suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Stewart
Given names: 
Annie
Given address: 
Argyle Street
Sheet No: 67
Town/Suburb: 
South Dunedin
City/Region: 
Dunedin
Notes: 

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Annie Calder Cook Stewart was born on 21 January 1870 in Glasgow, Scotland, the daughter of Robert Stewart, a packing box maker, and Catherine Cook.

Annie emigrated to Otago with her parents and two sisters on the Invercargill in 1874. Her mother died on the voyage due to 'hysterical mania, the effect of a premature confinement'.

Her father re-married in 1875 to Jane (also known as Jeanie) Black and a further four daughters were born.

When Annie signed the suffrage petition she was living with her family at Argyle St, South Dunedin, and working as a tailoress.

Annie married William Anderson on 26 April 1900 at the South Dunedin Presbyterian Church.

They moved to Victoria, Australia, and had six children, two dying in infancy.

Annie died in Victoria in 1953.

Sources

BDM online NZ https://bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/
DCC Cemetery Records http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/cemeteries/cemeteries-search
Family Search https://www.familysearch.org 
Otago Nominal Index  http://marvin.otago.ac.nz
Papers Past  https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz

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

'Annie Stewart', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/annie-stewart-1, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 5-Sep-2018

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