Laura Ethel Woolley

25 November 1886–16 September 1953 (Age 66)
Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand

The Life of Laura Ethel

When Laura Ethel Woolley was born on 25 November 1886, in Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand, her father, Frank Woolley, was 37 and her mother, Jane Augusta Collier, was 25. She had at least 1 son with John Albert Rzoska. She died on 16 September 1953, at the age of 66.

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John Albert Rzoska
Laura Ethel Woolley
Stanley John Rzoska

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    Frank Woolley


    Jane Augusta Collier




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World Events (7)

1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Age 1

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 7

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

Age 21

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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called. Most, including those in Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, and West Yorkshire, are named from Old English wulf ‘wolf’ or perhaps the personal name or byname Wulf ( see Wolf ) + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. One example in Somerset, however, has as its first element Middle English wolle, wulle ‘spring’, ‘stream’ ( see Wool 2).

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

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  • Laura Ethel Woolly, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"

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