suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Govan
Given names: 
E. J.
Given address: 
Burnside
Sheet No: 54
Town/Suburb: 
Burnside
City/Region: 
Dunedin
Notes: 

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Edith Jane Govan was born in 1867 in New Zealand – the daughter of Alexander Govan, a carpenter, and Bertha Margaret Bateman.

When she signed the suffrage petition Edith was living with her family in Burnside, Dunedin.

She married Alexander Lonsdale Boldero, a miner, in 1902 and they had two children.

In 1907 Alexander died in an accident at the Nelson Brick, Pottery & Tile Co. works when he was entangled in some clay-laden trucks and his neck was broken.

Edith re-married in 1909 to John Blake Hunter, a widower and compositor.

Shortly after their marriage they moved to Riverton in Southland where John died in 1925, he is buried in the Riverton Cemetery.

Edith died on 9 November 1947, she was cremated and her ashes scattered.

Sources

BDM online NZ https://bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/

DCC Cemetery Records http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/cemeteries/cemeteries-search

Otago Nominal Index http://marvin.otago.ac.nz

Papers Past https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz

Southland District Council https://www.southlanddc.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

'E. J. Govan', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/e-j-govan, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 19-Feb-2020

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