Given names: 
Mrs A.
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Sheet No: 162

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley.

Mary Garland Florence Christopher was born in 1855 in New South Wales, Australia – the daughter of Captain Alexander McKenzie Christopher & Maria Florence Lucas McCallum. Her father died in 1862 & the family moved to Dunedin.

Mary married Andrew Christie on February 26th 1875 in the Otago Peninsula parish.

They had 11 children, 4 who died in infancy, and the family lived in Dunedin for a time before moving to South Otago where Andrew worked as a police officer.

When Mary signed the suffrage petition the family were living in Balclutha.

A few years later they moved to Mosgiel then to Christchurch where Andrew worked as a traffic inspector.

He died in 1936 & Mary died on September 25th 1937, they are buried together in the Bromley Cemetery.


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