suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Aitken
Given names: 
Polly
Given address: 
Athol Place
Sheet No: 49
Town/Suburb: 
Central Dunedin
City/Region: 
Dunedin
Notes: 

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Mary Elizabeth Aitken, known as Polly was born in New Zealand in 1871 – the daughter of Alexander Aitken, a blacksmith, and Elizabeth Harvie. (See 59 Mrs Aitken)

When Polly signed the suffrage petition she was living with her family in Athol Place, Dunedin.

She married Frank Wilkinson, a machinist, on 14 November 1899 and they had one daughter.

Polly died on 23 January 1841 in Hawthorn, Melbourne, Australia, she was cremated. Frank’s date and place of death is unknown.

Sources

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

BDM Victoria https://online.justice.vic.gov.au

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

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

Trove https://trove.nla.gov.au

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

'Polly Aitken', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/polly-aitken, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 7-Nov-2019

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