suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Aitken
Given names: 
Mrs
Given address: 
Athol Place
Sheet No: 59
Town/Suburb: 
Central Dunedin
City/Region: 
Dunedin
Notes: 

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Elizabeth Harvie was born in Scotland about 1838, she married Alexander Aitken, a blacksmith, on 27 March 1857 in Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire.

They had a son before they emigrated to Otago in 1860 on the Bruce Meiklejohn.

A further 10 children were born in New Zealand, three of their children died in infancy.

When Elizabeth signed the suffrage petition the family were living in Athol Place, Dunedin.

Alexander died at his home in 1896 & Elizabeth died on 9 October 1927, in her 90th year. They are buried in the family grave in the Southern Cemetery.

Sources

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

DCC Cemetery Records http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/cemeteries/cemeteries-search

Family Search https://www.familysearch.org

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

Papers Past https://paperspast.natlib.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.

How to cite this page

'Mrs Aitken', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/mrs-aitken, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 7-Nov-2019

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