suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Attfield
Given names: 
Mrs F. J.
Given address: 
Frederick St
Sheet No: 59
Town/Suburb: 
Central Dunedin
City/Region: 
Dunedin
Notes: 

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakely

Emma Marshall was born about 1870 in New Zealand – the daughter of Elizabeth Marshall. (See 48 Elizabeth Vantile)

Emma had a daughter in 1890 and she married Frederick James Attfield, a butcher, in 1892.

They had a daughter the following year and later adopted a son.

When Emma signed the suffrage petition she was living in Frederick St, Dunedin.

The family moved to Palmerston North about 1899 and Emma died there on 21 July 1936.

Frederick died in 1945, they are buried together in the Palmerston North Cemetery.

Sources

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

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

Papers Past https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz       

Palmerston North City Council https://www.pncc.govt.nz/services/

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 F. J. Attfield', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/mrs-f-j-attfield, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 30-Oct-2019

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Merril

Posted: 28 Nov 2019

their adopted son Noel was my very much loved stepfather.