club from 15 Burlington Road, Ipswich in 1882 a watercolour 'Flowers of the Month' and in 1883 a monochrome 'Roses' but does not seem to have exhibited again. In 1891 ‘an assistant clerk to Ipswich School Board’ living at 27 Clarkson Street, Ipswich with his wife, two daughters, Margaret 6 and Constance 3, together with his widowed father-in-law 56 year old David Jackman, silversmith, of Farnham, Hampshire who died at Ipswich in 1908, aged 71. By 1901 they had moved to 137 Norwich Road, Ipswich with the addition of an 8 year old son Owen. His wife Alice died at Ipswich in 1916, aged 58 and Edward followed in 1920, aged 67.