PEARSE, Edith Emma

1874 - 1964

Born at Plymouth, Devon on 10 October and baptised at Christ Church, Plymouth on 4 November 1874, second daughter of Isaac Pearse (1843-1929), a railway canvasser, and his wife Rhoda Maria née Payne (1851-1935), who married at Daventry, Northamptonshire in 1873. In 1881, a 6 year old living at 6 Caroline Place, East Stonehouse, Devon with her parents, 37 year old Isaac and 30 year old Rhoda, with three sibling sisters, Julia Minnie 7, Rhoda Alice 5 and Lucy Susanna 5. In 1911, a 36 year old 'assistant to her father' who was by now an insurance manager, living at Edgecote, 19 Caroline Place, East Stonehouse, Devon with her parents, 67 year old Isaac and 60 year old Rhoda, with five of her six surviving of eight siblings. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1919-1924 and exhibited from Edgecote, 19 Caroline Place, East Stonehouse in 1919 'A Peep from a Cornish Coast' and 'Cawsand Beach at Low Tide' which seem to be her only exhibits. In 1939 a clerk in an insurance office living at 19 Caroline Place, Plymouth with two of her unmarried siblings, Isaac (born 24 February 1882) and Lucy (born 22 September 1878) and she died at Plymouth in 1964, aged 89, she was unmarried.