Dorothy Sarah Phipps

Female3 May 1913–1 June 1940

Brief Life History of Dorothy Sarah

When Dorothy Sarah Phipps was born on 3 May 1913, in Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand, her father, William Lewis Phipps, was 37 and her mother, Ethel Mary Wilson, was 31. She died on 1 June 1940, in Auckland, New Zealand, at the age of 27, and was buried in Hillsborough Cemetery, Hillsborough, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Family Time Line

William Lewis Phipps
Ethel Mary Wilson
Samuel Furley Phipps
Mary Alice Phipps
Dorothy Sarah Phipps
Frederica Phipps
John William Phipps

Sources (7)

  • Dorothy Sarah Phipps Mulholland, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Dorothy in entry for Ethel Mary Phipps, "New Zealand, Obituaries, 1844-1963"
  • Dorothy in entry for Ethel Mary Phipps, "New Zealand, Obituaries, 1844-1963"

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Siblings (5)

World Events (3)


Age 1

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 10

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 26

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

Name Meaning

English: from a shortened form of the Middle English personal name Philip , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

History: The Phipps family, which holds the titles of marquess of Normandy and earl of Mulgrave, are descended from Constantine Phipps (1656–1723), who was lord chancellor of Ireland. A cousin with a different background, Sir William Phip(p)s (1651–95), was born in ME, where his parents had emigrated. Originally a ship's carpenter, he rose to become royal governor of MA.

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

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