WILSON, Elizabeth Gertrude (Grace)

1871 - 1956

Born at Gravesend, Kent on 7 March 1871, her second name is sometimes given as Grace, second of the six children of Revd Hugh Carruthers Wilson (1839-1909), a Scottish born Presbyterian minister, and his wife Julia née Randall, who married at Southampton in 1866. In 1881, Elizabeth was a 10 year old living at 61 Pevensey Road Eastbourne with her parents, 42 year old Hugh and 46 year old Julia, with siblings Winifred J. 11, Alfred C. 8, Annie F. 7, Evelyn M. 5 and Basil M. 2. Elizabeth was educated at Eastbourne but by 1901 was a 30 year old art mistress at a Southwold, Suffolk local secondary school living at 7 Dunwich Road, Southwold and ten years later a 'drawing teacher & artist (painter}, living at Hermon, Waveney Road, Beccles, Suffolk. In 1939 a retired art teacher living at 35 Mersham Gardens, Worthing, Sussex with her unmarried sister Evelyn, also a retired schoolmistress. A flower painter who exhibited at Liverpool Walker Art Gallery and the Royal Academy in 1903 from Blackrock, Southwold, Suffolk. She died in the Depwade district of Norfolk in 1956, aged 85, she was unmarried.