Winifred 'Gladys' PARR

26 May 1907–11 May 1987 (Age 80)
Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

The Life of Winifred 'Gladys'

When Winifred 'Gladys' PARR was born on 26 May 1907, in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand, her father, Edwin Thomas Parr, was 35 and her mother, Clara Hannah Holdsworth, was 28. She married George Sydney POSTLEWAIGHT on 16 November 1927, in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand. She died on 11 May 1987, in Greenlane, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand, at the age of 79, and was buried in Waikumete, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.

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Winifred 'Gladys' PARR
Marriage: 16 November 1927

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16 November 1927
Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

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World Events (8)


Age 7

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.
1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 16

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. 

Age 32

WWII. Troops from New Zealand see action in Europe, North Africa and the Pacific during World War II.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Parr in Lancashire, which was named in Old English with pearr ‘enclosure’.2 German: from Middle Low German parre ‘parish’, ‘district’, ‘minister's house’; a metonymic occupational name for a parson or for someone who worked in a parsonage or manse. Compare Pfarr .

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

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