Given names: 
Miss E. M. S.
Given address: 
Leith Street Dunedin
Sheet No: 30
Central Dunedin

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Eliza Mary Sinfield Aburn was born on 2 February  1867 in Woolwich, Kent, England – the daughter of Samuel Aburn, a fancy shop keeper and insurance agent, and Elizabeth Ann Crimp. (See 42 Mrs Aburn)

She emigrated to Canterbury with her family in 1874 on the Mongol and they settled in Dunedin where her father worked as a builder.

Eliza had a daughter in 1890 and when she signed the suffrage petition she was living with her family in Leith St.

She married Richard Dennis Trounce, a widower and retired craneman, in 1914.

Richard died in Dunedin in 1916, he is buried with his first wife in the Northern Cemetery.

Eliza later moved to the North Island, she died in Hutt Hospital on 2 September 1948 and is buried in the Wallaceville Cemetery.


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