WHITLEY, Gladys Ethel

1886 - 1960

As Gladys Ethel Garner-Watts, she was born in London on 17 July 1886, daughter of Edwin George Garner-Watts (1856-1886), a solicitor's clerk, and his wife Ada Maria née Heale (1862-11 September 1934), who married at Marylebone, London in 1883. Her father was of 21 Duncombe Road, Hornsey Rise, London when he committed suicide by strychnine poisoning in November 1886, age only 30. Gladys was educated at Ealing and in Paris and married at Kensington, London in 1910, Horace Shaw Whitley (20 November 1881-1970), a clothing manufacturer, and in 1939 they were living at 1 The Ancorage, Truro, Cornwall. A miniaturist and portrait painter in oil and an Associate of the Royal Miniature Society, she exhibited at the Royal Academy; Walker Art Gallery; Manchester; Paris Salon and at the Ipswich Art Club from Arcady, Little Holland, Essex. She was of Flat 4, Laregan House, Penzance, Cornwall when she died at West Cornwall Hospital on 8 November 1960. She signed her works 'G. Whitley, A.R.M.S.'.