Thomas Percival Upston

1876–1953 (Age 77)
New Zealand

The Life of Thomas Percival

When Thomas Percival Upston was born in 1876, in New Zealand, his father, John Upston, was 34 and his mother, Mary Jane Hart, was 23. He married Maude Ethel Neurine MacNaughton in 1920, in New Zealand. He died in 1953, in his hometown, at the age of 77.

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Thomas Percival Upston
Maude Ethel Neurine MacNaughton
Marriage: 1920

Spouse and Children

New Zealand

Parents and Siblings

    John Upston


    Mary Jane Hart




+7 More Children

World Events (7)

1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Age 11

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 17

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

Age 31

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

Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): probably a variant of Upston, a habitational name for someone from Ubbeston Green in Suffolk, so named from the Old Scandinavian personal name Ubbi + Old English tūn ‘settlement’.

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

Sources (1)

  • Thomas Upston, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"

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