EVANS, Violet Muir

1868 - 1959

As Violet Reid, she was born on 26 May and baptised at Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex on 2 June 1868, second daughter of Nevile Reid of Hanworth, Middlesex and his wife Caroline Matilda née Kyne, who married at Sunbury-on-Thames on 16 August 1866. She married at Staines, Middlesex in 1896, Dr Harold Muir Evans (29 September 1866-28 March 1947), a medical practitioner who, in due course, became consulting surgeon to the Lowestoft and East Suffolk Hospital, and she painted under the name of Violet Muir Evans, she was the sister-in-law of Wilfred Evans [q.v.]. In 1901, the 32 year old wife of 34 year old Harold Muir Evans, living at Turret House, Cliff Road, Kirkley, Lowestoft, Suffolk with a 4 year old daughter Margaret and 2 year old son Harold, they later had another son. A member and exhibitor at the Woodpecker Art Club, later named the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle, 1921-1927 from Lowestoft, Suffolk. In 1939, married and living on own means at 'Greenhayes', St Marys Road, Beccles, Suffolk. She died at Meadowcroft, Ringsfield Road, Beccles on 17 June 1959, aged 90