AGER, Frederick William

1830 - 1907

Baptised at Earl Stonham, Suffolk on 25 July 1830, eldest child of Jonathan Ager, shopkeeper, and his wife Mary Ann née Wilden, who married in Suffolk on 16 July 1828. In 1841 an 11 year old living at Earl Stonham stores with his 40 year old father Jonathan and 36 year old Mary Ann and a younger brother, 9 year old Walter. He married at Sudbury, Suffolk in 1855, Susannah Quinton (1828-1904) and in 1861 a 31 year old grocer & draper in the family shop at Waterloo House, High Road, Earl Stonham with his 32 year old wife Susanna, his parents and brother Walter, a brewer, and his family. He then took a position at the Ipswich Union Workhouse and in 1891 was a 61 year old asylum storekeeper at St Clement Hospital in Ipswich. He had retired by 1901 when he and his wife, a retired housekeeper at St Clements Hospital, were boarders at Valley Farm, Foxhall, near Ipswich where his wife died in 1904 with Frederick following in 1907, aged 76. The Colchester and Ipswich Museums Service has an oil painting by him dated 1891 about which time he must have taken up painting on his retirement.

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