KNOWLES, Violet Emily

1873 - 1960

As Violet Emily Rix, she was born at Bethnal Green, London on 11 May 1873, daughter of Thomas Julians Rix (1843-28 May 1916), a watchmaker, and his wife Mary Ann née Tarr (1844-20 January 1928), who married at Shoreditch in 1866. In 1881, a 7 year old, living at 480 Bethnal Green Road, London with her parents, 37 year old Thomas and 36 year old Mary, with four siblings Annie Florence 12, Alice Julians 9, Minnie Louise 6 and Sydney Thomas 3, all born in Bethnal Green and in 1891 was at the same address as a 17 year old pupil teacher. Violet married at Bethnal Green, London in 1898, Ernest Walter Sheridan Knowles (1872-7 October 1921) and in 1911 Violet was living at 10 Durlston Road, St John at Hackney, London with her 39 year old husband Ernest, a pawnbrokers assistant, and their 6 year old son John Ernest M. (1904-1928). As Mrs Violet E. Knowles she exhibited from 87 Southwold Mansions, Maida Vale, London at the London Salon in 1909 and was a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1923-1926 from Ashfield, Gaston, East Bergholt, Suffolk but does not seem to have exhibited. In 1939, a widow and a retired school-teacher, living at 36 Parkway, Raynes Park, Merton, Surrey where she died on 25 September 1960, aged 73.