Alice Lillian White

4 August 1878–19 October 1949 (Age 71)
Whitianga, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

The Life of Alice Lillian

When Alice Lillian White was born on 4 August 1878, in Whitianga, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand, her father, Robert Richard White, was 24 and her mother, Frances Lavinia Lee, was 26. She married John Henry Steedman in 1902, in New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 19 October 1949, in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand, at the age of 71, and was buried in Purewa Cemetery, Meadowbank, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Steedman
Alice Lillian White
Marriage: 1902
Robert Laurence Steedman
Frances Gwen Steedman
Walter Bramwill Steedman
Lilias Steedman
Bruce Steedman

Spouse and Children

New Zealand


    Robert Laurence Steedman


    Walter Bramwill Steedman


    Lilias Steedman


    Bruce Steedman


    Frances Gwen Steedman


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (7)

1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Age 9

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.

Age 15

New Zealand becomes world's first country to give women the vote.

Age 29

The country becomes a dominion, or self-governing community, within the British empire.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: from Middle English whit ‘white’, hence a nickname for someone with white hair or an unnaturally pale complexion. In some cases it represents a Middle English personal name, from an Old English byname, Hwīt(a), of this origin. As a Scottish and Irish surname it has been widely used as a translation of the many Gaelic names based on bán ‘white’ ( see Bain 1) or fionn ‘fair’ ( see Finn 1). There has also been some confusion with Wight .2 Translated form of cognate and equivalent names in other languages, such as German Weiss , French Blanc , Polish Białas ( see Bialas ), etc.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Alice Steedman in entry for Bruce Steedman, "New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981"
  • Allice Lilian White, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"

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