Jessie Alexander

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Jessie Alexander MBE (2 June 1876 – 27 March 1962) was a New Zealand Presbyterian deaconess and missionary. She was born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada on 2 June 1876.[1]

In the 1947 New Year Honours Alexander was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire for social welfare work with Māori children.[2]


  1. ^ Veitch, James. "Jessie Alexander". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "No. 37836". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1 January 1947. p. 32.