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Mrs Annan

Signed family name
Annan
Signed given name
Mrs
Given address
Seacliff
Sheet number
Town/Suburb
Seacliff
City/Region
Otago
Notes

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley.

Anna Bella Agnew was born in 1869 in New Zealand, the daughter of James Agnew and Ann McLennan.

She married Alexander Annan, a carpenter, on April 9th 1891 at her parents’ home in Dunedin.

They had 4 children, one who died in infancy. When Anna signed the suffrage petition they were living at Seacliff.

In the 1900s they moved to Te Aroha where Anna died on November 12th 1918. She is buried in the Te Aroha Cemetery.

Her obituary said she “was a very bright and cheery woman, much admired and respected in the community”.

Alexander died in 1944 in Auckland, he was cremated.

Sources

BDM Online NZ

Otago Nominal Index

Papers Past

Auckland Council Cemeteries

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