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Margeret Adams

Signed family name
Signed given name
Given address
Cumberland St
Sheet number
Central Dunedin

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Margaret Tough Boyd was born about 1866 – the daughter of John Boyd, a carter, and Agnes Allan. (See 100 Agnes Boyd)

She was reported to be the 'first white child born' in the Tapanui district.

Margaret married Alexander Samuel Adams, a barrister and solicitor, at the Tapanui Presbyterian Church on 27 December 1888.

They had four children and when Margaret signed the suffrage petition they were living in Cumberland St, Dunedin.

They celebrated their Silver Wedding Anniversary in 1913 in Dunedin then, after a short stay in Auckland, they moved to Christchurch when Alexander retired about 1934.

Alexander died there in 1937 and Margaret died at her home in St Albans on 26 January 1942.

Her obituary says she 'was a staunch member of the Baptist congregation and did much useful public work, particularly as a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Young Men’s Christian Association. She was also a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Navy League and of the Canterbury Women’s Club.'

Margaret is buried with Alexander in the Waimairi Cemetery, Christchurch.


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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.