PARKINGTON, Florence Ellen

1870 - 1958

As Florence Ellen Barratt, she was born at 145 Humberstone Road, St Margaret, Leicester on 4 August 1870, daughter of John Barratt, a carder, and his wife Sarah Ellen née Chafer, who married in 1865. She married at Leicester in 1896, Thomas Robert Parkinson [q.v.]. In 1901, a 30 year old living at 1 Bolton Lane, Ipswich with her 34 year old husband Thomas, an ironmonger builder's contractor, and they kept one servant and they were still there in 1911. An honorary member of the Ipswich Art Club 1936-1957, but does not seem to have exhibited. In 1939 she was living at 7 Northgate Street, Ipswich with her husband Thomas, and they retained two servants. Florence died in the Deben district of Suffolk in 1958, aged 87.