Henry Charles Tong

Male28 October 1896–13 January 1967

Brief Life History of Henry Charles

When Henry Charles Tong was born on 28 October 1896, in Napier, Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, his father, Franklin Charles Tong, was 37 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 Taradale, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, at the age of 70, and was buried in Taradale Cemetery, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

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

Sources (3)

  • Charles Henry Tong, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Charles Henry Tong, "New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981"
  • Charles Henry Tong, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    1920Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (7)


    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Chinese Wing, Ming, Chi, Lai, Man, Hing, Hung, Kin, Kwan, Wen, Hong, Kam, Ping, Minh, Dang, Doan, Dung, Hoang, Lam, My, Trung, Tuan, Tung, Be.

    Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 童, also an alternative Cantonese Romanization, meaning ‘children’ in Chinese: (i) from the personal name of Lao Tong (老童), son of the legendary king Zhuanxu (traditional dates: 2514–2437 BC ). (ii) from the personal name of Xu Tong (胥童), the name of an official in the state of Jin (located mainly in present-day Shanxi province) during the reign of the Duke Li of Jin (died 573 BC ).

    Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 佟, also an alternative Cantonese Romanization: (i) from Zhong Gu, an official during the Xia dynasty (2070–1600 BC ), who submitted to the king of the Shang dynasty (1600–1046 BC ). His descendants inherited his name as the surname and later changed to 佟. (ii) traced back to the Jurchen ethnic group, the ancestors of the Manchus, originating in present-day Liaoning province in far northeastern China.

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

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