GILLESPIE, Florence Emma

1866 - 1960

Florence Emma Gillespie was born at Islington, London in 1866 and in 1921 as Mrs Florence Gillespie was a 55-year-old widow living at 2 Park Farm Road, Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey with a visitor, 62-year-old Annie Alice Sheather, a housekeeper. By 1924 she had moved to Essex and was a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1937-1961, exhibiting from Dapdune Cottage, Kirby-le-Soken, Essex in 1937, an oil 'Near Treviso (Nothern Italy)' and two watercolours 'Cottages in Suffolk' and 'Down South', in 1946 'Three Little Wallflowers' and 'Over the Tiles', in 1947 'The Reader' and 'A Suffolk Windmill, in 1948 'Autumn Roses' and 'At the Back Door', in 1949 'Autumn' and 'Bluebells' and in 1950 'William' and 'Polyanthus' but in 1953 she exhibited from a residential home, Great Bromley Hall, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex two paintings 'The Old Veteran' and 'My Lady's Walk' which seems to have been the last of her exhibiting at Ipswich. Florence Emma Gillespie was a widow of Bradfield Place, Bradfield, Essex when she died on 23 May 1960, aged 94, and buried in St Michael's Church, Kirby le Soken.

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