Given names: 
Elizabeth S.
Given address: 
Harper St Sydenham
Sheet No: 178

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

Elizabeth Sarah Harris married Reverend Joseph Newman Buttle in 1886. They had a daughter and a son. Their son, Harris Newman Buttle was killed at the Somme during the First World War. Due to her husband’s job the family moved around a lot. Elizabeth died on 22 October 1943 and is buried at Linwood Cemetery in Canterbury.

Additional information supplied by the Methodist Church of New Zealand archives team:

Elizabeth Sarah Buttle nee Harris (1865-1943). Wife of Wesleyan minister Rev J Newman Buttle (1850-1914) who was stationed at Sydenham Wesleyan Circuit, Christchurch.

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

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