1871 - 1949

Tryphena Nicholson, was born at Liverpool on 26 October 1871, youngest child of Revd Octavius Nicholson (1832-1877), a clergyman, and his wife Emily. Her father was buried at St Mary's Gislingham, Suffolk on 23 January 1877 and in 1881 her 49 year old widowed mother Emily was living at 4 Cyprus Villas, Heigham, Norwich with five of their many children, John Henry 27, born Birkenhead, Kate/Catherine Clementina 25, born Preston, Yorkshire, Willam Augustus 22, born Oxton, Cheshire, Emily Mary 19, born Staffordshire and 9 year old Tryphena. but by 1891 they had moved to St George's Street, Ipswich when 19 year old Tryphena was a 'student of art' and with the addition of sister Minnie, born at Liverpool in 1868. Tryphena studied at the Ipswich School of Art and in February 1900 was awarded 3rd prize in 'Decorartive Design', the 1st prize was taken by Agnes Tracy [q.v.]. In 1939, Tryphena was a retired librarian, living at 31 Anglesea Road, Ipswich with her sister Maria Georgina (1868-1951), as housekeeper, both unmarried. She was of 31 Anglesea Road when she died at the East Suffolk & Ipswich Hospital on 28 January 1949.