Amy Margaret Lenore Sanvig

8 February 1891–13 June 1986 (Age 95)
Mahurangi, Thames-Coromandel, Waikato, New Zealand

The Life Summary of Amy Margaret Lenore

When Amy Margaret Lenore Sanvig was born on 8 February 1891, in Mahurangi, Thames-Coromandel, Waikato, New Zealand, her father, Christian or Kristian Julius Sanvig, was 29 and her mother, Margaret Maud O'Halloran, was 23. She married John Arthur Shields in 1907, in New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 13 June 1986, in Auckland, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand, at the age of 95.

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John Arthur Shields
Amy Margaret Lenore Sanvig
Marriage: 1907
Amy Elizabeth Shields
Ruby Lenor Shields
Christian Arthur Shields

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World Events (8)

Age 2
New Zealand becomes world's first country to give women the vote.
1896 · National Council of Women
Age 5
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.
1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica
Age 32
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

Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads so named all over Norway, from Old Norse as Sandvík, a compound of sand ‘sand’, ‘sandy plain’, ‘beach’ + vík ‘bay’, ‘inlet’.

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

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  • Amy Margaret Lenore Sanvig, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"

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