Given names: 
M. E.
Given address: 
Adam's Flat
Sheet No: 92
Adam's Flat

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Mary Eleanor Sinclair was born in 1866 in New Zealand – the daughter of Charles Graham Sinclair, a miner, & Elizabeth Agnes McGinley. (See 92 E A Sinclair)

She grew up at Adams Flat in South Otago where she signed the suffrage petition.

Mary married John Smith Corston, a butcher, in 1893 and they had five children.

They spent a few years in the North Island before moving back to the South Island to live at Stirling.

In the early 1920s they moved to Dunedin where John worked in a tannery.

Mary died at her home in Dunedin on 11 November 1937 and John died in 1939 - they are buried together in the Andersons Bay Cemetery.


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

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