Wilfred Henry Henson

5 April 1885–1974 (Age 88)
New Zealand

The Life of Wilfred Henry

When Wilfred Henry Henson was born on 5 April 1885, in New Zealand, his father, John Henson, was 31 and his mother, Emma Ada Matthews, was 21. He married Mabel [William's Dau] Penny in 1912, in New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He died in 1974, in his hometown, at the age of 89.

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Wilfred Henry Henson
Mabel [William's Dau] Penny
Marriage: 1912
John William Henson
William John Henson
Hamilton Eric Henson
Keith Leroy Henson

Spouse and Children


    Mabel [William's Dau] Penny


New Zealand


    John William Henson


    William John Henson


    Hamilton Eric Henson


    Keith Leroy Henson


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World Events (8)

1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Age 2

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 8

New Zealand becomes world's first country to give women the vote.

Age 29

Outbreak of World War I. New Zealand commits thousands of troops to the British war effort. They suffer heavy casualties in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey in 1915.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the personal name Henn(e), a short form of Henry 1, Hayne ( see Hain 2), or Hendy .2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAmhsaigh ( see Hampson 2).

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Wilfred Henry Henson - Government record: birth-name: Wilfred Henry Henson

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