When Frederick Leonard Hook was born in 1892, in Tawa, Wellington, New Zealand, his father, Frederick William HOOK, was 25 and his mother, Janet Chambers, was 21. He married Alma Dorothy Sarah Wood in 1924, in New Zealand. He died in 1964, in Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, at the age of 72.
New Zealand becomes world's first country to give women the vote.
1896 · National Council of Women
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.
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.
1 English (southern): from Middle English hoke, Old English hōc ‘hook’, in any of a variety of senses: as a metonymic occupational name for someone who made and sold hooks as agricultural implements or employed them in his work; as a topographic name for someone who lived by a ‘hook’ of land, i.e. the bend of a river or the spur of a hill; or as a nickname (in part a survival of an Old English byname) for someone with a hunched back or a hooked nose. A similar ambiguity of interpretation presents itself in the case of Crook . In some cases the surname may be habitational from any of various places named Hook(e), from this word, as for example in Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey, Wiltshire, and Worcestershire.2 Swedish (Hö(ö)k): nickname or a metonymic occupational name from hök ‘hawk’, a soldier's name.