Francis James Ashbrook

21 January 1910–22 June 1974 (Age 64)
Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand

The Life of Francis James

When Francis James Ashbrook was born on 21 January 1910, in Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand, his father, Hilton James Ashbrook, was 31 and his mother, Mary Jane Brown, was 27. He married Margarete Lena Zwies on 17 December 1954, in Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. He died on 22 June 1974, in his hometown, at the age of 64.

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Francis James Ashbrook
Margarete Lena Zwies
Marriage: 17 December 1954

Spouse and Children

17 December 1954
Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand

Parents and Siblings

    Hilton James Ashbrook





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World Events (7)


Age 4

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.
1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 13

The Ross Dependency is a New Zealand dependency located on the Antarctician Continent. It is the only settlement on the Antartica that is claimed by a sovereign nation. New Zealand still owns claim even after the Antarctic Treaty that was signed in 1959 by 11 other nations. 

Age 29

WWII. Troops from New Zealand see action in Europe, North Africa and the Pacific during World War II.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire, recorded in Domesday Book as Estbroce, from Old English ēast + brōc ‘nook’.2 In some instances, the surname may be a literal translation of German Eschbach .

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

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