ROOFE, Lilian Agnes

1865 - 1932

Born at St Stephens Street, Norwich, Norfolk in 1865, eldest daughter of James Henry Roofe (1840-1931), a grocer, and his wife Celia Harriet née Rouse (1840-1921), who married at Norwich in 1864. In 1871 her father had a grocer's shop in St Stephen's Street, Norwich but moved to Ipswich. Lilian studied at the Ipswich School of Science & Art and in 1880 was awarded her certificate in freehand drawing. In 1881, a 15 year old scholar living at 15 Wherstead Road, Ipswich with her parents, James 40 and Celia 38, with two siblings, Alice 13 and Rosina 11, both born in Norwich and by 1891 her father was a grocer at High Street, Mistley, Essex and in 1901 were back in Norwich at 213 Unthank Road, Eaton. The family had moved to Kirkley, Lowestoft, Suffolk where both her parents died and Lilian was buried in Kirkley Cemetery, Lowestoft on 31 March 1932, she was unmarried.