suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Painter
Given names: 
E.
Given address: 
Kirwee
Sheet No: 211
Town/Suburb: 
Kirwee
City/Region: 
Canterbury
Notes: 

Biographical information provided by Briar Barry for the He Tohu exhibition:

Emma and her husband Joseph Painter immigrated to New Zealand, with their infant son Frederick William, aboard the Clontarf. Unfortunately Frederick died on route, aged 3. The couple had six more children in Christchurch, including another son that they also named Frederick William.

There is a Painters Road in Kirwee, just out of Christchurch, that was likely named after the family as that is where they lived and farmed. However it seems that by 1890 Emma and Joseph had separated (though not legally divorced). Joseph’s address from this time onwards is given as St Alban’s and his occupation listed as carpenter (his profession in England). Emma continued to live in Kirwee where she ran the local store.

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. Painter', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/e-painter, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 5-Sep-2017

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