Annie Grace Roydhouse

Annie Grace was born in Wellington on the 12th October, 1885 to William Francis and Annie ( nee Maxton). Named after her mother, it is my belief she was informally known as Grace, ( from her school enrolment records).  For some reason, I always call her by both Christian names when researching her.

In 1911 and 1914 Annie Grace was listed on the Electoral Rolls of New Zealand, 18 years after the first votes were given to women in New Zealand.

She looks like a fun-loving Aunt to Douglas Cooper in the photo below. I also see that strong wavy hair that many Roydhouse descendants seem to have inherited- my Grandad and myself included.

She married Howard Edward  Jackson, a local dentist ,on the 11th August, 1916 and they raised a son Anthony and daughter Valerie in Kent Street, Carterton.

Annie Grace died on the 24th January, 1951 aged 66 years, and her resting place is Karori Cemetery in Wellington.- Howard  remarried to Bernadette McShane in 1952 and he was interred next to Annie after living to 91 years of age in 1976.

Annie Grace Roydhouse was my great grand Aunt.

Author: gorcat28

writing up my ancestors one week at a time

2 thoughts on “Annie Grace Roydhouse”

  1. Wow, Howard lived to a good age. I’ve found, in later years in my tree anyway, that it was generally the women who lived 20 or 20 years after the husbands have passed. 66 years is so young these days.

    1. Generally the women tend to achieve a greater age than the men, but I do have a good share of much older men who have lived to greater ages- they tend to be the husbands of my direct ancestors, so does not help my longevity graph much!

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