LONG, Margaret Louise

1880 - 1964

Born at Thorpe Hall, High Row, Ashfield, Suffolk on 10 November 1880, daughter of John Robert Long, a farmer of the 220 acre Thorpe Hall Farm, and his wife Margaret Martha née Turner (18 April 1856-1945), who married at Creeting All Saints, Suffolk in 1879. Her father died in 1887, aged 32, when her mother carried on Thorpe Hall farm where they were living in 1891. In 1901, a 20 year old living at Dairy Farm, Bramford, Suffolk where her 42 year old mother was a poultry farmer but by 1911 they were living at ‘Hawthorn’, Claydon, Suffolk ‘private means’. A painter of still life and a member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1903-1908, who exhibited ten works in all, her first in 1902 from Bramford, Suffolk an oil 'Broom Hill', in 1903 'In the Hall', in 1905 'Irises', 'A Group', and two watercolours 'A Christmas Fare' and 'Daffodils', in 1907 oils 'Fruit' and 'Strawberries' with her final show in 1908 two oils 'Daffodils' and 'Armour'. In 1939 Margaret Louise and her mother were living at The Hawthorns, Ipswich Road, Claydon, Ipswich where she died in 1964, aged 83, she was unmarried, her mother had died at Bramford in 1945, aged 88.