Winifred Agnes Groom

7 July 1912–23 June 1971 (Age 58)
Suva, Central, Fiji

The Life of Winifred Agnes

When Winifred Agnes Groom was born on 7 July 1912, in Suva, Central, Fiji, her father, Arthur Groom, was 35 and her mother, Anne Pauline Grahn, was 27. She married Edward Fredrick Jennings on 6 July 1929, in Suva, Central, Fiji. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 23 June 1971, in Auckland, New Zealand, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

Edward Fredrick Jennings
1906–1993
Winifred Agnes Groom
1912–1971
Marriage: 6 July 1929
Pauline Kathleen Jennings
1929–2011
Freda Kalemeli Jennings
1933–2003
Robert Francis Jennings
1935–1964
George Norman Jennings
1937–1980
Edward Moses Jennings
1946–2013

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 July 1929
Suva, Central, Fiji
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    Male1876–1960Male

    Anne Pauline Grahn

    Female1884–1913Female

siblings

(3)

World Events (7)

1914

Age 2

Fijians served as allies to France in World War I.
1914

Age 2

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.
1939

Age 27

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

Name Meaning

English (common in East Anglia): occupational name for a servant or a shepherd, from Middle English grōm(e) ‘boy’, ‘servant’ (of uncertain origin), which in some places was specialized to mean ‘shepherd’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Winfred Groom in entry for Pauline Kettie Catharine Jennings, "Fiji, Vital Records, 1900-1989"
  • Winnifred Groom in entry for Robert Francis Jennings, "Fiji, Vital Records, 1900-1989"
  • Winifred Agnes Groom, "Fiji, Vital Records, 1900-1989"

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