PETHERICK, Sibyl Gertrude

1887 - 1971

Sibyl Gertrude Petherick, was born at Hopton, Thetford, Suffolk on 11 July 1887, daughter of Dr Wallace Petherick (25 January 1858-15 July 1940), a general practitioner, and his wife Gertrude Elizabeth née Moxon (2 January 1859-7 December 1940), who married at Pontefract, Yorkshire on 8 July 1886 when they came to live at The Common, Hopton. A member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1904-1907, also at the Suffolk Art and Aid Association exhibition at the Athenaeum, Bury St Edmund's on 28 October 1908, from Hopton where Sibyl was still living in 1911 with her parents, 53 year old Wallace and 52 year old Gertrude, with her 8 year old sister Elizabeth Wallace but by 1939 they had moved to 'Bishopsgate', Cranford Avenue, Exmouth, Devon. Sibyl married at Hopton, near Thetford in 1916, Frederick Frank Stokes (17 November 1880-1951), a gentleman farmer, and in 1939 Frederick was living at Tie Hurst House, Brimpton Road, Kingsclere and Whitchurch, Devon with Sibyl, 'wife of F. F. Petherwick' was living at Possil House, Esplanade, Budleigh, Salterton, Devon. Sibyl moved to 'Naini-Tal', Littleham, Exmouth, Devon where Sibyl died on 8 May 1971, leaving an only daughter Gillian.