Rachel Hood

11 November 1875–8 September 1951 (Age 75)
Halswell, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Hood was born on 11 November 1875, in Halswell, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand, her father, Miles Hood, was 28 and her mother, Jane Mccallion, was 26. She married Robert McIlraith in 1899, in New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 8 September 1951, in Killinchy, Canterbury, New Zealand, at the age of 75, and was buried in Leeston, Selwyn, Canterbury, New Zealand.

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Family Time Line

Robert McIlraith
1874–1954
Rachel Hood
1875–1951
Marriage: 1899
Agnes Jane McIlraith
1899–1978
Robert James McIlraith
1901–1974
Eva Evelyn Mcilraith
1904–1994
William Miles McIlraith
1905–1937
Rachel McIlraith
1907–1976
Matilda Ellen McIlraith
1909–1985
Thomas John McIlraith
1910–1985
Walter George McIlraith
1912–1958
John Warnock McIlraith
1916–1995
Harold Logan McIlraith
1917–2003

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1899
New Zealand
children

(10)

    Agnes Jane McIlraith

    Female1899–1978Female

    Robert James McIlraith

    Male1901–1974Male

    Eva Evelyn Mcilraith

    Female1904–1994Female

    William Miles McIlraith

    Male1905–1937Male

    Female1907–1976Female

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Age 12

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.
1893

Age 18

New Zealand becomes world's first country to give women the vote.
1896 · National Council of Women

Age 21

The National Council of Women of New Zealand was created as an organization after women won the right to vote. Today works to help achieve gender equality in New Zealand and in 2017 introduced Gender Equal NZ, which is fighting for Zealanders to have the freedom and opportunity to determine their own future no matter which gender they are.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: metonymic occupational name for a maker of hoods or a nickname for someone who wore a distinctive hood, from Middle English hod(de), hood, hud ‘hood’. Some early examples with prepositions seem to be topographic names, referring to a place where there was a hood-shaped hill or a natural shelter or overhang, providing protection from the elements. In some cases the name may be habitational, from places called Hood, in Devon (possibly ‘hoodshaped hill’) and North Yorkshire (possibly ‘shelter’ or ‘fortification’).2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUid ‘descendant of Ud’, a personal name of uncertain derivation. This was the name of an Ulster family who were bards to the O’Neills of Clandeboy. It was later altered to Mac hUid. Compare Mahood .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rachel McIlraith, "New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981"
  • Rachel McIlraith in entry for Robert McIlraith, "New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981"
  • Rachel Hood Mcilraith, "Find A Grave Index"

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