Alfred Webb

12 March 1885–7 September 1964 (Age 79)
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

The Life of Alfred

Alfred Webb was born on 12 March 1885, in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand as the son of Alfred Webb and Isabella Hopkins. He married Kathleen Annie McMeekan on 1 April 1920, in Weedons, Selwyn, Canterbury, New Zealand. He died on 7 September 1964, in Burwood, Canterbury, New Zealand, at the age of 79, and was buried in Ruru, Grey, West Coast, New Zealand.

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Alfred Webb
Kathleen Annie McMeekan
Marriage: 1 April 1920

Spouse and Children

1 April 1920
Weedons, Selwyn, Canterbury, New Zealand

Parents and Siblings

    Alfred Webb


    Isabella Hopkins




World Events (8)

1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Age 2

Tongariro National Park was the sixth national park established in the world and the first in New Zealand. In the center of the park there lies three active volcanic mountains (Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro). it is home to the famed Tongariro Alpine Crossing day hike and has been recognized as a World Heritage Site for all its natural values.

Age 8

New Zealand becomes world's first country to give women the vote.

Age 22

The country becomes a dominion, or self-governing community, within the British empire.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a weaver, early Middle English webbe, from Old English webba (a primary derivative of wefan ‘to weave’; compare Weaver 1). This word survived into Middle English long enough to give rise to the surname, but was already obsolescent as an agent noun; hence the secondary forms with the agent suffixes -er and -ster.2 Americanized form of various Ashkenazic Jewish cognates, including Weber and Weberman.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Alfred Webb, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Alfred Webb, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"

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