Harold James Fitzsimmons

Male7 June 1907–29 May 1977

Brief Life History of Harold James

When Harold James Fitzsimmons was born on 7 June 1907, in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand, his father, George Francis Fitzsimmons, was 22 and his mother, Daisy Iris Ruby May Chapman, was 25. He married Christina Bell Henderson in 1936, in New Zealand. He died on 29 May 1977, in his hometown, at the age of 69, and was buried in Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.

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Harold James Fitzsimmons
Christina Bell Henderson
Marriage: 1936

Sources (4)

  • Harold James Fitzsimmons in the New Zealand, Birth Index, 1840-1950
  • Harold James Fitzsimmons, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Harold James Fitzsimmons in the New Zealand, Cemetery Records, 1800-2007

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1936New Zealand
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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 7

    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 16

    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 32

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

    Name Meaning

    Irish and English: variant of Fitzsimon, with post-medieval excrescent -s, from Anglo-Norman French fi(t)z ‘son’ (see Fitz ) + either of the personal names Simon or Sigmund (see Simon ), ‘son of Simon or Sigmund’. The name is also found in the Gaelicized form Mac Síomóin.

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

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