GOCHER, Florence

1859 - 1930

Baptised at St Matthew's church, Ipswich on 10 October 1859, daughter of Charles Gocher, a meat salesman, and his wife Louisa née King, who married at Islington, London in 1852. In 1861 Florence was a 1 year old living at 16 Fonnereau Road, Ipswich with her parents, 31 year old Charles and 32 year old Louisa, with siblings Charles K., 8, Clara L., 6, William H., 5, and Frank 3, all born in Ipswich, and they kept four indoor servants and by 1871 they had a further five children added to the household, Oscar, Ada, Jack, Edmund and Mary. In 1881, a 21 year old novice nun at the Orphanage, Carlisle Place, St Margaret and St John the Evangelist Westminster, London. She exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Society, from Bolton Hill, Westminster in 1884 a watercolour, 'Study of Fruit'. In 1911, 49 year old Florence and her 42 year old sister Ada, were living at 9 St Mary's Road, Canonbury, London, the home of their 84 year old uncle William King. She died at Hove, Sussex in 1930, aged 78, she was unmarried.