PALMER, Arthur George

1865 - 1941

Born at Ipswich on 18 September 1865, eldest child of Arthur Palmer, metal fitter, and his wife Esther née Willoughby, who married at Ipswich in 1864. George studied at Ipswich School of Science & Art and in 1880 gained a certificate in freehand drawing. In 1881, a 15 year old engineer's apprentice living at 6 Dean's Terrace, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich with his parents, Arthur 38 and Esther 36, with five siblings Frederick M. 14, Robert Charles 12, Esther 6, Albert John 4 and Florence Sarah 1, all born at Ipswich. He married at Ipswich in 1889, Sarah Ann Pennick and in 1901, a 35 year old pattern maker, living at Coggeshall Road, Braintree, Essex with his 37 year old wife Sarah Ann, and their three children, Frank Charles 10, Herbert Arthur 8 and May 5, all born in Braintree. He died at 213 Cressing Road, Braintree in 1941.