SHERMAN, Edwin James

1849 - 1924

Born at St Luke, London in 1849, son of James Vinn Sherman, beer seller who was born at Kersey, Suffolk, and his wife Caroline née Brown, who married at Clerkenwell, London in 1846 and in 1851 were living at 6 Blackheath Hill, Greenwich with their two sons Edwin 2 and newly born John. Edwin was an upholster and he married at Hackney in 1873 Eliza Jane Gooding and they moved to Ipswich an in 1881 an upholster living at Beatrice Villa, Warwick Road, Ipswich with his 29 year old wife Eliza and three children, Walter E. 7, Ada M. 5 and Cecil A. 3, all born in Ipswich. By 1891 they had moved to 97 Burrell Road, but by 1901 had moved to Felixstowe, Suffolk and in 1911 a house furnisher living at Bath Road Felixstowe with his wife and 23 year old unmarried daughter Elsie. Landscape and coastal scene painter in oil and a member of Ipswich Fine Art Club 1895-1901 exhibiting four works in 1895 'Suffolk Scene, Kersey', 'Bawdsey Ferry', 'Felixstowe Beach' and 'Dovercourt from the Sea'. He died at Felixstowe in 1924, aged 75.