LAKER, Elizabeth Mary

1854 - 1926

As Elizabeth Mary Hollingham, she was born at Shoreham, Sussex in 1854, and baptised 20 May 1854, daughter of Benjamin Cavendish Hollingham and his wife Eliza. She married at Brighton on 4 October 1880, Edwin Laker, a seaman, and painted under the name of Laker. She exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Club from 71 Wells Street, Oxford Street, London, which was a hotel/boarding house, in 1882 three watercolours 'A Shell', 'Pansy and Geranium' and 'Sweet Peas'. In 1911, a 57 year old living at 34 North St Portslade-by-Sea Sussex, Hove, Sussex with her 56 year old husband and son Edwin Charles 16, of four surviving of six children. She died at Steyning, Sussex in 1926.