LOFTUS, Dorothy

c.1880 - 1943

Born at St Pancras, London about 1880. As Dorothy Reynolds, of Steyne Gardens, Worthing, Sussex, she married at St James's R.C. Church, 22 George Street, Marylebone, London on 30 March 1910, Pierse Creagh Loftus and in 1911, a 30 year old artist, living at 26 South Green, Southwold, Suffolk with her 33 year old husband, Creagh, born Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, a brewery manager and part owner of Adnams Southwold brewery, and later MP for Lowestoft 1934-1945. As Dorothy Loftus, she exhibited from 26 South Green, Southwold at the London Salon 1913-1914 she was also a member and an exhibitor at the Sole Bay Group [q.v.]. Ellen Dorothy Loftus was of Reydon Covert, near Southwold when she died at The Castle, Ruthin, Denbighshire on 30 November 1943, aged 62, her husband, who was born on 20 November 1877, married again, Eileen Elkington, a widow, and he died at Southwold on 20 January 1956, aged 78.