PEARSE, Edith Emma

1874 - 1964

Edith Emma Pearse, was born at Plymouth, Devon on 10 October and baptised at Christ Church, Plymouth on 4 November 1874, second daughter of Isaac Pearse (11 October 1843-9 March 1929), a railway canvasser, and his wife Rhoda Maria née Payne (1851-23 March 1935), who married at the parish church, Flore, Northampton on 20 June 1872. In 1881, Edith was a 6 year old, living at 6 Caroline Place, East Stonehouse, Devon with her parents, 37 year old Isaac and 30 year old Rhoda, with three sibling sisters, Julia Minnie 7, Rhoda Alice 5 and Lucy Susanna 5. In 1911, a 36 year old 'assistant to her father', who was then an insurance manager, living at Edgecote, 19 Caroline Place, East Stonehouse, Devon with her parents, 67 year old Isaac and 60 year old Rhoda, with five of her six surviving of eight siblings. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1919-1924 and exhibited from Edgecote, 19 Caroline Place, East Stonehouse in 1919, 'A Peep from a Cornish Coast' and 'Cawsand Beach at Low Tide' which seem to have been her only exhibits. In 1939, a clerk in an insurance office, living at 19 Caroline Place, Plymouth with two of her unmarried siblings, Lucy Susanna (22 September 1878-14 October 1953) and Isaac Courtney Payne (24 February 1882-27 March 1966). Edith was of Nester, Dean Hill, Plymstock, Devon when she died at 14 Dean Park Road, Plymstock on 3 August 1964, aged 89, she was unmarried.