CLARKE, Minnie Ellen

1857 - 1942

Minnie Ellen Clarke, was born at Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmund's on 5 May and baptised at St Mary Bury St Edmund's on 18 June 1857, only daughter of James Johnson Clarke (1832-1864), fishmonger, and his wife Georgiana Ellen née Palmer. Her father died in 1864, when his widow Georgiana, married in 1866, Samuel C. Wallace who took over the fishmonger & poulterer business. In 1871, Minnie was a 13 year old scholar, living at Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmund's with her stepfather, 33 year old Samuel, 37 year old mother Georgiana, with siblings James Ernest 15, John Hayhoe 12 and Frank Kingston 9, and step-siblings William Ellerslie Wallace 3 and Harry Charles Wallace 2, with a Wallace nephew 16 year old George P. Kingston. In 1881, Minnie was a visitor at the home of grocer George Kingston, at Norwich Road, East Dereham, Norfolk but by 1891, was a 33 year old artist living at Bonham Road, Lambeth, London, she had living with her half-brother, 23 year old William Wallace, a clerk. In 1939, living on private means at 29 Rhodesia Court Hotel, Harrington Gardens, Kensington, London where she died on 14 July 1942. On 29 April 2015 at Lawrences Auctioneers Limited, Bletchingley, a group of three small watercolours were up for auction.

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