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Emma Finnis and her son, William Aldridge

Emma Finnis and her son, William Aldridge

Emma Finnis, 60 years, and her son William Henry Aldridge. aged 26 years. Emma married William Aldridge in England and they emigrated to Palmerston North c. 1872. William Henry (1876-1964) was the only son and youngest of their 8 children. After William (the elder) died in 1975 Emma married Edwin Finnis. They were the owners of Carnarvon House, 1876 - 1896, which later became the Rangitikei Street Boarding House. William is pictured in his Boer War (South African War) uniform. He married Minnie Port in 1909.

 
"Reminiscences of my Mother's Early Life" (Annie Aldridge)

"Reminiscences of my Mother's Early Life" (Annie Aldridge)

Reminiscences of the life of Annie Aldridge (1866 - 1952) as recorded by her son Leslie Aldridge Hanson (1904 - 1981). The recount tells of her early life in England, arriving in Palmerston North c.1872 and early days in the growing town. Annie was one of the daughters of William and Emma Aldridge. William died in 1875 and Emma remarried, to Edwin Finnis.