COOK, Emily Kenshode

1877 - 1942

As Emily Kenshode Hosegood, she was born at Wellington, Somerset on 16 February 1877, daughter of farmer Andrew Adams Hosegood (1841-1927) and his wife Mary Anne née Lake (1847-1906), who married at Newton Abbot, Devon in 1865. In 1881, a 4 year old living at Higher Nowers, Wellington with her parents, 38 year old Andrew, a farmer of 250 acres, and 33 year old Mary, and her sibling brother, Andrew J. 14, born Sandford, Devon. As Emily Kenshode Hosgood[sic], she married at Taunton, Devon in 1901, George Cooke[sic]. In 1911, the 33 year old wife to George Cook, district road surveyor for Woodbridge RDC, living at Breech House, Grundisburgh, Woodbridge, Suffolk with their their four children, Leslie George 8, Reginald Hosegood 7, Mary Joyce 4 and Dennis Babb 1, all born at Grundishurgh. As Mrs E. K. Cook, she exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Club from River Dale, Ipswich Road, Woodbridge in 1927, two oil paintings 'Wallflowers' and 'Crocuses', in 1933 two oils 'Primroses' and 'Anenomes', in 1935 from Heathercot, 21 Severn Road, Ipswich 'The Stork Jug' and 'Michaelmas Daisies' and in 1937 two oils 'Rhododendrons' and 'From Butley Wood', and was a regular annual exhibitor. She was of 21 Severn Road, Ipswich when she died at Henley Road Nursing Home, Ipswich on 21 December 1942.