KETTLESS, Alonzo William Percy

1912 - 2005

Born at Lowestoft, Suffolk on 18 December 1912, son of Percy Harry Kettless (1891-1920) and his wife Elsie Mabel née Mills (1893-1977), who married at Lowestoft in 1912, after the death of her husband, Elsie married secondly in 1941, Christopher Johnson. Alonzo married in 1936, Rose Doreen L. Knights (21 September 1914-1996) and they lived in North Suffolk for the remainder of their lives but in 1939 Alonzo, a carpenter & joiner, was living at 15 Washington Road, Reading, Berkshire, his wife was back at Kirkley Run, North Lowestoft, Suffolk. A member and exhibitor at the Beccles Society of Artists and the author of several books on wood decoration including 'Modern Woodwork' (1969), 'Decorative Woodwork' (1970) and 'Designs for Wood'(1975) and may not have been a painter. He lived at Hunters Green, North Cove, Suffolk but later of The Street, North Cove and was buried at St Botolphs, North Cove, Suffolk in 2006 being buried beside his wife. Suffolk Record Office, Lowestoft have a file on his work (1176/1/2/11/47).