Helen Jane White

1893–1994 (Age 101)
Petone, New Zealand

The Life of Helen Jane

When Helen Jane White was born in 1893, in Petone, New Zealand, her father, David White, was 38 and her mother, Emily Jane Smith, was 37. She died before 1994, at the age of 100.

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Family Time Line

David White
1855–
Emily Jane Smith
1856–1926
Maurice Wheeler Smith
1882–1965
David White
1888–1976
Helen Jane White
1893–1994
William Henry White
1897–1903

Parents and Siblings

    David White

    Male1855–Male

    Emily Jane Smith

    Female1856–1926Female

siblings

(4)

    Maurice Wheeler Smith

    Male1882–1965Male

    David White

    Male1888–1976Male

    Female1893–1994Female

    William Henry White

    Male1897–1903Male

World Events (8)

1893

Age 0

New Zealand becomes world's first country to give women the vote.
1896 · National Council of Women

Age 3

The National Council of Women of New Zealand was created as an organization after women won the right to vote. Today works to help achieve gender equality in New Zealand and in 2017 introduced Gender Equal NZ, which is fighting for Zealanders to have the freedom and opportunity to determine their own future no matter which gender they are.
1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 30

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. 

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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