CATCHPOLE, Edward Clarke

1865 - 1939

Born at Ipswich on 19 March 1865, third child and eldest son of Edgar Catchpole, builder, and his wife Sarah née Clarke, who married at Ipswich in 1861. In 1881, a 16 year old carpenter living at 149 Princes Street, Ipswich with his parents, Edgar 42 and Sarah 40, with ten siblings. Educated at St Matthew's Voluntary Controlled Primary School, Ipswich and studied at Ipswich School of Science & Art from where in 1880 he gained a certificate in freehand drawing. He married at Debenham, Suffolk in 1888, Fanny Maria Gooding and in 1901, a 36 year old builder, living at 181 Princes Street, Ipswich with his 33 year old wife Fanny and three children, Edgar G. 12, Ida E. 10 and Edith W. 8, all born in Ipswich. He died at Ipswich in 1939, aged 63.