STEWART, Gertrude

1871 - 1956

As Gertrude Hulme, she was born at Stockport, Cheshire on 16 December 1871, third of the six daughters of James Hulme, a railway cashier, and his wife Sarah Ann née Armstrong, who married at Manchester in 1862. In 1881, Gertrude was a 9-year-old, living at Brabyns House, Marple, Stockport, Cheshire with her parents, 39-year-old James and 36-year-old Sarah and her five sibling sisters, Ada Lavinia 12, Sarah Anne 11, Ethel Hannah 3, Ellen Florence 2 and a further newly born unnamed daughter, all born at Stockport. Gertrude married at All Saints' Church, Marple, Stockport on 11 August 1909, Dr George Irvine Thompson Stewart (23 February 1873-15 July 1923), M.D., son of Sir David Stewart, of Banchory House, Aberdeen. The couple then came to live at 1a St Edmund's Road, Ipswich and in 1911, Gertrude was a 38-year-old, living at Ipswich with her 38-year-old husband, a school medical officer, her husband died at Ipswich on 15 July 1923, aged 51. In 1939, a widow, still living at 1a St Edmund's Road, Ipswich with a housekeeper. An associate member of the Ipswich Art Club 1945-1956 and exhibited from 1a St Edmund's Road, Ipswich in 1946, two petit-point needlework pictures after which she became an Honorary Member. Gertrude Stewart died at St Edmund's Road, Ipswich on 8 December 1956, aged 84 having been a widow living at the same address for over 33 years. She had no children.