Hilda Dorothy Butler

1 September 1900–17 July 1955 (Age 54)
Manaia, Taranaki, New Zealand

The Life of Hilda Dorothy

When Hilda Dorothy Butler was born on 1 September 1900, in Manaia, Taranaki, New Zealand, her father, William Raymus Butler, was 33 and her mother, Mary Jane Melville, was 35. She married Clarence Walter Crosby Duggan on 8 September 1926, in Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 17 July 1955, in Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand, at the age of 54, and was buried in Hawera, South Taranaki, Taranaki, New Zealand.

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Clarence Walter Crosby Duggan
Hilda Dorothy Butler
Marriage: 8 September 1926
Brian Clarence Duggan

Spouse and Children

8 September 1926
Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand


    Brian Clarence Duggan


Parents and Siblings

    William Raymus Butler





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World Events (6)


Age 7

The country becomes a dominion, or self-governing community, within the British empire.
1907 · Dominion of New Zealand

Age 7

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. 
1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 23

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. 

Name Meaning

1 English and Irish: from a word that originally denoted a wine steward, usually the chief servant of a medieval household, from Norman French butuiller (Old French bouteillier, Latin buticularius, from buticula ‘bottle’). In the large households of royalty and the most powerful nobility, the title came to denote an officer of high rank and responsibility, only nominally concerned with the supply of wine, if at all.2 Anglicized form of French Boutilier .3 Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): occupational name for a bottle maker, from Yiddish butl ‘bottle’ + the agent suffix -er.

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

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  • Hilda Dorothy Corner, "Find A Grave Index"

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