BURTON, Emily Myra

1863 - 1918

Emily Myra Burton, was born at Ipswich in 1863, daughter of Henry May Burton, wholesale grocer, and his wife Mary Bunnell née Lewis, who married at Richmond, Surrey in 1857, Emily was a sister to Bunnell Henry Burton [q.v.]. In 1871, an 8 year old, living at 6 Burlington Road, Ipswich with her parents, 47 year old Henry, sugar & cheese importer, and 45 year old Mary and five siblings, Bunnell Henry 13, George Lewis 11, Mary Bunnell 9, William Parke 6 and newly born Elizabeth Rosa, all born at Ipswich. Emily was educated at a private school at 2 Effingham Close, Dover, Kent, where she was living in 1881, and studied at the Ipswich School of Science and Art and in 1884 won her certificate for perspective, freehand and model drawing and exhibited a prize winning watercolour at South Kensington Museum of Art. Emily married at Ipswich on 22 March 1888, Heinrich Odomar Hugo Wiskemann and in 1911 was a married lady with three surviving, of four, children, living back in Ipswich with her widowed mother at 3 Burlington Road Ipswich. In 1914 they were living at Stonebridge Park, London when her husband was interred as an enemy alien and his wife Emily died at Brackenhurst, Higher Drive, Purley, Surrey on 22 April 1918 and was buried in Ipswich Cemetery.