WATTS, Maude Evelyn Olive

1892 - 1976

Maude Evelyn Olive Watts, was born at Allwood Green, Walsham le Willows, Suffolk on 21 January 1892, youngest of the seven children of William Henry Watts (1843-1910), a farmer and designer of agricultural machinery, and his wife Mary. In 1901, a 9 year old, living at Alma Cottage, Norwich Road, Ipswich with her parents, 57 year old William and 52 year old Mary, who were both born at Chewton Mendip, Somerset. Maude was a student at Ipswich School of Art passing her examinations First Class in Drawing Plant Form in 1909, her classmates included Margaret Tempest [q.v.] and Constance Lacey [q.v.]. Her father died at Allahabad, India on 19 December 1910 and in 1911, Maude was a 19 year old part-time student, living at 199 Felixstowe Road, Ipswich with her 62 year old widowed mother Mary, on private means. In 1939 she was living at Gunnings House, Hanging Hill, Wick, Oldland, Warmley, Gloucestershire with Watts relations. She died at The Yews, Upton Cheyney, Avon on 24 March 1976, she was unmarried.