CUMMING, Constance Hilda

1872 - 1927

Born at Shepperton, Middlesex on 12 February 1872, daughter of Richard Somerville Cumming, merchant, and his wife Gertrude Lloyd née Beales, who married at Woodbridge, Suffolk in 1866. In 1891 a 19 year old living at Dedham Hall, Brook Street, Dedham, Essex with her parents, 50 year old Richard, born Tooting Bec, Wandsworth ‘living on own means’ and 50 year old Gertrude, born Halesworth, Suffolk and her three siblings. A miniature painter, she exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1895 from Dedham, Essex, in 1897 from Bushey, Hertfordshire and from Ipswich, Suffolk in 1898 and again in 1910 from Bushey, she also exhibited at the Royal Miniature Society. On 23 October 1914 she sailed from Liverpool on the later ill fated Lusitania for New York which was sunk by a U-Boat on its return journey. She died at Guildford, Surrey in 1927, aged 55, she was unmarried.