George Thomas Norrie Ross

1875–3 August 1954 (Age 79)
Paparata, Auckland, New Zealand

The Life of George Thomas Norrie

George Thomas Norrie Ross was born in 1875. He married Sarah Jane Wilson on 16 February 1897, in New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 3 August 1954, in Paparata, Auckland, New Zealand, at the age of 79, and was buried in Bombay, Auckland, New Zealand.

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George Thomas Norrie Ross
Sarah Jane Wilson
Marriage: 16 February 1897
Sarah Madeira Bayswater Ross
George Clifford Wilson Ross
Agnes Ellen Norrie Ross

Spouse and Children

16 February 1897
New Zealand


    Sarah Madeira Bayswater Ross



    Agnes Ellen Norrie Ross


World Events (7)

1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Age 12

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.

Age 18

New Zealand becomes world's first country to give women the vote.
1896 · National Council of Women

Age 21

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 Scottish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from Rots near Caen in Normandy, probably named with the Germanic element rod ‘clearing’. Compare Rhodes . This was the original home of a family de Ros, who were established in Kent in 1130 .2 Scottish and English: habitational name from any of various places called Ross or Roos(e), deriving the name from Welsh rhós ‘upland’ or moorland, or from a British ancestor of this word, which also had the sense ‘promontory’. This is the sense of the cognate Gaelic word ros. Known sources of the surname include Roos in Humberside (formerly in East Yorkshire) and the region of northern Scotland known as Ross. Other possible sources are Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire, Ross in Northumbria (which is on a promontory), and Roose in Lancashire3 English and German: from the Germanic personal name Rozzo, a short form of the various compound names with the first element hrōd ‘renown’, introduced into England by the Normans in the form Roce.

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

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  • George Thomas Norrie Ross, "New Zealand, Obituaries, 1844-1963"
  • George Thomas Norrie Ross, "New Zealand, Obituaries, 1844-1963"
  • George Thomas Norrie Ross, "New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981"

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