Harold Bertram Cresswell

17 January 1887–20 June 1954 (Age 67)
Nelson, New Zealand

The Life of Harold Bertram

When Harold Bertram Cresswell was born on 17 January 1887, in Nelson, New Zealand, his father, John Cresswell, was 34 and his mother, Mary Eleanor Holdaway, was 31. He married Maria Elizabeth Scadden on 17 March 1911, in Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 20 June 1954, in Leamington, Auckland, New Zealand, at the age of 67, and was buried in Cambridge, Waikato, New Zealand.

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Harold Bertram Cresswell
Maria Elizabeth Scadden
Marriage: 17 March 1911
Doris Shirley Cresswell
Ailsa Coral Cresswell
John William Howard Cresswell
Clive Raymond Cresswell
Beryl Cresswell

Spouse and Children

17 March 1911
Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand


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World Events (7)


Age 6

New Zealand becomes world's first country to give women the vote.
1896 · National Council of Women

Age 9

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 20

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

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Creswell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harold Bertram, "New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981"
  • Harold Bertrum Cresswell, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"
  • Harold Bertram Cresswell, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1896"

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