Newport, Mrs

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Three quarter length studio portrait of a woman wearing Lodge regalia of the Independent Order of Rechabites.
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This is Eliza Newport nee Gill. Eliza was born in Nelson in 1859. She is the daughter of Benjamin Gill and Jane Day. She married William Henderson Newport in 1876 and in 1878 they had one biological daughter Mabel. Eliza ran a home for destitute children 86 Nile Street, Nelson, and she and her husband adopted four and raised another as their own. Eliza passed away in 1941 and was buried in Wakapuaka Cemetery.

- Lesley Picking

Posted on 12-07-2020 09:41:56