CLARK, Elsie Constance

1900 - 1970

As Elsie Constance Wood, she was born at Long Eaton, Derbyshire on 6 January 1900, second child of Albert Edward Wood, lace designer & draughtsman, and his wife Gertrude Lucy née Stevenson, who married at Nottingham in 1894. In 1911, an 11 year old living at 148 Derby Road, Long Eaton with her parents, 42 year old Albert and 37 year old Gertrude, with four siblings, Albert Frederick 15, Phyllis Norah 5, Irene Margaret 2 and Christabel Mary 1. She married at Long Eaton in 1924, Edward Stanley John Clark (1 September 1897-22 June 1980), a schoolteacher, and works under the name of Elsie Clark. In 1939, Elsie was living at 11 Corder Road, Ipswich with her husband and widowed mother-in-law. An associate member of the Ipswich Art Club 1967-1970 and exhibited from 38 Gainsborough Road, Ipswich in 1967 three sculptors 'Madonna', 'Medieval Lady' and 'Abstract' and in 1969 'Mother and Baby' white alabaster. She died at 38 Gainsborough Road, Ipswich in 1970.