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E. Mc Barker

Signed family name
Mc Barker
Signed given name
E.
Given address
Bluff Harbour
Sheet number
Town/Suburb
Bluff
City/Region
Southland
Notes

Originally transcribed as E Mc Barker

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Elizabeth McGregor was born about 1840 in Scotland.

She married William Barker, a contractor, on 1 March 1864 in Falkirk, Stirlingshire.

They came to New Zealand in the mid-1860s and had, at least, four children.

They lived for a time on Stewart Island before moving to Bluff where Elizabeth signed the suffrage petition.

William died at their home in 1907 and Elizabeth died on 8 August 1912, they are buried together in the Bluff Cemetery.

Elizabeth’s obituary said 'in her day she was a prominent figure in the social life of the Bluff, and many friends will retain pleasant memories of her genial hospitality.'

Sources

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

Family Search https://www.familysearch.org

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

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

Invercargill City Council https://icc.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.