AITKEN, Wilhelmina Rose

1886 - 1972

Wilhelmina Rose Aitken was born at Lansdowne Road, Bedford on 21 January 1886, daughter of Revd William Hay MacDowall Hunter Aitken (1841-28 October 1927) and his wife Eleanor[a] Marian Barnes (1844-27 January 1935), only daughter of William Thomas Barnes of Barnet, who married at Mildmay Park, Islington, London on 17 July 1867. In 1891, Wilhelmina was a 5-year-old scholar, living at Lansdowne Road, Bedford with her parents, 49-year-old William and 47-year-old Eleanor, with three siblings, Robert Aubrey 20, born in London, Marion Violet 5 and Evelyn May 3, both born in Bedford, and they were still there in 1901. By 1911, they moved to 64 Cathedral Close, Norwich where her father was Canon Residentiary of Norwich Cathedral and he died at Norwich in 1927. Her mother and Wilhelmina then moved to Felixstowe, Suffolk. A member and exhibitor at the Woodpecker Art Club, later named the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle, 1929-1932 from Felixstowe and from Barnet where her mother died in 1935. Wilhelmina Rose Aitken was of Rowley Lodge, Arkley, Hertfordshire when she died at Felixstowe on 3 July 1972 and buried in St Botolph's churchyard, Shenleybury, Radlett, Hertfordshire, she was unmarried.

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