Wilfred Henry Henson

5 April 1885–1974 (Age 88)
New Zealand

The Life Summary 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

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  • Marriage
    1912New Zealand
  • Children


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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

    English: patronymic from the Middle English personal names Hen, Hend(e), or Hendy (pet forms of Henry or Hendry ) + son. Compare Henderson . Hendy may also have been derived from Middle English hendy ‘courteous’, used as a personal name (see Hendy ).English: perhaps sometimes a variant of Hainson, a patronymic meaning ‘son of Hayne’; see Hain 2.English: in Devon, where patronymics in -son rarely originated, perhaps a variant of Hingston .

    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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