Given names: 
Mrs R. G.
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Sheet No: 41

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Originally transcribed as M G Peters

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Ada Jane Harford was born about 1856 in England.

She emigrated to New Zealand about 1878 and she married Richard George Peters, a hairdresser, in 1881.

They had four sons and lived in Invercargill until the early 1890s when they moved to Dunedin.

When Ada signed the suffrage petition the family were living in Main Rd, Caversham – she died at the Dunedin Hospital on 11 May 1894, aged 38.

One year later their three youngest children were 'brought before the court as indigent children...the father, who was a hairdresser out of employment, was somewhat intemperate in his habits. He would go to town during the day and leave the children wandering about at Mornington.' The children were committed to the Industrial School.

Richard died in 1897, he is buried with Ada in the Southern Cemetery.


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