suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Thomson
Given names: 
Liza
Given address: 
Anderson Bay
Sheet No: 50
Town/Suburb: 
Andersons Bay
City/Region: 
Dunedin
Notes: 

Also signed as 64 Liza Thomson

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Eliza Jane Thomson was born in 1867 in New Zealand – the daughter of Alexander Thomson, a plumber, and Christina McAuslan. (See 64 Christina Thomson)

When she signed the suffrage petition Liza was living with her family in Andersons Bay Rd, Dunedin working as a machinist.

She married James John Schofield on 31 December 1901 in Dunedin, they had no children.

Liza died on 28 July 1918, she is buried in the family grave in the Southern Cemetery.

James remarried and he died in 1938, he is buried with his second wife in the Green Island Cemetery.

Sources

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

DCC Cemetery Records http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/cemeteries/cemeteries-search

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

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

Presbyterian Research Centre https://www.presbyterian.org.nz/archives/

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

'Liza Thomson', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/liza-thomson, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 7-Nov-2019

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