GOUGH, Stella

1893 - 1967

Evelyn Stella Gough was born at 36 Well Street, Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk on 21 August and baptised at St John's Church on 22 September 1893, second youngest child of Thomas Gough (1857-9 August 1898), maltster, and his wife Ellen Edith née Barker (1861-28 May 1898), eldest daughter of Horace Barker of Bury St Edmund's, who married at Bury St Edmund's in 1884. Both her parents died in 1898 and in 1901, Stella, as she was known, was a 7-year-old, living at Northgate Street, Bury St Edmund's with her siblings, Ethel Mary 14, Horace Reginald 13, Dorothy 12, Margaret 8, with a housekeeper and two other indoor servants. In 1911, still at the same address, now with brother as head, Horace, a maltster, with a new younger brother Thomas Geoffrey, born in 1898. Stella studied Bury St Edmund's School of Art where she exhibited several paintings in 1932 and was a regular exhibitor and in 1935, as Miss Stella Gough, she exhibited at the Ipswich Art Society from 14 Northgate Street, Bury St Edmund's, an oil painting 'Spring Flowers' and a watercolour 'Fishing Boats' but in 1937 was exhibiting from 277 Belle Vue Road, Southbourne, Bournemouth, a watercolour 'Near Felixstowe Ferry'. Evelyn Stella Gough died at South Court, Bury St Edmund's on 26 July 1967, aged 73, she was unmarried.