KIRTON, Katherine [Kate] Jane

1850 - 1930

As Katherine Jane Poole, she was born at Stepney, London in 1850, daughter of Revd Samuel Gower Poole and his wife Emma née Mitchell, who married at Kensington in 1843. In 1861, an 11 year old living at 2 Mile End Old Town, Stepney with her parents, 40 year old Samuel and 41 year old Emma, with seven siblings. She married at Poplar, London in 1868, Revd Charles Kirton, who was born in France, and in 1891, a 40 year old living at 80 Windsor Road, West Ham, Essex with her 61 year old husband Charles and their five children, all born at Bethnal Green, London. By 1901 they had moved to 26 St Edmund's Green, Southwold, Suffolk was now called Kate and aged 47, living with her 70 year old husband Charles, who died at Southwold in 1903, aged 73, and 24 year old daughter Kathleen. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1909-1926 exhibiting from Southwold in 1909 'Waiting for the Skipper, Southwold' and 'The River Blyth' and in 1910 'Old Fashioned Flowers'. At Southwold she was branch secretary of the Suffragette movement NUWSS but by 1911 she had moved to 39 Lancaster Park, Richmond and in 1912 she exhibited at Ipswich Art Club from Richmond, 'Blackshaw, Walberswick', 'Walberswick' and 'Reeds, Walberswick' and another. She died at Richmond in 1930. Her daughter Kathleen was a noted sculptor.