1888 - 1970

As Marjory Florence Hood, she was born at Wandsworth, London on 12 August 1888, eldest child of Arthur Hood, a stock broker, and his wife Florence Edith née Bone (1866-9 January 1954), who married at Weymouth, Dorset in 1887. In 1901, a 12 year old, living at Thelton, Coulsdon & Purley with her parents, 37 year old Arthur and 34 year old Florence, with three sibling sisters, Violet Mary 11, Eileen Kenneth 8 and Kathleen Millicent 7, with a governess and a housemaid. Marjory was educated at Wycombe Abbey School, Buckinghamshire and married at Croydon, Surrey in 1910, Francis Herbert Whittington (8 December 1876-24 August 1973), a toy manufacturer, who was also an artist, and Marjory painted under the name of Marjory Whittington. An oil and watercolour painter and an etcher, who exhibited at the Royal Academy; Royal Scottish Academy; Royal Institute of Artists; the Fine Art Society; Grosvenor Gallery; Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts; Goupil Gallery; Walker Art Gallery; Society of Women Artists and the Paris Salon. As Mrs F. Whittington, she also exhibited at the Ipswich Art Society in 1933 from 57a York Street, Baker Street, London, an oil 'Appledore' and in 1939 was still living at 57a York Street, an 'artist painter & secretary', when she gives her birth year as 1890, with her daughter Pauline [Tait] (born 23 June 1918), a clerk in the M.of D., they also had a son Ian Peter (1915-1991). Marjory died at Flat 4E, Albany, Piccadilly, Westminster, London W.1, on 16 June 1970.

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