Harry Godfrey Branch

1916–9 March 1997 (Age 81)
New Zealand

The Life of Harry Godfrey

When Harry Godfrey Branch was born in 1916, in New Zealand, his father, Alfred Branch, was 26 and his mother, Margaret Phyllis Caroline Godfrey, was 28. He married Mavis Emma Wylie on 3 November 1945. He died on 9 March 1997, at the age of 81, and was buried in Otaki Public Cemetery, Otaki, Wellington, New Zealand.

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Harry Godfrey Branch
Mavis Emma Wylie
Marriage: 3 November 1945

Spouse and Children

3 November 1945

Parents and Siblings

    Alfred Branch


    Margaret Phyllis Caroline Godfrey




    Olive Jane Branch


    Harry Godfrey Branch


    Hazel Branch


    Doreen Elizabeth Branch


    Henry Rabone Branch


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World Events (7)

1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 7

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 23

WWII. Troops from New Zealand see action in Europe, North Africa and the Pacific during World War II.
1943 · Eleanor Roosevelt Visits During War

Age 27

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt visited New Zealand during the calmer years of World War II in the Pacific. It was the first time that a first lady of the United States had visited the country alone without their husband. 

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English, Old French branche ‘branch’ (Late Latin branca ‘foot’, ‘paw’), the application of which as a surname is not clear. In America it has been adopted as a translation of any of the numerous Swedish surnames containing the element gren ‘branch’, and likewise of French Labranche , German Zweig , and Finnish Haara, Oksa, and Oksana.

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

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