Benjamin Thomas Jeffares

4 March 1894–10 September 1964 (Age 70)
Taradale, Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

The Life of Benjamin Thomas

When Benjamin Thomas Jeffares was born on 4 March 1894, in Taradale, Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, his father, Thomas Jeffares, was 45 and his mother, Hannah Smith, was 32. He married Ruth Amy Steevens on 14 October 1918, in Otaki, Wellington, New Zealand. He died on 10 September 1964, in Taranaki, Taranaki, New Zealand, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Thomas Jeffares
Ruth Amy Steevens
Marriage: 14 October 1918

Spouse and Children

14 October 1918
Otaki, Wellington, New Zealand

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Jeffares


    Hannah Smith




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · National Council of Women

Age 2

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.

Age 13

The country becomes a dominion, or self-governing community, within the British empire.

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Jeffress .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Benjamin Jeffares, "New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843-1998"
  • Benjamin Jeffares, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"

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