Henry Charles Tong

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

The Life Summary 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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Henry Charles Tong
Muriel Florence Wotherspoon
Marriage: 1920
Patricia Helen Tong
Melva Joyce Tong
Charles Newton Tong
Maxwell Alexander Tong

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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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