Mary Creagh Napier

22 February 1910–1994 (Age 83)
New Zealand

The Life of Mary Creagh

When Mary Creagh Napier was born on 22 February 1910, in New Zealand, her father, Charles Edward Napier, was 39 and her mother, Kathleen Louisa Creagh, was 29. She married John Patrick Middleditch in 1934, in New Zealand. She died in 1994, in her hometown, at the age of 84.

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John Patrick Middleditch
Mary Creagh Napier
Marriage: 1934

Spouse and Children

New Zealand

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Edward Napier


    Kathleen Louisa Creagh




    Terence Creagh Napier



World Events (8)


Age 4

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.
1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 13

The Ross Dependency is a New Zealand dependency located on the Antarctician Continent. It is the only settlement on the Antartica that is claimed by a sovereign nation. New Zealand still owns claim even after the Antarctic Treaty that was signed in 1959 by 11 other nations. 

Age 29

WWII. Troops from New Zealand see action in Europe, North Africa and the Pacific during World War II.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: occupational name for a producer or seller of table linen or for a naperer, the servant in charge of the linen in use in a great house, Middle English, Old French nap(p)ier, an agent derivative of Old French nappe ‘table cloth’ (Latin mappa). Compare Napper .2 Shortened form of Polish Napierala or a similar name.

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

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