EVANS, Violet Muir

1868 - 1959

As Violet Reid, she was born on 26 May and baptised at Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex on 2 June 1868, second daughter of Nevile Reid of Hanworth, Middlesex and his wife Caroline Matilda née Kyne, who married at Sunbury-on-Thames on 16 August 1866. She married at Staines, Middlesex in 1896, Dr Harold Muir Evans (29 September 1866-1957), a medical practitioner who, in due course, became consulting surgeon to the Lowestoft and East Suffolk Hospital, and she painted under the name of Violet Muir Evans, she was the sister-in-law of Wilfred Evans [q.v.]. In 1901, the 32 year old wife of 34 year old Harold Muir Evans living at Turret House, Cliff Road, Kirkley, Lowestoft, Suffolk with a 4 year old daughter Margaret and 2 year old son Harold, they later had another son. A member and exhibitor at the Woodpecker Art Club, later the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle, 1921-1927 from Lowestoft, Suffolk. In 1939, married and living on own means at 'Greenbank', St Marys Road, Beccles, Suffolk and she died at Beccles in 1959, aged 90