EDWARDS, Katherine Susan

1856 - 1942

Born at Ipswich on 15 October 1856, daughter of John Cordy Edwards (1819-1900), surgeon of Woodbridge and Ipswich, and his first wife Elizabeth Lorina née Branford (1820-1873) who married at Henstead, Suffolk in 1843, she was the sister to Emma Rebecca Edwards [q.v.]. In 1871 the Edwards’s were living at 13 Carr Street, Ipswich from where as Kate Edwards exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Club in 1882 four watercolours 'Wallflower', 'Field Poppies', 'Nemophila' and 'Autumn Anenomes' and in 1883 as a member exhibited three small pictures 'Vine Leaves', 'View on the Nile' and 'The Pyramids'. Her father George married secondly at Ipswich in 1882, Dora Zillah née Bacon (1853-1903). In 1891, Kate and her sister Rose Caroline kept a boarding house ‘Ocean View’ at Felixstowe, Suffolk but ten years later they had moved their boarding house to Brierholme, Orwell Road, Felixstowe and they were still there in 1911. In 1939 Katherine was living on private means at 19 Alfred Street, Bath, Somerset where she died in 1942, aged 85, she was unmarried.