Given names: 
Alice M.
Given address: 
Sheet No: 145

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Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Alice Mary McEneany was born in 1868 in St Bathans, Central Otago– the daughter of John McEneany, a miner, and Eliza.

At the age of 19, on 15 October 1887, she married Alexander Wilson, a 37-year-old baker, at Caversham, Dunedin.

They had six children, one who died in infancy, and when Alice signed the suffrage petition the family were living in Caversham, Dunedin.

Alexander died 'after a short illness' at their home in 1898, shortly after Alice asked the Borough Council for short term financial aid which was granted.

Alice continued to struggle and her children stayed with her family in St Bathans for a time.

Alice appears to have had three children after Alexander’s death.

Her daughter, born in 1901, was committed to the Industrial School and Alice was taken before the courts for failure to maintain her.

Alice died on 22 May 1934 - she is buried with Alexander in the Southern Cemetery.


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