suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Spiers
Given names: 
Christine
Given address: 
Anderston
Sheet No: 114
Town/Suburb: 
Roslyn
City/Region: 
Dunedin
Notes: 

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Christina Grant was born about 1854 in Scotland.

She married Bertram Spiers, a labourer, on 31 December 1872 in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire.

Christina and Bertram had two sons before they emigrated to Canterbury in 1876 on the Jessie Osborne.

A further four children were born after their arrival in New Zealand.

When Christina signed the suffrage petition the family were living in Anderston, Roslyn, Dunedin.

In 1913 the family home in Roslyn was destroyed by fire, three years later Christina died 16 February.

Bertram died in 1915, they are buried in the family grave in the Northern Cemetery.

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

'Christine Spiers', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/christine-spiers, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 4-Mar-2020

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