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The Belk family of 16 persons and three generations was among the first group to settle in Feilding. Emma and James were living in Taonui Street, Palmerston North by the mid-1880s, and after her husband died in 1889, Emma appears as a 'grocer' in street Wises Street Directory, as she was helping out in a small grocery run by her son Matthew. Emma died in 1901.

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Date
1880s
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COMM1537660301
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Sepia print
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