DARLING, Ruth Emma

1864 - 1960

Ruth Emma Darling, was born at Eyke, Suffolk on 31 January 1864, daughter of Revd James George Darling (1825-1891), rector of Eyke, and his second wife, Mary Emily née Johnson [Darling q.v.]. In 1883, as Miss E. Darling of Eyke, she exhibited at the Woodbridge Industrial & Art Exhibition at the Lecture Hall, Woodbridge, Suffolk four watercolours, 'An Old Man's Head', 'Flower (Iris)', 'Child's Head', a 'Landscape' and in sepia 'Chestnut Leaves', she also exhibited at the 1887 exhibition two oil paintings, two crayon drawings, two terra cotta plates and an oil painting 'Boy's Head' which won the Third Prize and in 1889 at the Woodbridge Fine Art Exhibition at the Assembly Room at the Bull Hotel, Woodbridge several oil paintings. Ruth married at All Saints' Church, Eyke on 21 April 1896, Edmund Henry Lacon Watson (15 August 1865-9 March 1948), an author, journalist and a member of the stock exchange, and in 1939, they were living at 19 Scarsdale Villas, Kensington, London W.8. Ruth died at 19 Scarsdale Villas, Kensington on 14 June 1960, aged 96.