1885 - 1980

As Ellen Coote, she was born at Southampton on 1 June 1885, daughter of Charles Coote and his wife Clarissa née Mills, who married at Bedford in 1884. In 1911, a shorthand typist, living with her parents at 20 Burrell Road, Ipswich and she married at Ipswich later that year, Arthur Charles Ricketts (9 August 1884-17 November 1968), a grain importers & provender, and they lived at Rectory Cottage, Sproughton, near Ipswich. Landscape and flower painter in oil and watercolour who was a member of Ipswich Art Club 1932-1939 and exhibited from Rectory Cottage, Sproughton in 1932 two watercolours 'Wild Man Inn, Sproughton' and 'Old Cottage, Sproughton' and two oils in 1933 'Primroses', 'Kingcups' and an etching 'Kingfishers' and in 1935 three works 'Daffodils' and watercolours 'Garden Picture' and 'Old Lockgates, Sproughton' showing in all, sixteen works including 'Fir Trees' (1936). In 1939 she was still living at Rectory Cottage, Sproughton, Ipswich with her husband. Ellen died at 20 Holyrood Close, Ipswich on 13 November 1980.