HOOPER, Helen Jane Gray

1896 - 1935

Helen Jane Gray Hooper, was born at Musselburgh, Midlothian, Scotland on 12 August 1896, daughter of Henry James Thompson Hooper, a fruit farmer, and his wife Lillian Louise née Bayly, who married at St Pancras, London in 1896. In 1911, a 14 year old, living at The White House, Marley Lane, Battle, Sussex with her parents, 48 year old Henry and 38 year old Lillian, and a younger sister 12 year old Catherine, born at Nice, France. A member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1923-1924 from Red Lodge, Aldeburgh, Suffolk but does not seem to have exhibited. As a 27 year old artist, she sailed on the 'Orvieto' on 28 March 1924 for Melbourne, Australia but returned to England and married at Lewisham, London in 1926, James B. Bayly. Helen returned to Australia in 1931 and died in Melbourne in 1935.