Given names: 
Mrs M.
Given address: 
Main Road
Sheet No: 28
South Dunedin

Town/suburb changed from Wakari to South Dunedin

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Mary Jane Credgington was born in 1862 in Staffordshire, England – the daughter of Thomas Credgington, a painter, and Ellen Bartlett.

She emigrated to Otago with her family in 1875 on the Wild Deer and they settled in Dunedin.

Mary married Moses Pooly Wright, a butcher, in 1886 and they had two daughters.

When Mary signed the suffrage petition the family were living in Main Rd, South Dunedin.

Moses died in 1929 in Dunedin – he is buried in the Southern Cemetery.

In later life Mary went to live in Rangiora near her daughter Ethel.

Mary died at the Rangiora Hospital on 19 March 1953 – she was cremated in Christchurch.


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