UPCHER, Violet Marian

1874 - 1954

Violet Marian Upcher was born at Twyford, Norfolk on 8 October 1874, daughter of Maj. Gen. Russell Upcher (3 February 1844–25 September 1936) and his wife Marian Elizabeth née Rogers (1851-11 May 1933), who married at Erpingham, Holt, Norfolk on 15 August 1872. In 1911, Violet was a 25-year-old, living at The Warren, Fritton, Suffolk with her parents, 67-year-old Russell and 50-year-old Marian. A member and exhibitor at Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1909-1914 from Fritton. During the First World War she served as a V.A.D. Nurse at the auxiliary hospital at Ampton Hall, Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk being gazetted as 1st class award on 19 January 1920. In 1939, Violet Marian Upcher was living at Fritton Warren, Lothingland, Suffolk, with two female servants, and where she died on 21 November 1954, aged 80, and was buried in St Edmund’s Church, Fritton, she was unmarried. One of her watercolours 'After the August Flood' was sold at auction on 10 July 2005.