suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Youmans
Given names: 
Charlotte
Given address: 
Ingestre Street
Sheet No: 423
Town/Suburb: 
Brooklyn
City/Region: 
Wellington
Notes: 

Biographical information provided by Stefanie Lash for the He Tohu exhibition:

Charlotte Beatrice Youmans was born in Wellington in 1869, the second eldest of nine children of Jane and Sidney Youmans. The family lived at 8 Ingestre St, which is the old name for Vivian St. Charlotte has signed the Women’s Suffrage Petition with her elder sister Kate (Catherine Jane) and mother.

Charlotte excelled at art and won many first-class passes for her work while at technical school. She exhibited in both New Zealand and Australia. Two of her paintings are owned by the Alexander Turnbull Library.

Charlotte continued to live with her parents and unmarried sisters. The family moved to Roseneath in the early 1900s. After her parents died, she moved to Apu Crescent in Lyall Bay, where she lived until her own death in 1957.  

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

'Charlotte Youmans', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/charlotte-youmans, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 11-Sep-2017

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Kevin Wilkes

Posted: 15 May 2014

Youmans, Charlotte Beatrice -born 1872 and died 1957.
Listed as Wellington artist 1924-30,with NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wtn 1894-1902, then from 1910. Exhibited flowers painting in Auckland Industrial Mining Ex 1898.