Henry John Nightingale

Maleabout 1902–about 1922

Brief Life History of Henry John

When Henry John Nightingale was born about 1902, in New Zealand, his father, Henry John Nightingale, was 32 and his mother, Ellen Morrish, was 34. He died about 1922, in his hometown, at the age of 22.

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Henry John Nightingale
Ellen Morrish
Charles William Nightingale
Henry John Nightingale
about 1902–about 1922
Frederick Albert Nightingale

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Henry John Nightingale - Government record: birth-name: Henry John Nightingale

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World Events (3)


Age 5

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

1907 · Dominion of New Zealand

Age 5

The Dominion of New Zealand was brought about when New Zealand proclaimed itself a political independent government inside the British Empire. The Dominion of New Zealand allowed the British Government to shape its foreign policy, and it followed Britain into the First World War. Full independence was granted in 1931 and adopted by the New Zealand Parliament in 1947. 


Age 12

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.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for someone with a good voice, from Middle English nightegale ‘nightingale’ (Old English nihtegale, from niht ‘night’ + galan ‘sing’). The bird is known as a sweet singer.

Probably an Americanized form (translation into English) of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Nachtigall , or cognates in other languages.

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

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