Edward Percy Meek

Brief Life History of Edward Percy

When Edward Percy Meek was born on 27 May 1884, in Wellington, New Zealand, his father, Edward Percy Meek, was 25 and his mother, Rebecca Remington, was 23. He married Annie Winifred Cornor in May 1913, in Paraparaumu, Wellington, New Zealand. He died on 19 February 1919, in Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 34, and was buried in Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Edward Percy Meek
Annie Winifred Cornor
Marriage: May 1913

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  • Edward Percy Meek, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Edward Percy Meek, "New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843-1998"
  • Edward Percy Meek, "Find A Grave Index"

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Name Meaning

English: nickname for a self-effacing person or a gentle and compassionate one, from Middle English meke ‘humble, meek’ (Old Norse mjúkr ‘soft, pliant, gentle’).

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farms so named in Møre og Romsdal, in Old Norse a compound of mith ‘in the middle’ and vík ‘bay’.

Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a baker, from Middle Dutch micke ‘bread’.

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

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Death of Private Edward Percy Meek - 1919

Mr E. Meek of the Railway Department, received word yesterday that his eldest son, Private Edward Percy Meek died at Brockenhurst Hospital, England. The deceased soldier, who was 30 years of age, went …

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