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Andersons Bay
Sheet No: 150
Andersons Bay

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Edith Worthington was born in 1865 in New Zealand – the daughter of John King Worthington, a butcher, and Mary/Marie Coxon. (See 355 Marie Ekensteen)

Her father appears to have died shortly after her birth and her mother re-married in 1866 in Invercargill to Bernhard Ekensteen, a storekeeper.

Edith married William George North, a farmer, on 14 September 1887 at her home in Don St, Invercargill.

They had two sons, one who died aged three years.

When Edith signed the suffrage petition they were living in Andersons Bay, Dunedin.

In the 1910s they moved to Clinton in South Otago returning to Andersons Bay in the late 1920s.

William died there in 1932 and Edith died on 31 December 1950 – they are buried with their son in the Andersons Bay Cemetery.


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