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
Winifred Agnes Groom
Marriage: 6 July 1929
Pauline Kathleen Jennings
Freda Kalemeli Jennings
Robert Francis Jennings
George Norman Jennings
Edward Moses Jennings

Spouse and Children

6 July 1929
Suva, Central, Fiji


Parents and Siblings


    Anne Pauline Grahn




World Events (7)


Age 2

Fijians served as allies to France in World War I.

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.

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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