Henry Charles Tong

28 October 1896–13 January 1967 (Age 70)
Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

The Life of Henry Charles

When Henry Charles Tong was born on 28 October 1896, in Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, his father, Franklin Charles Tong, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Culshaw, was 26. He married Muriel Florence Wotherspoon in 1920, in Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 13 January 1967, in New Zealand, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Henry Charles Tong
1896–1967
Muriel Florence Wotherspoon
1895–1938
Marriage: 1920
Patricia Helen Tong
1920–1996
Melva Joyce Tong
1922–2007
Charles Newton Tong
1923–1996
Maxwell Alexander Tong
1926–1998

Spouse and Children

    Male1896–1967Male

    Muriel Florence Wotherspoon

    Female1895–1938Female

MARRIAGE
1920
Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
children

(4)

    Patricia Helen Tong

    Female1920–1996Female

    Melva Joyce Tong

    Female1922–2007Female

    Charles Newton Tong

    Male1923–1996Male

    Maxwell Alexander Tong

    Male1926–1998Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

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World Events (7)

1907

Age 11

The country becomes a dominion, or self-governing community, within the British empire.
1907 · Dominion of New Zealand

Age 11

The Dominion of New Zealand was brought about when New Zealand proclaimed itself a political independent government inside the British Empire. The Dominion of New Zealand allowed the British Government to shape its foreign policy, and it followed Britain into the First World War. Full independence was granted in 1931 and adopted by the New Zealand Parliament in 1947. 
1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 27

The Ross Dependency is a New Zealand dependency located on the Antarctician Continent. It is the only settlement on the Antartica that is claimed by a sovereign nation. New Zealand still owns claim even after the Antarctic Treaty that was signed in 1959 by 11 other nations. 

Name Meaning

1 Chinese 唐: variant of Tang 2.2 Chinese 汤: variant of Tang 3.3 Chinese 佟: from a modification of the character Zhong (终). In the Xia dynasty ( 2205–1766 bc ), there existed a senior adviser whose name was Zhonggu. Much later, in the Ming dynasty ( 1368–1644 ad ), some descendants settled along a river that became known as the Tong Family river. As the Manchus moved southwards, some took up residence by this river and they too adopted Tong as their surname.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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