Verdun Howard Topp

1917–1989 (Age 72)
Reefton, Nelson, New Zealand

The Life of Verdun Howard

When Verdun Howard Topp was born on 26 July 1917, his father, Albert Topp, was 33 and his mother, Rose Howard, was 31. He died in December 1989, in Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Albert Topp
1883–1957
Rose Howard
1886–1954
Doreen Olga Lorraine Topp
1914–1986
Verdun Howard Topp
1917–1989

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World Events (7)

1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 6

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. 
1939

Age 22

WWII. Troops from New Zealand see action in Europe, North Africa and the Pacific during World War II.
1943 · Eleanor Roosevelt Visits During War

Age 26

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt visited New Zealand during the calmer years of World War II in the Pacific. It was the first time that a first lady of the United States had visited the country alone without their husband. 

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old English byname Topp meaning ‘tuft’, ‘crest’, or the cognate Old Norse Toppr.2 German: from Low German topp ‘point’, ‘tree top’, hence a topographic name; or alternatively a metonymic occupational name or nickname from the same word in the sense ‘braid’.3 German: variant of Dopp .

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

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