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Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Ann Bower was born on 29 January 1863 in Edinburgh, Scotland – the daughter of John Bower, a grocer, and Elizabeth Baxter. (See 38 Elisabeth Bower)

She emigrated to New Zealand in the late 1860s with her family but in 1881 the family were living back in Edinburgh and her mother was a widow.

They travelled back to Otago on the the Westland arriving in January 1882 and settled in Dunedin.

Ann worked as a photographic retoucher and when she signed the suffrage petition she was living with her family in Park St, Kensington.

In 1895 Ann advertised that she was 'FORMING CLASSES for Drawing, Painting, Retouching; also in Finishing Bromide or Opal Enlargements'.

She married Leonard Alfred Bone, a warehouseman, on 19 April 1897 at Roslyn, Dunedin and they had two sons.

The family lived in Invercargill and later shifted to Hawera where Leonard worked as a draper.

Ann died in Hawera on 22 September 1946 and Leonard died in 1958, they are buried together in the Hawera Cemetery.


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