Blackie, Jeannetta Margaret (1864–1955)

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Blackie, Jeannetta Margaret (1864–1955)

New Zealand teacher and church administrator. Name variations: Jeannetta Margaret Walker. Born June 19, 1864, in London, England; died May 4, 1955, in Dunedin, New Zealand; dau. of Alexander Walker (printer) and Anne Jane (Randall) Walker; m. James Blackie (minister), 1893 (died 1897); children: 2 daughters.

Opened small private school in Queenstown, New Zealand (1900); appointed superintendent of Presbyterian Women's Training Institute in Dunedin and presided over training of deaconesses (1903–18).

See also Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (Vol. 3).