John William Harvey

7 September 1873–6 October 1951 (Age 78)
Dovedale, Tasman, Tasman, New Zealand

The Life of John William

When John William Harvey was born on 7 September 1873, in Dovedale, Tasman, Tasman, New Zealand, his father, John William Harvey, was 25 and his mother, Alice Hannah Burnett, was 22. He married Mabel Elizabeth Mary Ann Davies on 23 September 1903, in Wakefield, Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 6 October 1951, in Buller, West Coast, New Zealand, at the age of 78, and was buried in Dovedale, Tasman, Tasman, New Zealand.

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John William Harvey
Mabel Elizabeth Mary Ann Davies
Marriage: 23 September 1903
Freda Evelyn Harvey
Mona Harvey
Vena Harvey
Lena Harvey
Len Harvey
Ada Harvey
Edna Harvey
Don Harvey
Len Harvey
Vera Harvey

Spouse and Children

23 September 1903
Wakefield, Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand


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World Events (8)

1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Age 14

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 20

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

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from the Breton personal name Aeruiu or Haerviu, composed of the elements haer ‘battle’, ‘carnage’+ vy ‘worthy’, which was brought to England by Breton followers of William the Conqueror, for the most part in the Gallicized form Hervé. (The change from -er- to -ar- was a normal development in Middle English and Old French.) Reaney believes that the surname is also occasionally from a Norman personal name, Old German Herewig, composed of the Germanic elements hari, heri ‘army’ + wīg ‘war’.2 Irish: mainly of English origin, in Ulster and County Wexford, but sometimes a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAirmheadhaigh ‘descendant of Airmheadhach’, a personal name probably meaning ‘esteemed’. It seems to be a derivative of Airmheadh, the name borne by a mythological physician.3 Irish (County Fermanagh): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarchaidh ‘descendant of Earchadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John William Harvey in entry for Mabel E Harvey, "New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981"
  • John William Harvey, "New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981"
  • John William Harvey, "BillionGraves Index"

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