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Sheet No: 111

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Louisa Georgina Grigg was born about 1867 in St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, the daughter of George Grigg, a coach painter, and Ann Selina Lovell.

She emigrated to Otago in 1874 on the Scimitar with her family. When she signed the suffrage petition, Louisa was living with her family in Dalry St, Mornington, Dunedin and working as a tailoress. Her mother Ann Grigg and sister Selina Grigg also signed the petition.

Louisa married Alfred Henry Smith, a travelling draper, in 1905. They lived at the Arrow Junction, near Arrowton in Central Otago. Alfred died in 1923 and is buried in the Frankton Cemetery.

In April the following year Louisa married David Rodger, a miner. David died in Dunedin in 1940 and is buried in the Andersons Bay Cemetery.

The next year, at the age of 67, Louisa married William John Conroy, a bootmaker.

William died in Dunedin in 1951 and Louisa died on 30 December 1956. She is buried in the Grigg family grave in the Southern Cemetery.


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