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Janet King

Signed family name
King
Signed given name
Janet
Given address
Bluff Harbour
Sheet number
Town/Suburb
Bluff
City/Region
Southland
Notes

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Janet Watson Burgess was born about 1864 in Scotland.

She emigrated to New Zealand and she married John Wallace King, a storeman, in 1888.

They had six children, one who died in infancy, and when Janet signed the suffrage petition the family were living in Bluff.

In 1913 John died at work when he fell under a train which was being shunted into a siding.

Janet died on 30 September 1953, they are buried with their infant son in the Bluff Cemetery.

Sources

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

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

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

Invercargill City Council https://icc.govt.nz

Victoria University http://nzetc.victoria.ac.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.