SMYTH, Mabel

1881 - ?

Ethel Mabel Smyth, was born at Ipswich on 17 May 1881, fourth daughter of Robert Willam Smyth, (1854-19 January 1929) ironmonger, and his wife Elizabeth née Clarke (1853-1909), who married at Ipswich in 1877. In 1891, a 9 year old, living at Dalton Road, Ipswich with her parents, 36 year old Robert and 37 year old Elizabeth, with three sibling sisters, Edith Olive 12, Eleanor Grace 7 and Eveline Daisy 3, all born at Ipswich. Mabel studied at Ipswich School of Art and in February 1900 was awarded 2nd prize in the 'Model Drawing (Advanced)' class, the 1st prize was taken by Kathleen Temple[-Bird] [q.v.]. Her mother died on 6 March 1909 and in 1911, Mabel was a 29 year old living with the family at South View, 3 Dalton Road, Ipswich. In 1939, she was living at 15 Bath Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, she was unmarried.