Eleanor Sanderson

1883–22 February 1960 (Age 77)
New Zealand

The Life of Eleanor

When Eleanor Sanderson was born in 1883, in New Zealand, her father, Benjamin Sanderson, was 32 and her mother, Eliza Jane Bailey, was 26. She married George Adam Blackwell on 12 March 1907, in Ponsonby, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Great Barrier Island, Auckland, New Zealand in 1905. She died on 22 February 1960, in New Zealand, at the age of 77, and was buried in Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand.

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George Adam Blackwell
Eleanor Sanderson
Marriage: 12 March 1907
Claude Wilbert Blackwell
Alice Eleanor Blackwell

Spouse and Children

12 March 1907
Ponsonby, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Waikumete Cemetery is New Zealand's largest cemetery. It occupies a site of 108 hectares in Glen Eden, Auckland, and also contains a crematorium in the south-west corner of the cemetery. It was established in 1886 and is the final resting place for over 70,000 people. The Chapel of Faith in the Oaks was built in 1886 as a mortuary chapel and was used until the larger chapel was built in 1952. It is available for hire for religious services. Waikumete is home to a number of prominent historical areas including the Erebus Memorial, Holocaust Memorial, NZ Influenza Epidemic memorial and the ANZAC Cenotaph. Two extensive areas of the cemetery were given over for burial of service personnel of the World Wars and post-war veterans. In all, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) register and maintain the graves of 285 Commonwealth service personnel here, 110 from World War I and 176 from World War II. In the entrance of the cemetery the CWGC erected the Auckland Provincial Memorial, commemorating 56 service
1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Age 4

Tongariro National Park was the sixth national park established in the world and the first in New Zealand. In the center of the park there lies three active volcanic mountains (Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro). it is home to the famed Tongariro Alpine Crossing day hike and has been recognized as a World Heritage Site for all its natural values.

Age 24

The country becomes a dominion, or self-governing community, within the British empire.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: patronymic from the personal name Sander ( see Alexander ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eleanor Sanderson, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Eleanor Sanderson - Government record: Death record or certificate: death: 1960; New Zealand
  • Legacy NFS Source: Eleanor Sanderson - Government record: Birth record or certificate: birth: 1883; New Zealand

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