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Ellen Dierce

Signed family name
Dierce
Signed given name
Ellen
Given address
Woodend
Sheet number
Town/Suburb
Woodend
City/Region
Canterbury
Notes

Biographical information provided by Jared Davidson, Archives New Zealand, for the He Tohu exhibition:

Ellen Maria Dierce (nee Jowers) was born in 1869 to Joseph and Maria Jowers (nee Herring) of Essex, England. The thirteen-year-old Ellen, her mother and father, and two older brothers arrived in Christchurch aboard the Crusader in March 1883.

In June 1889 Ellen married Martin George Wagner Dierce, the son of John and Maragaret Dierce (Margaret also signed this Sheet of the Petition). The couple had no children.

Ellen was widowed in 1925, and when she died on 12 February 1949 she left her estate of £2000 to her nephew, Joseph Muir Jowers.

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