CLARKE, Helen Grace

1857 - 1943

Born at Derby St Peter, Derbyshire in 1857, daughter of James Sherwin Clarke (1823-1887), a wine merchant, and his wife Anne (1823-1902). In 1871, a 14 year old scholar living at 115 Uttoxeter New Road, St. Werbergh, Derby with her parents, 47 year old James and 45 year old Anne, with five siblings, all born at Derby. By 1881 they had moved to Repton, Derbyshire when she seems to have come to Southwold, Suffolk as an art teacher at a local school and where she painted several scenes at Southwold and was a member of the Society of Women Artists. Her father died in 1887 when she returned to Derbyshire and in 1891 a 34 year old artist and school teacher back at Well Lane, Repton, with her 65 year old widowed mother. She may have returned to Southwold but in 1901 a 44 year old artist and art mistress living at Castleway Road, Willington, Derbyshire, with her 75 year old widowed mother Anne, who died the following year. In 1911, a 54 year old living at 9 Swinburne Street, Derby with 76 year old spinster Mary Cox. She died at Cambridge in 1943, aged 85, she was unmarried.

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