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E. Rothwell

Signed family name
Signed given name
Given address
Queen St
Sheet number
Central Auckland

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Emma Skeates was born in 1857 in Bristol, England – the daughter of Edward Skeates, a saddler, and Emma Summers.

She emigrated to New Zealand in the 1880s and, soon after her arrival, she married William Andrew Ball Rothwell, a farmer, on 10 December 1885 in Hamilton.

They do not appear to have had any children and when Emma signed the suffrage petition they were living in Auckland - William’s occupation was 'merchant'.

They did not stay long in Auckland – in 1896 they were farming again in the Waikato.

Emma died at Auckland on 10 May 1922.

William re-married the following year, he died in 1942.

Emma is buried with William in the Purewa Cemetery, Auckland.


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Click on sheet number to see the 1893 petition sheet this signature appeared on. Digital copies of the sheets supplied by Archives New Zealand.