MANUELLE, Maude Alice

1886 - 1971

As Maude Alice Hepworth, she was born at Dovercourt, Essex on 18 August 1886, daughter of Walter Hepworth (28 March 1849-30 January 1905), a yeast merchant, and his wife Elizabeth Ann née Parker (1851-November 1897), who married at Henley near Ipswich in 1877. In 1891, Maude was a 4-year-old, living at Ocean View, Main Road, Dovercourt with her parents, 42-year-old Walter and 38-year-old Elizabeth and three elder brothers, Wallie 12, Dixon and Hayward both 6. In 1911, a 24-year-old, living on her own account at Marine Villa, Marine Parade, Dovercourt on 'private means'. She married at St Giles, London in 1913, Charles Morrison Manuelle (1883-5 January 1932), an engineer, who died at The Bungalow, Whitton, Ipswich in 1932, aged 50. In 1939 Maude was living at 1 Park Villas, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall, the home of James Hitchens, a haulage contractor, and his family. A member and exhibitor at the Ipswich Art Club 1945-1957 but had exhibited from 1942, 'Army Cook' and 'L/c Hardy', in 1943 two oils 'Phil' and 'Canadian Pilot', in 1944 'Dick's Mother' and 'Sergeant Legon' and from Tudor House, Martlesham, Ipswich from 1945 several oil portraits 'Elsie Lingwood', in 1946 a 'Sketch The Rev. F. E. Doughty', in 1947 'Mary', in 1948 'Miss R. Edmunds' in 1949 'Student Nurse' which seems to have been her last. Maude Alice Manuelle died at Tudor House, Martlesham, Ipswich on 5 December 1971.