FITT, Gertrude Caroline

1863 - 1942

As Gertrude Caroline Howes, she was born at Ber Street, Norwich on 26 July 1863, daughter of William Howes, a candle manufacturer, and his second wife Caroline Amelia née Kilbee, who married at Norwich in 1860, William married his first wife Caroline Purse in 1847. In 1871, a 7 year old scholar, living at Ber Street, Norwich with her parents 45 year old William and 35 year old Caroline, with step-sibling Lucy 18 and sibling William Frederick1. Gertrude married at Norwich in 1908, Cyril Herbert Christian Fitt (1867-1935), a retail chemist, and in 1911 a 47 year old living at 36 St Stephens Road, Norwich with her 44 year old husband Cyril, with her 41 year old brother William Frederick, a veterinary surgeon, and his wife Leah Rose Howes. As Miss Gertrude C. Fitt, she exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club from 36 St Stephens Road, Norwich in 1933 a watercolour 'Riverside, Norwich'. In 1939 a widowed artist painter still living at 36 St Stephens Road, and where she died in 1942, she had no children.




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