Mary Ann Yorston Matches


Brief Life History of Mary Ann Yorston

When Mary Ann Yorston Matches was born in 1889, in New Zealand, her father, William Yorston Matches, was 39 and her mother, Ann Inglis Dinnington, was 20. She married Thomas Gilbert Richard Miller in 1915. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died in 1969, in Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand, at the age of 80.

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Thomas Gilbert Richard Miller
Mary Ann Yorston Matches
Marriage: 1915
William Gilbert Miller

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

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

    1896 · National Council of Women

    Age 7

    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 25

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: relationship name from an Orkney form of the Norwegian personal name Mattis or Mattias (i.e. Matthew). Compare Mathias.

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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