RODWELL, Eleanor Hunter

1868 - 1961

As Eleanor Parkin, she was born in Brighton, Sussex on 30 September 1868, daughter of John Bawden Parkin (1830-1892), an army captain, and his wife Elizabeth née Russell or Brooke, who married at St George Hanover Square, London in 1852. In 1871, a 2 year old, living at Stanford Road, Steyning, Sussex with her parents, 41 year old John and 39 year old Elizabeth, who was born in France, with siblings Elizabeth Mary 15, Henry 12, Sarah 10, Arthur 8, Frederick 7 and newly born William and in 1881 they had moved to 4 Globe Terrace, Herbert Road, Plumstead, Woolwich, London. Eleanor married at Woolwich, London in 1890 Ernest Hunter Rodwell (19 February 1858-27 November 1937), then a captain in the Bengal Staff Corps and in 1891 they were living at Queen Anne Villas, High Street, Frimley, Surrey. During the First World War, Ernest was a Brigadier-General, Indian Army. As Mrs E. H. Rodwell, she exhibited at the Ipswich Art Society in 1935 from Southside, Holbrook, Suffolk, a watercolour 'Home Sweet Home'. Her husband died at Southside, Holbrook in 1937 where Eleanor was still living in 1939 with their daughter Sibyl Rosalie (24 February 1904-15 November 1998). Eleanor Hunter Rodwell died at Southside, Holbrook on 22 October 1961.