JODE, Kathleen Lovelace

1882 - 1959

Kathleen Lovelace Jode was born at 8 High Street, Sutton, Surrey on 19 November 1882, eldest child of William Lovelace Jode (31 August 1852-20 May 1931), a fancy stationer who went bankrupt in 1889, and his wife Kate Emily née Jeary (1855-1935), who was born in Norwich and where they married on 29 August 1881, the family are sometimes noted as Lovelace-Jode. In 1891, the family were living at Verulam Road, St Albans, 38-year-old William, now a stationer's traveller, and 36-year-old Kate, with five of their children, Kathleen, Albert William (1882-1897), Gordon Robert (1885-1944), Stella Lucy [Hazelwood] (1887-1946) and Hilda Alice [Munson] (1889-1973). By 1892 they had moved to Norfolk and in 1901 they were living at School Road, Drayton, Norwich with the addition of Mabel Amy (born 1891) and Bertha Helen Lovelace. In 1901 Kathleen was an 18-year-old 'lady's help' living in the household of William Vincent, landed proprietor, and his family at Dooneen, Elmers End Road, Penge and in 1911 she was a hospital nurse at Old Street, St Luke's, London E C. In 1924, when a teacher of 25 Avendale Road, Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk, she emigrated to South Africa, where her sister Mabel Amy had emigrated in 1920, but was back in Gorleston by 1937. Kathleen exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club in 1937 from 3 Victoria Road, Gorleston-on-sea, two works 'Poultry Cross, Salisbury' and a watercolour 'Sheringham'. In 1939 she was living at 26 Bernard Avenue, Gorleston with her sister Bertha Helen, both hairdressers. Kathleen Lovelace Jode died at 2 Baker Street, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk on 20 December 1959, she was unmarried.