TIMBERS, Herbert Matthew

1866 - 1932

Herbert Matthew Timbers

Born at Alexandra Cottages, 33 Mill Street, Kingston upon Thames on 5 May 1866, son of Matthew Timbers (1833-1903), a gardener, and his wife Emma Bussey née Dobson (1836-1907), who married at Norwich in 1866. In 1881, a companion/servant to 86 year old widow Eliza Sydney at The Laurels, Bulmer, Essex and married at Brentford, Middlesex in 1890, Sarah Ann Hood. In 1901 they left Kingston for St Edmund's House, Castle Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk where Herbert was a school board schoolmaster with his family and in 1911, a 43 year old elementary schoolmaster, living at 164 St Edmunds House, Woodbridge with his 44 year old wife and five of his six surviving children, Elsie Florence 18, Philip James 13 and Violet Eleanor 11, born at Kingston, and Arthur Robert 5 and Margaret Edith 4, born at Woodbridge. His wife died at Woodbridge in 1921 and in 1923 he married at Woodbridge Ann H. Martin (1872-1940). A landscape painter in oil and watercolour and a member of Ipswich Art Club 1927-1930 and exhibited from St Edmund's House, Woodbridge, Suffolk in 1927 six watercolours 'Fowan Head', 'Beech and Bracken', 'Woodbridge', 'Newquay Bay' and 'Ramsholt' exhibiting sixteen works in all, mostly local scenes. He died at Woodbridge in April 1932, aged 64.




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