WINTERTON, Mary Elizabeth

1890 - 1911

Mary Elizabeth Winterton was born at 2 Queen's Road, Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk in 1890 and baptised on 18 May 1890, daughter of William Sidney Winterton (1856-7 February 1906), an ironmonger's manager, and his wife Charlotte Louisa née Palmer (1866-1919), who married at St James's Church, Bury St Edmund's on 19 January 1888. Around 1893, her father had an ironmonger's shop at 27 Bank Street, Braintee, Essex but died at his hometown of Rugby, Warwickshire in 1906, when his widow Charlotte and her children returned to Bury St Edmund's. In 1911, Mary, or May as she was known by the family, was a 21-year-old draper's assistant living at 54 Horringer Road, Bury St Edmund's with her 45-year-old widowed mother Charlotte and five siblings, Allen Ernest 22, John 17, Edith Jane 15, Sydney 14 and Harold 12. An artist of still life pictures, Mary Elizabeth died of enteric fever (typhoid) at the Sanitary Hospital, Bury St Edmund's on the 13 September 1911, aged 21.