suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Turnbull
Given names: 
Mrs W.
Given address: 
Belleknowes
Sheet No: 117
Town/Suburb: 
Belleknowes
City/Region: 
Dunedin
Notes: 

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Matilda Deans McLean was born in 1865 in Waikouaiti, north of Dunedin – the daughter of William McLean and Elizabeth.

She married William Fleming Turnbull, an overseer, on 22 March 1887 in Dunedin.

They had three children and when Matilda signed the suffrage petition the family were living in Belleknowes, Dunedin.

Matilda died on 5 August 1913, at the age of 45, she is buried in the Andersons Bay Cemetery.

William re-married in 1915 and he died in 1939 – he was cremated and his ashes scattered.

Sources

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

DCC Cemetery Records http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/cemeteries/cemeteries-search

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

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

Presbyterian Research Centre https://www.presbyterian.org.nz/archives/

Click on sheet number to see the 1893 petition sheet this signature appeared on. Digital copies of the sheets supplied by Archives New Zealand.

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