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Agnes Yates

Signed family name
Signed given name
Given address
Gt King Street
Sheet number
Central Dunedin

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Agnes Yates was born in 1874 in New Zealand – the daughter of William Holdsworth Yates, a cab proprietor and fruiterer, and Mary Scurr/Scurra (See 93 Mary Anderson).

Agnes’ father died in 1877 and her mother remarried the following year.

Agnes signed the suffrage petition while living with her mother and stepfather in Great King St, Dunedin.

She married Peter Duncan, a sawmiller, in 1901. They had five young children in 1911 and were living in Karamea when Peter got into difficulties while bathing, her later contracted pneumonia and died.

Agnes moved back to Dunedin with her children.

She died on 26 April 1960 at the age of 85 and is buried in the Andersons Bay Cemetery with several of her children.


BDM online NZ

DCC Cemetery Records

Otago Nominal Index


Click on sheet number to see the 1893 petition sheet this signature appeared on. Digital copies of the sheets supplied by Archives New Zealand.