Thursday, 18 August 2011

FW: GURNEY, Mrs Charles (Sophie Jane nee RAVERAT, 1919-2011)

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Subject: GURNEY, Mrs Charles (Sophie Jane nee RAVERAT, 1919-2011)

Obituary in today's Telegeraph:
Sophie Gurney, who died on June 10 aged 91, was an artist linked to many of
the leading intellectual and cultural figures of the early 20th century.

She was the dau of the artist Jacques Pierre Paul (1885-1925, son of Georges
Pierre RAVERAT "a vegetarian silk merchant from Le Havre" * ) and Gwendolen
Mary (1885-1967, dau of Sir George Howard DARWIN KCB (1845-1912, scion of
that gentry family formerly of Downe, and son of the naturalist CHARLES
DARWIN and his wife, a scion of the baron
WEDGWOOD) and Maud Haskins (d 1947, dau of Charles Meredith DU PUY (of
Huguenot descent), of Philadelphia, USA). She m 1st 1940 Mark PRYOR (d
1970), having a son and three daus. She m 2nd Charles GURNEY (who died
before her).

* Some useful insights on her son's website:

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