John J Trueman - Cabinet maker (K1896).
The Truemans are a Blythburgh family. According to
Census data, John is born there in 1857. The family
move to Birmingham and, by 1881, John is working in
the city as a 'jobbing carpenter'. But, by 1891, he
is back in Southwold, lodging in Arlington Villas,
Road and billing himself as a 'cabinet maker'.
He marries Florence in 1895. It is not clear whether
13 High Street becomes his home or just his workshop.
Either way, he does not stay there long for, by the
1901 Census he has his own house at No
78 Stradbroke Road sharing it with his wife and
mother-in-law.There seem to be no children. He is
still there in 1911, by now employing two men. (C1881,
91, 1901, 11)