George, Elizabeth (c. 1814–1902)

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George, Elizabeth (c. 1814–1902)

New Zealand innkeeper. Name variations: Elizabeth Rowe. Born Elizabeth Rowe, c. 1814, in England (baptized at Bodmin, Cornwall, April 6, 1814); died April 4, 1902, Onehunga, New Zealand; dau. of Henry Rowe (carrier) and Sarah (Netherton) Rowe; m. Edward George, 1841 (1855); children: 4.

Immigrated to New Zealand (1842); helped to manage Royal Hotel in Onehunga, built by husband (1848); granted a hotel license in her name after husband's death (1855); became the 1st president of Onehunga Ladies' Benevolent Society (1863).

See also Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (Vol. 1).

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