suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Woodard
Given names: 
Alice
Given address: 
Christchurch
Sheet No: 8
Town/Suburb: 
No suburb given
City/Region: 
Christchurch
Notes: 

1893 electoral roll confirms Barbour St, Lyttleton.

Biographical information provided by Chantalle Smith, Alexander Turnbull Library, for the He Tohu exhibition:

Alice Maud Stokes married Henry Jesse Woodard in 1892. Together they had 2 children, Spencer and Frank. In 1909 Henry, who was a hotelkeeper at the time, went missing in the Manawatu Gorge. Four years later his body was found and Alice was called to identify the remains. She states that it is him because she recognised his clothing, boots and false teeth. In relation to the false teeth she is quoted saying 'He removed them every night. I am positive they are his.'

Alice married again in 1918 to Herbert Edwin Parsons. She died at the age of 90 in 1958 and her ashes were scattered at the Waikumete Cemetery.

Her sisters, Rose Stokes and Harriett Wright, also signed sheet 8 of the petition.

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

How to cite this page

'Alice Woodard', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/alice-woodard, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 28-Aug-2017

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