TAPHOUSE, Frank Goodwin

1902 - 1971

Born at Fulham, London on 16 August 1902, eldest child of Frank Taphouse (19 December 1875-1957), ladies tailor, and his wife Sarah née Goodwin (8 March 1879-1972), who married at Southwold, Suffolk in 1901 and in 1939 were living at 26 Mitchley Hill, Coulsdon and Purley, Surrey. In 1911, an 8 year old living at 131 Elsenham Street, Wandsworth, London with his parents, 35 year old Frank and 32 year old Sarah, who was born at Southwold, and his sibling sister Olive Sarah 5 and Frank sen., mother-in-law Sarah Dean Farr 73, and sister-in-law Annie Elizabeth Goodwin 40, both born at Southwold. Frank matriculated at St John's College, Cambridge in 1921 and graduated M.A. He married at Epsom, Surrey in 1928, Doris Mary Byrne [Taphouse q.v.]. In 1938 gazetted 2nd Lieut. in the Hertford Grammar School Contingent and in 1939 senior Chaucer Master at Grand School Hertford living at 40 Fordwich Rise, Hertford whilst his wife was staying at The Old Vicarage, Witney, Oxfordshire with her parents. They returned to live at Church Street, Southwold where they were committee members and exhibitors at Southwold Art Circle. He died at Southwold in 1971.