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Mary Goomes

Signed family name
Goomes
Signed given name
Mary
Given address
Bluff Harbour
Sheet number
Town/Suburb
Bluff
City/Region
Southland
Notes

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Mary Grant was born in 1866 in New Zealand – the daughter of Amelia Grant. (See 341 Amelia Tomlinson)

Mary married Richard John Goomes, a sailor and fisherman, in 1887.

When Mary signed the suffrage petition they were living in Bluff.

They had no children but they adopted a son who was born in 1909.

In 1935 Richard, who had 'been in ill-health for some time' died by suicide, inflicting wounds to his throat.

Mary died on 28 December 1945, they are buried together in the Bluff Cemetery.

Sources

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

Family Search https://www.familysearch.org

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

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

Invercargill City Council https://icc.govt.nz

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