SMYTH, Jonathan Garnham Robert

1860 - 1930

Jonathan Garnham Robert Smyth, was born at St George Hanover Square, London on 10 September 1860 and baptised at St Peter, Eaton Square, Pimlico on 9 July 1861, son of Jonathan Garnham Smyth (1831-1900), a farmer, and his wife Elizabeth Anne née Hooks, who married at St Peter, Eaton Square, Pimlico in 1858. By 1871 they had moved to the Manor House, Bredfield, Woodbridge, Suffolk and in 1881 a 20 year old farmer's son living at Bredfield House with his parents, 49 year old Jonathan and 45 year old Elizabeth, with sibling Maud A. S. 11, born at Bredfield. In 1880 he exhibited at the Woodbridge Industrial & Art Exhibition at the New Street Assembly Rooms three crayon drawings 'Saved', 'Chief Mourner' and 'Our Donkey' and in 1883 when held at the Lecture Hall, Woodbridge a crayon 'Suspense'. He married at Mickfield, near Ipswich in 1890, Helen Cupper Wright (1868-1957) and in 1891 a farmer at Mounness Hall, Stonham Aspall, Suffolk with his 23 year old wife Helen. In 1904 a farmer at Henley, when he was declared bankrupt and in 1911 a 45[sic] year old manager at a motor garage, living at Westburn, Station Road Felixstowe, Suffolk with his 43 year old wife Helen and 19 year old daughter Helen Maud, a daily governess. He died at Fulham and buried in Hanwell Cemetery, London on 11 March 1930. His wife and daughter, now Helen Maud Peto, were living at 35 Thoroughfare, Halesworth in 1939 with Helen's husband Edward Peto, a bank manager.