Beatrice Helena Eaves

4 January 1894–3 March 1974 (Age 80)
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

The Life of Beatrice Helena

When Beatrice Helena Eaves was born on 4 January 1894, in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand, her father, John William Eaves, was 26 and her mother, Annie Galletly, was 18. She married George Peter Olesen on 29 January 1917, in Eden Terrace, Auckland, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 3 March 1974, in Auckland, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand, at the age of 80, and was buried in Howick, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.

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Family Time Line

George Peter Olesen
Beatrice Helena Eaves
Marriage: 29 January 1917
Gwenyth Merle Olesen

Spouse and Children

29 January 1917
Eden Terrace, Auckland, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand


    Gwenyth Merle Olesen


Parents and Siblings

    John William Eaves





World Events (7)

1896 · National Council of Women

Age 2

The National Council of Women of New Zealand was created as an organization after women won the right to vote. Today works to help achieve gender equality in New Zealand and in 2017 introduced Gender Equal NZ, which is fighting for Zealanders to have the freedom and opportunity to determine their own future no matter which gender they are.

Age 13

The country becomes a dominion, or self-governing community, within the British empire.
1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 29

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. 

Name Meaning

English: metronymic from the medieval female personal name Eve .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Beatrice Helena in entry for George Peter Olesen, "New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981"
  • Beatrice Helena Olesen, "New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981"
  • Beatrice Helena Eaves Olesen, "Find A Grave Index"

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