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Julia Stewart

Signed family name
Stewart
Signed given name
Julia
Given address
Onehunga
Sheet number
Town/Suburb
Onehunga
City/Region
Auckland
Notes

Biographical information provided by Stefanie Lash, Archives New Zealand, for the He Tohu exhibition:

Julia Crago was born in Cornwall in 1856, the daughter of Thomas Crago and Mary Williams. The family had emigrated to New Zealand by 1869. At the time of her marriage in 1878 to Ralph Duncan Stewart, the family were living in Newton, Auckland.

Julia and Ralph lived in Selwyn St in Onehunga. Ralph first worked as a schoolmaster and then later as an inspector of schools. They also lived in Mt Eden, Mt Roskill, and Meadowbank.

Julia and Ralph had a family of ten children. Two died in infancy, and one son, Frederick Stewart, was killed in action in France in August 1918, just three months before the end of the First World War.

Widowed in 1920, Julia died on her 79th birthday at home in Epsom. 

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