Hita Esther Murray

1887–1925 (Age 38)
Parengarenga, Auckland, New Zealand

The Life Summary of Hita Esther

When Hita Esther Murray was born in 1887, in Parengarenga, Auckland, New Zealand, her father, William Piri Murray, was 40 and her mother, Mereana Wahanui, was 27. She married Lance Yates about 1922, in Auckland, New Zealand. She died in 1925, at the age of 38, and was buried in Awanui, Far North, Northland, New Zealand.

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World Events (6)

1887 · New Zealands's First National Park
Age 0
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 6
New Zealand becomes world's first country to give women the vote.
Age 20
The country becomes a dominion, or self-governing community, within the British empire.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Moray in northeastern Scotland, which derives from Celtic mori- ‘sea’ + treb- ‘settlement’. The founder of the Scottish house of Murray was a Fleming named Freskin who was granted Strathbrock in West Lothian and Duffus in Moray by David I. The family took its name from the region in the late 12th century.Irish and Scottish: shortened form of McMurray .Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muireadhaigh ‘descendant of Muireadhach’ a personal name meaning ‘mariner’. Occasionally it may be a shortened form of McMurray .

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Hita Esther Murray - Church record: burial: about 1886; Awanui, North Island, New Zealand

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