Geoffrey Brennan Fahey

5 June 1907–4 May 1974 (Age 66)
Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

The Life of Geoffrey Brennan

When Geoffrey Brennan Fahey was born on 5 June 1907, in Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, his father, James Timothy Fahey, was 25 and his mother, Margaret Aiken, was 27. He married Margaret Ellen Cooney in 1949, in New Zealand. He died on 4 May 1974, in Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, at the age of 66.

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Geoffrey Brennan Fahey
Margaret Ellen Cooney
Marriage: 1949

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World Events (7)


Age 7

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 16

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 32

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

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fathaidh or Ó Fathaigh ‘descendant of Fathadh’, a personal name derived from fothadh ‘base’, ‘foundation’. This name is sometimes Anglicized as Green(e) as a result of erroneous association with faithche ‘lawn’.

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

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