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E. Rothwell

Signed family name
Rothwell
Signed given name
E.
Given address
Queen St
Sheet number
Town/Suburb
Central Auckland
City/Region
Auckland
Notes

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.

Sources

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

Family Search https://www.familysearch.org

Free BDM https://www.freebmd.org.uk

GRO England https://www.gro.gov.uk

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

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

Purewa Cemetery https://www.purewa.co.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.