Irene Lillian Lewis

1941–2013 (Age 72)
Christchurch Nz

The Life of Irene Lillian

When Irene Lillian Lewis was born on 30 September 1941, her father, Cyril Ernest Lewis, was 23 and her mother, Irene Freer, was 19. She died on 26 October 2013, at the age of 72, and was buried in Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand.

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Cyril Ernest Lewis
Irene Freer
Irene Lillian Lewis
Tomi Wyatt

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World Events (8)

1943 · Eleanor Roosevelt Visits During War

Age 2

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. 

Age 6

New Zealand gains full independence from Britain.
1961 · Capital Punishment Abolished

Age 20

Capital Punishment in New Zealand was abolished for all criminal acts, except for Treason, Espionage and War crimes. 

Name Meaning

Like the French name Louis, which is derived from Ludovicus, from the Old German name Ludwig. A root is "lautwig," meaning illustrious warrior. From this name come the old female names Lewes and Lewisa, from whence comes the modern name Louisa. Louise is a French form of Lewis. Liusaidh is a Gaelic form of Louisa. Luthais is a Gaelic form of Lewis. Loeys is an Anglo-Norman form of Lewis.

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  • Irene Lillian Hyett, "Find A Grave Index"

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