TURNER, Leonard

1859 - 1944

Born at Butter Market, Ipswich on 13 October 1859, son of William Turner, auctioneer, and his wife Rosa née Garrod, who married at Ipswich in 1855. In 1881, a 21 year old pupil engineer living at 7 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich with his parents, 57 year old William and 50 year old Rosa, with six siblings, Edgar 19, Percy 15, Nellie 13, Stanley 12, William 9 and Constance 8. He married at Hadleigh, Suffolk in 1890, Helen Louisa Kersey (28 February 1864-1947) and in 1891 a mechanical engineer living at 1 Rozel Villas, Russell Road, Ipswich with his 32 year old wife Helen. A landscape painter in watercolour and a member of Ipswich Fine Art Club 1883-1913 exhibiting from 7 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich in 1881 four watercolours 'From the Cliffs, Felixstowe', 'Study at Low Tide', 'On the Rocks' and 'Low Tide', in 1882 'She Wore a Wreath of Roses', in 1883 five works 'Harwich Harbour', 'Walton Ferry', 'Sketch at Bawdsey', 'Moonlight' and 'Sunrise' in 1884 five works two entitled 'Bawdsey', 'Pin Mill' and two entitled 'On the Orwell', he exhibited over thirty works, mostly local landscapes, including in 1903 'Old Mill, Walton on the Naze', 1906 'Rainclouds, Southwold' and 'Dunwich Marshes'. In 1901 a mechanical engineer living at Beaumaris House, Anglesea Road, Ipswich with his wife and two children and ten years later a director of E R. & F. Turner, mechanical engineers living at Spursholt, 31 Park Road, Ipswich. In 1939 still living at 31 Park Road, Ipswich with his wife Helen and he died at Ipswich in 1944, aged 84.