suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Pitkin
Given names: 
Mrs
Given address: 
Weedons X
Sheet No: 200
Town/Suburb: 
Weedons
City/Region: 
Canterbury
Notes: 

Biographical information provided by Briar Barry and Katherine Blakeley

Elizabeth Ann Wilson was born around 1827 in Ireland. She married John Emerson in about 1846. They had eight children before John died in 1868, and their daughter Martha also signed the suffrage petition.

In 1870 Elizabeth and her children emigrated to Canterbury on the Siberia.

In September of the same year she married Richard Pitkin, a farmer, and the family settled in Weedons, south of Christchurch.

Elizabeth died on 6 April 1905. Richard re-married and he died in 1921. Elizabeth is buried with Richard in the Weedons Wesleyan Cemetery.

Sources

BDM online NZ https://bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/
Family Search https://www.familysearch.org 
Papers Past  https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz
Selwyn District Council 
http://rates.selwyn.govt.nz/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.

How to cite this page

'Mrs Pitkin', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/mrs-pitkin, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 11-Oct-2018

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