Clara Cowling (1868-1946)
Clara Cowling, née Murgatroyd, b. Bradford c.1868, d.Tunbridge Wells 1946. Married Josiah Stead Cowling, a wealthy Bradford woolmaster, c. 1894. She was Florence Dunbar’s older sister, thus Evelyn Dunbar’s aunt. An amateur painter and energetic gardener, she moved from Ilkley on her husband’s retirement to Steellands, an estate in Ticehurst, E.Sussex in 1920. She supported Evelyn financially in the lean years, 1930-40, to an unknown extent. A committed Christian Scientist, she wrote trenchant articles on faith healing for the Christian Science Monitor. She visited Boston, Mass., home of Christian Science, in 1916.