GROSS, Mabel Susan

1872 - 1956

Born in Ipswich on 28 November 1872 and baptised at St Mary le Tower Church, Ipswich on 28 March 1873, daughter of Harry Gross, an ironmonger, and his wife Abigail née Pain, who married at Clare, Suffolk in 1854. In 1881, an 8 year old living at 7 Tavern Street, Ipswich with her parents, 55 year old Harry and 50 year old Abigail, with three siblings, Frederick Bertrum 17, Maude Elizabeth [q.v.] and Arthur George 13, all born in Ipswich. She studied at Ipswich School of Art passing her examinations in 1888. She became an art teacher at Belfield House, West Road, Bowdon, Bucklow, Cheshire but by 1911, a 33[sic] year old private governess, back in Ipswich living at Clarence House, Norwich Road, Ipswich with her widowed mother Abigail, and sister Maude, both Mabel and Maude, had taken five year off their ages. In 1939, 'on own measn' staying at the Grafton Hotel, Norfolk Square, Bognor Regis, Sussex also staying at the hotel were her sisters Henrietta and Maude. She died at Ipswich in 1956, she was unmarried.