BURWOOD, Miss Dora

1866 - 1949

Born at Mannington, Tendring, Essex on 8 October 1866, third daughter of Thomas Wesley Burwood, a general medical practitioner, and his wife Maria Jane née Retford. In 1871 Dora was a 4 year old living at Strathmore, Florence Road, Ealing, Essex with her parents, 32 year old Thomas, who was born at Walsham le Willows, Suffolk, and 27 year old Maria Jane and they were still living there in 1891. A member and exhibitor at Ipswich Fine Art Club 1895-1897 and exhibited from Ealing in 1895 six oil paintings 'How the Sweet Moonlight Sleeps upon this Bank', 'Fishing of the Anglesea Coast', 'Evening Mists', 'A Stormy Evening on a Norfolk Common', 'Twilight', 'Sunset across the Common', 'A Bend in the River' and a watercolour 'A Country Lane at Ealing' and in 1896 two oils 'Roses' and 'Across the Moor' and two watercolours 'Still Waters' and 'A Grey Day' she also exhibited seven paintings in February 1897 and nine in November 1897. In 1897 she married at Ealing, Arthur Edward Ironmonger Sola, a partner in Wills, Sola & Co, builders, decorators & house agents, who went bankrupt in 1906, when living at 122 The Grove, Ealing. Her husband died at Farnham, Surrey on 12 August 1912, aged 43 and the following year, Dora married at Bromley, Kent, John M. Frost. In 1939, a widow living at Pentre Garth, Pontfadog, Nr Llangollen, Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales with a chauffeuse and two indoor servants, and where she died in 1949, aged 82.