FITT, Gertrude Caroline

1863 - 1942

As Gertrude Caroline Howes, she was born at Ber Street, Norwich on 26 July 1863, daughter of William Howes, a candle manufacturer, and his second wife Caroline Amelia née Kilbee, who married at Norwich in 1860, William married his first wife Caroline née Purse in 1847. In 1871, a 7 year old scholar, living at 86 Ber Street, Norwich with her parents, 45 year old William and 35 year old Caroline, with step-sibling Lucy 18 and sibling William Frederick 1. Gertrude studied at the Norwich School of Art and married at St John Sepulchre, Norwich on 10 January 1906, Cyril Herbert Christian Fitt (1867-1935), a retail chemist. In 1911, a 47 year old, living at 36 St Stephens Road, Norwich with her 44 year old husband Cyril, with her 41 year old brother William Frederick Howes, a veterinary surgeon, and his wife Leah Rose Howes. As Miss[sic] Gertrude C. Fitt, she exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club from 36 St Stephens Road, Norwich in 1933, a watercolour 'Riverside, Norwich'. In 1939, a widowed artist painter, still living at 36 St Stephens Road, Norwich and was still living there when she died at the Nursing Home, Brunswick Road, Norwich on 24 September 1942, she had no children.




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