LONG, Margaret Louise

1880 - 1964

Margaret Louise Long, was born at Thorpe Hall, High Row, Ashfield, Suffolk on 10 November 1880, daughter of John Robert Long (1855-1887), a farmer of the 220 acre at Thorpe Hall Farm, and his wife Margaret Martha née Turner (18 April 1856-20 July 1945), who married at Creeting All Saints, Suffolk in 1879. Her father died in 1887, aged 32, when her mother carried farming at Thorpe Hall where they were living in 1891. In 1901, a 20 year old, living at Dairy Farm, Bramford, Suffolk where her 42 year old mother was a poultry farmer but by 1911 they were living at ‘Hawthorn’, Claydon, Suffolk on ‘private means’. A painter of still life and a member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1903-1908, who exhibited ten works in all, her first in 1902 from Bramford an oil 'Broom Hill', in 1903 'In the Hall', in 1905 'Irises', 'A Group', and two watercolours 'A Christmas Fare' and 'Daffodils', in 1907 oils 'Fruit' and 'Strawberries' with her final show in 1908 two oils 'Daffodils' and 'Armour'. In 1939, Margaret Louise and her mother were living at The Hawthorns, Ipswich Road, Claydon, Ipswich where died in 1945. Margaret died at 7 Burlington Road, Ipswich on 23 April 1964, aged 83, she was unmarried.