OLIVER, Gwendolen

1909 - 1985

Gwendolen Oliver, was born at Coggeshall, Essex on 9 November 1909, youngest of two daughters of Harri Oliver (1877-1930), a congregational minister, and his wife Margaret née Lewis, who married at Hackney, London in 1907. In 1928 she exhibited at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool from 81 Royal Avenue, Lowestoft and the following year the family moved to Bocking, Essex where her father died on 1 June 1930. Gwendolen married at Kensington, London later that year, Richard Berthold Trechman Hall-Craggs (1903-1962), factory engineer, who was born at Middlesbrough, Yorkshire and they lived at Reading, Berkshire. In 1946 they were living at The Gables, Heath Road, Hale, Cheshire but by 1952 had moved to Newcastle-on-Tyne. Gwendolen Hall-Craggs died at Wynda le, Aydon Road, Corbridge, Northumberland on 2 August 1985, she had one son and two daughters.