Marion Sarah Crawley

6 September 1874–11 July 1949 (Age 74)
Awatoto, Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

The Life of Marion Sarah

When Marion Sarah Crawley was born on 6 September 1874, in Awatoto, Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, her father, Henry Crawley, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Overton, was 27. She married Charles Henry Brown on 26 September 1899, in Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 11 July 1949, in Dannevirke, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Charles Henry Brown
Marion Sarah Crawley
Marriage: 26 September 1899
Charles Henry Brown
Herbert Arthur Brown

Spouse and Children

26 September 1899
Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand


    Charles Henry Brown


    Herbert Arthur Brown


Parents and Siblings

    Henry Crawley


    Elizabeth Overton




    Henry John Crawley


    William George Crawley




    Alfred Ernest Crawley


+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Called a County from 1876 to 1989. Local government has gone through three principal phases with different structures: the provincial era, from 1853 to 1876; the counties and boroughs system from 1876 until 1989; and the current system of regions, cities and districts.
1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Age 13

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.
1896 · National Council of Women

Age 22

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: habitational name from any of the many places called Crawley, named with Old English crāwe ‘crow’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. Compare Crowley .2 Probably also a reduced form of Irish McCrawley, an Anglicization of Gaelic Mac Raghallaigh ‘son of Raghallach’, also Anglicized as Magreely.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Marion Sarah Crawley, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Marion Sarah Crawley - Government record: birth-name: Marion Sarah Crawley

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