EDWARDS, Evan (1853-1921)

1853 - 1921

Born at Edinburgh, Scotland on 25 May 1853, son of Henry Edwards and his wife Marian née Dykes. He married at Woking, Surrey in 1877, Eliza Catherine Hilder and in 1881 a 27 year old ‘retired farmer’ of High View, Belstead Road, Ipswich, living with his 26 year old wife Eliza Catherine, born Woking and their two children Catherine Stewart 2, and Evan 1, both born at Woking and they kept three servants. A member of Ipswich Fine Art Club 1883-1915 where he exhibited from Belstead Road in 1881 ‘A View near Ipswich’ and 'A View on the Orwell', four oil paintings in 1882 'Ivy', 'A Surrey Stream','The River Wey' and 'S Summer Shower on the Orwell. In 1883 as a member exhibited two oil paintings 'Sunset' and 'On the Thames' and was a regular exhibitor. In 1891 still living at the same address, but now named ‘Queenscliff’ with a further three children, born at Woking, with the addition of a further servant ‘a nurse’. In 1901 they had moved to Walton Road, Trimley St Mary, Suffolk with his wife Eliza and daughter Catherine. In 1911, he and his wife, were living at Hoecliff, Wolsey Terrace, Felixstowe, Suffolk where he died in 1921, aged 68.