Arthur Percival Dix

1861–4 January 1947 (Age 86)
Saint Helier, Bailiwick of Jersey

The Life of Arthur Percival

When Arthur Percival Dix was born in 1861, in Saint Helier, Bailiwick of Jersey, his father, Frederick Dix, was 40 and his mother, Louisa Catherine Barnes, was 32. He married Alice Ann Traves in 1885, in New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 4 January 1947, in New Zealand, at the age of 86.

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Arthur Percival Dix
Alice Ann Traves
Marriage: 1885
Percival Frederick Dix
Arthur George Dix
William Ernest Dix
Eva Catherine Dix
Lucy Marion Dix
Gerald Dix
Edward Martin Dix
Francis Gilbert Dix
Charles Edgar Dix

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World Events (8)

1861 · The Central Otago Gold Rush

Age 0

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 2

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 26

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 Dick .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Arthur P DIX in household of Frederick DIX, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Arthur P Dix in household of Frederic Dix, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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