suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Pashby
Given names: 
Fanny
Given address: 
Kaiapoi
Sheet No: 267
Town/Suburb: 
Kaiapoi
City/Region: 
Canterbury
Notes: 

Biography contributed by Ruth Ell (great-neice)

Fanny Pashby was born 11 April 1870, at Kaiapoi. The house where she and her twin brother Robert were born still stands today, largely in its original condition. The house known as ‘The Cream House’ was built around 1870 by her father Thomas Pashby, an early and prominent pioneer in the Kaiapoi district. He arrived in New Zealand in 1853 with his wife Caroline from Yorkshire England.

Fanny never married, and looked after her parents. She is described as living a ‘self-effacing life of service ‘ to quote a family history. Later she became a companion to a lady and her daughter in Christchurch.

She died on 16 October 1951.

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Fanny Pashby (Ruth Ell)

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

'Fanny Pashby', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/fanny-pashby, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 18-Sep-2019

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