Edith Lily Andrews

1860–1947 (Age 86)
Spring Grove, Nelson, New Zealand

The Life of Edith Lily

When Edith Lily Andrews was born on 14 October 1860, in Spring Grove, Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand, her father, John Andrews, was 27 and her mother, Julia Lucella Newth, was 26. She married John Patullo Banks on 7 December 1881. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 20 May 1947, in South Island, New Zealand, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Edith Lily Andrews
John Patullo Banks
Marriage: 7 December 1881
John William Banks
Beatrice Minnie Banks
Anne Alexia Banks
John William BANKS

Spouse & Children

7 December 1881
Spring Grove, Nelson, New Zealand


Parents & Siblings

  • John Andrews


  • Julia Lucella Newth




  • Julia Lucilla Nuth Andrews


  • Ralph Ogborn Andrews


  • Female1860–1947Female

  • Male1862–1958Male

  • Vincent William Andrews


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1861 · The Central Otago Gold Rush

Age 1

After discovery of gold in Gabriel's Gully, hundreds of miners and precious metal hunters flocked to New Zealand to be a part of the frenzy. This influx of people caused new settlements to pop up and different innovation techniques to begin. After a few years of steady success, the gold began to be more difficult to find. While some stayed, most of the prospectors left until most of the settlements, which they had founded, became Ghost Towns with only a few residents staying around.  
1863 · New Zealand Settlements Act

Age 3

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. 
1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Age 27

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.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Andrew . This is the usual southern English patronymic form, also found in Wales; the Scottish and northern English form is Anderson . In North America this name has absorbed numerous cases of the various European cognates and their derivatives. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Edith L Banks, "New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981"
  • Edith L Banks in entry for John P Banks, "New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981"
  • Edith Lily Andrews, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"

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