suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Hanrahan
Given names: 
Mrs
Given address: 
Ashburton
Sheet No: 277
Town/Suburb: 
Ashburton
City/Region: 
Canterbury
Notes: 

Biographical information provided by Briar Barry for the He Tohu exhibition:

Elizabeth 'Eliza' Quigley was from Ballynevin in County Waterford, Ireland. She married Patrick Hanrahan, a baker, in July 1871 and travelled with him to New Zealand on the Merope, arriving in 1872. The couple had seven sons and one daughter (who died in infancy). Patrick established three bakeries in the Canterbury region (one was destroyed by fire) and also realised his dream of owning a farm. The couple were dedicated Catholics, helping to teach Sunday School and funding church buildings. Two of their sons went on to become priests of the Christchurch Diocese. Elizabeth died in 1909. 

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 Hanrahan', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/mrs-hanrahan, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 5-Sep-2017

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