1864 - 1947

Flora Ridley, was born at Mildenhall, Suffolk on 3 December 1864, daughter of Edward Ridley (22 December 1817-20 January 1886), a grocer & draper in the High Street, Mildenhall, and his wife Esther Ann née Cook (7 November 1819-1 August 1909), who married at Bury St Edmund's on 6 June 1843. Flora studied at Ipswich School of Science & Art and in 1880 gained her certificate in freehand drawing. By 1881 the family had moved to Ipswich where 16 year old Flora was a scholar, living at Willoughby Road with her parents, 63 year old Edward, now a retired draper, and 61 year old Esther, with two siblings Anne 34, born Kings Lynn, Norfolk and Augusta 26, born Mildenhall and both were school-mistresses. By 1891 Flora was a governess still at Willoughby Road with her widowed mother Esther. Flora married at Ipswich in 1895, Harry Miller Ennals (26 September 1868-2 January 1950), manager to a chemical manure manufacturer. In 1901 Flora was living at Cranford, Park Road, Ipswich with her 32 year old husband and newly born daughter Joyce Caroline [Marston] and in 1911, Flora was still living in Park Road, her husband was in South Africa on business, with two more children Stuart Ridley 9 and Ruth Marjorie 6. In 1939 Flora and Harry were living at 33 Graham Road, Ipswich and where Flora died on 28 September 1947.