CRUM, Ella

1863 - 1948


As Ella Sieveking, she was born at Marylebone, London on 20 November 1863, daughter of Dr Henry Edward Sieveking, MRCS, and his wife Jane née Ray, who married at St George's Hanover Square, London in 1849. In 1881, an 18 year old living at 17 Manchester Square, Marylebone with her parents, 64 year Edward and 55 year old Jane and her four siblings, Herbert Edward 27, Albert Forbes 23, Florence Amelia 19 and Emmeline Wood 13, all born in London. In 1891, a 28 year old art student of High Street, Bushey, Hertfordshire. She married at Marylebone in 1896, Walter Ewing Crum (1864-1944) and painted under the name of Ella Crum. In 1901, a 37 year old living at 33 Manchester Street, Marylebone with her 35 year old husband Walter, both living 'on own means' with a 3 year old nephew, Stewart Crum, and they kept four indoor servants. A member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1909-1913 and exhibited from Mill Edge, Aldeburgh, Suffolk in 1909, four watercolours 'Birchwood, Dinnel, N.B.', 'Hall Farm, Aldeburgh', 'Willows, Aldeburgh' and 'The Mill, Aldeburgh' but does not seem to have exhibited again. In 1911, a 47[sic] year old on private means, living at Mill Edge, Victoria Road, Aldeburgh, Suffolk with three servants and her 10 year old niece Ursula Starling. In 1939, Ella was a married woman living on private means in a substantial household at Burnham Wood, Harmer Green, Welwyn, Hertfordshire and she died at The Castle Hotel, Ruthen, Denbighshire on 15 December 1948, aged 85, they had no issue.