MARGARET MARSHALL GUTHRIE
|Burial register ID:||17278|
|Cause of death:||Unknown|
|Date of death:||11-Apr-1955|
|Date of burial:||14-Apr-1955|
The site includes four plots (10, 11, 15 and 16) in Block 8. There is one large monument, now damaged, with inscriptions on each side (1–4). Also a shield (5), now lying on the ground in several pieces, but perhaps originally attached to a smaller headstone still standing beside the main monument.
And with the morn those angel faces smile
Also his son
In loving memory of
Margaret Marshall Guthrie (1871–1955)
Margaret was known as “Maggie” by her family and friends. She attended Wakari School, Dunedin (admitted 16 Jan 1875 and again on 16 Jan 1878. Ref: NZSG Index CD 2003). It is likely that the 1875 date is incorrect — probably a transcription error. She was only three years old in 1875.
In 1893 Margaret was recorded on the first Parliamentary Electoral Roll for women. She resided in the Caversham Electorate at Hart Street, Roslyn, Dunedin.
She married Walter John Guthrie in 1900. The ceremony was held “in the house of Mrs. Margaret Hepburn, Roslyn” (Marriage Certificate entry). Margaret was her mother, and the house was in Leven Street. The officiating minister was Rev. William Hewitson and the witnesses were J.N. Lawson (a cousin) and J.H. Hepburn (sister). Margaret bore five children: Margaret (b. 1901), Walter (1903), Nora (1905), Colin (1906) and Cicely (1914).
For many years after the death of Walter, Margaret resided at 69 Clyde Street, Dunedin.
— Other burials recorded at the same site (Plots 10, 11, 15 and 16 in Block 8 form a single grave):
|Surname||First names||Age||Date of death||Date of burial|
|GUTHRIE||MARGARET ISOBEL||53 Years||20-Jul-1955||23-Jul-1955|
|GUTHRIE||MARGARET MARSHALL||83 Years||11-Apr-1955||14-Apr-1955|