suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Thorne
Given names: 
Mrs
Given address: 
Kaiapoi
Sheet No: 258
Town/Suburb: 
Kaiapoi
City/Region: 
Canterbury
Notes: 

Biography contributed by Mrs Colyn Storer, Sydney, Australia

Mrs Thorne was born 2July 1861 at Kaiapoi New Zealand, the youngest surviving daughter of James Baker and Sarah nee Court. She married Fred Thorne on 11 June 1890. They had four children William Henry born 1891, died 10 Sep 1963, Elsie Harriet born 1892, married Donald Ross in 1935 and died 5 Dec 1963, John Wesley born and died 1893, May Mildred Thorne 1901-1902.

Her father had died in 1885 and her mother continued to live in the family home at Otaki St, with Jane and Fred and their children. Fred was a farmer. He died at home on 22 March 1939 and Jane died 28 April 1942. Fred and Jane were both buried at Kaiapoi Cemetery, and later both their children William and Elsie in Grave No. 157 there.

Her mother Baker X Mrs (Sarah) 258 and sister M A Wilson (Mary Ann) 258 and Mary Ann’s daughter Sarah Jane (269) signed the petition.

Resources

NZ BDMs:

https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz

PapersPast: 

Many records of the extended families, from the 1860s onwards, occupations, Community involvement, Church associations, Deaths,

Death, Burial: 

Ancestry.com. New Zealand, Cemetery Records, 1800-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.

See also her mother’s submission BAKER X Mrs sheet 258

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 Thorne', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/mrs-thorne, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 27-Feb-2019

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