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The following comment about Margaret Watson was added to the suffrage petition image page by Karen Russo in 2008:

NZ history site has so much valuable info. Found the Suffrage Petition by mistake and noticed that the signature listed at 10th is my great-grandmother Margaret Watson. Her life long friend Ester is also under her signature. Her parents migrated from Galway Ireland and she was born in 1872 so she had just turned 21 when the petition was offered to parliament. She married on 19/10/1898 to Patrick H. Reddington. Had 3 children Louisa Ann 1899 music teacher, William Henry 1901 railway guard and my Grandmother Ena May 14/5/1906. Throughout her life she was a true matriarch of our family, a Milliner of repute. She died 16 June 1969 at 96 years. Her family of descendants still live in chch the Withell and Watson & Reddington families all contribute to making NZ the incredible country it is. Some of her family also migrated to Australia and all currently live in Queensland and her dads family also went to Canada.

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

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