LACK, Katherine Osborne

1898 - 1978

Katherine Lack

Born at Lowestoft, Suffolk on 14 February and baptised at St Margaret's Lowestoft on 11 March 1898, daughter of Edwin Lack, a staff engineer, and his wife Louisa née Blashill who married at Drypool, St Peter, Sculcoates, East Riding, Yorkshire on 10 October 1894, when both living at Lowestoft. In 1901 they were living at Brentwood, Essex but by 1911, Katherine was a 13 year old living at 61 Adelaide Road, Brockley, Lewisham with her parents, 45 year old Edwin and 40 year old Louisa and elder sibling Edna 15, who was born at Lowestoft and Edwin's mother 82 year old widow Eliza Lack, who was also born at Lowestoft. A painter & etcher, in 1922 from 61 Adelaide Road she sailed for Mombassa, Kenya. She married Capt. Leslie Arthur Elmer who was born at Elmswell, Suffolk on 20 January 1895 and died at Kitale, Rift Valley, Kenya on 31 january 1945 where he was a settler farmer. She died at Guildford, Surrey on 20 October 1878.