Fred Fielder Quinton - Professional photographer in the family
Fred was the son of George Quinton (1832-1905), a tallow chandler, and Sarah Fielder (1830-1909). He was born in 1874 at Newport, Isle of Wight, as the youngest of nine children who survived infancy. In the 1891 census he was still living at home aged 17, at 61 Carisbrooke Road, Newport, while working as a Photographer (Apprentice). In 1901 he was still living at home, at 95A High Street in Newport, where he was listed as a Photographer. Trade directories show him working at 83 High Street from 1898-9 and at 86 High Street in 1901.
The Isle of Wight Directory for 1904 shows him as a Photographer based at 98 High Street, while in the same year he married Agnes Maria Burke at Portsmouth. In 1911 the couple were living alone at 96 High Street, with Fred shown as a Photographer working at home on his own account. He was still a Photographer at the same address in Kelly’s Directory for 1927, with studio portraits providing the main work.
Fred was still living at the same address when he died on 19 March 1948, at the Cottage Hospital in Shanklin. His wife had pre-deceased him and his estate of £10,679 12s 5d was granted to the Quintons of New Zealand, presumably referring to his sister Kate and her husband George St John Biggs, the other photographers in the Quinton family.