Aitken, Ruth Agnes 7.aug.1880-26.oct.1937 England Surrey, Richmond - Kent, Tonbridge
singer, pianist, 1881 residing with her parents, sister Beryl and 4 servants (cook, parlormaid, 2 nurses) at 113 Church Road in Richmond, 1891-1906 residing with her parents, 3 siblings, housemaid and cook at Inglefield house in Totland Bay Isle of Wight, studied with Hubert Parry at the Royal College of Music in London, ARCM, AISC, 1.jun.1906 appointed teacher of singing, piano and theory by the Royal College of Music at Shrewsbury High School for Girls, from marriage 1918 to 1925 she mainly lived with her husband in Calcutta, 26.feb.1920 residing at 19 Pembridge Square in London Westminster, 21.jan.1921 she moved with her 2 infant children and a nurse to Calcutta, 15.apr.1921 they returned to England, from 1925 she lived mainly in England and for years not living together with her husband in Calcutta, 1927 residing at 3 Charles Road in St Leonards-on-Sea, 1937 residing at Barn Cottage in Hildenborough, she died at nearby Tonbridge Nursing Home and left legacies by will to her son and several institutions ; daughter of stockbroker Charles Gocking Aitken (Scotland, Glasgow 1849-16.jul.1930 Totland Bay) and Bethia Edmonstone Montgomerie (London New Cross 20.may.1857-18.oct.1932 Totland Bay) ; 16.mar.1918 in Calcutta she married collector of customs in Calcutta Harold Haynes Hood (London Marylebone 23.nov.1875-25.sep.1969 Chacombe near Banbury), 8.mar.1937 she divorced him on ground of adultery ; son Samuel Charles Holland Wood (Headington 1919-13.jun.1944 killed as captain in Normandy), daughter Rosemary Muriel Agnes Wood (Headington 26.feb.1920-22.dec.1927 St Leonards-on-Sea) ; 1937 two months after divorce her husband married estate manager Chrystal Ida Mary Fraser (Sussex, Brighton 19.dec.1902-15.jan.1983 Eccleshall)

Title Parts
[] Crooning song. Contralto or mezzosoprano
words anonymous
pub Novello & Co., London 1900

[] Laughingly glitter the Islands. Song
words by Professor Nichol
pub Novello & Co., London 1903

[] My Shadow. Song
words by R. L. Stevenson
pub Novello & Co., London 1903

[] Carisbrooke bells. Song
the words by B. Aitken (sister Beryl Montgomerie Aitken 17mar1878-)
pub Novello & Co., London 1905

[] Royalty and rhyme. Eight lyrics of courtly romance. Book I. Soprano & Contralto. Book II. Tenor & Bass
words by B. Aitken
pub Weekes & Co., London 1907
[] - The rhyme of Ladye Joan
[] - The rhyme of Dolores
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