Lenice Newton Wood

Brief Life History of Lenice Newton

When Lenice Newton Wood was born on 25 May 1923, in Whangaroa, Northland, New Zealand, his father, Stanley Wood, was 28 and his mother, Nora Elizabeth Weber, was 23. He married Shirley Margaret Huckstep on 30 September 1950, in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand. He died on 15 November 2000, at the age of 77.

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Lenice Newton Wood
Shirley Margaret Huckstep
Marriage: 30 September 1950

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

    1943 · Eleanor Roosevelt Visits During War

    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. 


    New Zealand gains full independence from Britain.

    Name Meaning

    English: mainly a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a wood, from Middle English wode ‘wood’ (Old English wudu). In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, such as French Bois and Polish Les .

    English: in a few cases, a nickname for an eccentric or perhaps a violent person, from Middle English wode ‘frenzied, wild’ (Old English wōd).

    Americanized form of French Gadbois .

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

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