PRENTICE, Gertrude Minnie

1868 - 1925

Gertrude Minnie Prentice, was born at Stowmarket, Suffolk in 1868, eldest of the three daughers of Edward Harry Prentice (1838-1871), a chemical manure manufacturer who employed over 100 men, and his wife Sarah Pitcairn née Webb (1837-1927), who married at Combs, Stowmarket in 1861. In 1871, a 2 year old living, at Ipswich Road, Stowmarket with her parents, 32 year old Edward and 33 year old Sarah, with two siblings, Ethel 1 and newly born Constance and they retained three indoor staff. In 1891, living at Veranda Cottage, 29 Ipswich Street, Stowmarket with her widowed mother and two unmarried sisters and she was still living there in 1911. A painter in oil and watercolour and exhibited at Ipswich Art Club from Verandah, 29 Ipswich Street, Stowmarket in 1891, a watercolour 'Home Sketch (interior)' and in 1893 oils 'No Help for the Blind' and 'A Study'. She died at Verandah Cottage, Ipswich Road, Stowmarket on 12 March 1925, aged 56, she was unmarried and was survived by her mother.