Sylvia Jane Russ

25 July 1909–16 September 1970 (Age 61)
Nelson, New Zealand

The Life of Sylvia Jane

When Sylvia Jane Russ was born on 25 July 1909, in Nelson, New Zealand, her father, Martin Leslie Russ, was 24 and her mother, Amy Linda Kinzett, was 24. She died on 16 September 1970, at the age of 61.

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Martin Leslie Russ
Amy Linda Kinzett
Sylvia Jane Russ
Floris Linda Russ
Myra Amy Russ
Clarice Edith Russ

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World Events (3)


Age 5

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.
1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 14

The Ross Dependency is a New Zealand dependency located on the Antarctician Continent. It is the only settlement on the Antartica that is claimed by a sovereign nation. New Zealand still owns claim even after the Antarctic Treaty that was signed in 1959 by 11 other nations. 

Age 30

WWII. Troops from New Zealand see action in Europe, North Africa and the Pacific during World War II.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Rouse .2 German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with hrōd ‘renown’.3 German (of Slavic origin): from Old Slavic rusu ‘reddish’, ‘blond’, hence a nickname or an ethnic name meaning ‘Russian’.

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

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  • Sylvia Jane Collings, "Find A Grave Index"

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