suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Alexander
Given names: 
Mrs
Given address: 
Duncan Street
Sheet No: 157
Town/Suburb: 
Central Dunedin
City/Region: 
Dunedin
Notes: 

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Mary Munro was born about 1841 in Forfarshire, Scotland. She married William Alexander, a carpenter, on 26 November 1869 in Glasgow.

Their first child, a daughter, was born in 1870 in Dunbartonshire, Scotland. Shortly after they emigrated to Ontario, Canada where they had a further three children.

About 1878 the family came to New Zealand and settled in Dunedin. Their last two children were born there.

When she signed the suffrage petition Mary was living with her family in Duncan St. Her daughter Margaret Alexander also signed the petition.

They later moved to St Clair where Mary died on 10 November 1903. She is buried in the Northern Cemetery with her six-year-old son George. William died in 1920 in Hawkes Bay.

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 Alexander', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/mrs-alexander, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 20-Nov-2018

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