Frank Edwin Oldham

1854–1881 (Age 27)
Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Frank Edwin

When Frank Edwin Oldham was born in 1854, in Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Alfred Oldham, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Rebecca Dabell, was 26. He married Elizabeth Mary Hodges on 25 April 1876, in Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died in 1881, in Tuakau, Auckland, New Zealand, at the age of 27, and was buried in Tuakau, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Frank Edwin Oldham
Elizabeth Mary Hodges
Marriage: 25 April 1876
Annie Elizabeth Oldham
Julia Martha Oldham
William Alfred Oldham
Francita Oldham

Spouse and Children

25 April 1876
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand


    Annie Elizabeth Oldham


    Julia Martha Oldham




Parents and Siblings



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World Events (5)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 0

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1858 · New Provinces Act

Age 4

The New Provinces Act was established to help create new Provinces in the quickly growing region of New Zealand. This Act also helped kept laws in check as well as create Provincial Councils to help govern over the people within the areas.
1863 · New Zealand Settlements Act

Age 9

The New Zealand Settlements Act was passed to be able to seize any of the land from the Maori tribes who had been in rebellion against the Government since the beginning of the year. This confiscation law targeted Kingitanga Maori mainly because they were whom the government had waged war against in the attempt to restore British Law to the tribes. 

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from the place in Lancashire, so named from Middle English ald, old ‘old’+ holm ‘island’, ‘dry land in a fen’, ‘promontory’. 2. topographic name from Old English (e)ald ‘old’ + hamm ‘water meadow’, ‘low-lying land by a river’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Frank E Oldham, "New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981"
  • Frank Edwin Oldham, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"
  • Frank Edwin Oldham, "Find A Grave Index"

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