RAY, Emily Caroline Phyllis

1863 - 1911

Emily Caroline Phyllis Ray, was born at Lowestoft, Suffolk and baptised at St Margaret's Lowestoft on 7 June 1863, younger daughter of Dr James Ray (1831-4 July 1903), M.R.C.S. and his wife Hannah Catherine (Kate) née Nicholson (1831-25 July 1864), who married at Mansfield, Nottingham in 1860, Emily was a sister to Eva Lindley Ray [q.v.]. In 1871, a 7 year old, living at 55 High Street, Lowestoft with her 40 year old widowed father James and her three siblings, Eva Lindley 10, James Frederick 9 and John Lindley (1864-1905). She and her sister Eva are listed as exhibitors at the Ipswich Fine Art Club from 55 High Street, Lowestoft in 1881 but Emily does not seems to have displayed any work. Emily married at St Margaret's Church, Lowestoft on 30 July 1891, Charles Blackwell Foster (1861-2 December 1915), a solicitor, of Mill Hill Road, Norwich. In 1911, a 47 year old, living at Station Road, Drayton, Norfolk with her 49 year old husband and two daughters Norah Frances Phyllis 17 and Beryl Ray 15, both students, she had two other children that had died. Emily died at Drayton, Norfolk on 22 June 1911.