Rivis Ranshaw Berrill

21 February 1899–9 September 1995 (Age 96)
Wairarapa District, Wellington, New Zealand

The Life of Rivis Ranshaw

When Rivis Ranshaw Berrill was born on 21 February 1899, in Wairarapa District, Wellington, New Zealand, his father, William Joseph Berrill, was 40 and his mother, Mabel Ethel Lucy Beauchamp, was 33. He married Catherine Mary Broad in 1929, in New Zealand. He died on 9 September 1995, in Auckland, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand, at the age of 96.

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Rivis Ranshaw Berrill
Catherine Mary Broad
Marriage: 1929

Spouse and Children

New Zealand

Parents and Siblings

    William Joseph Berrill


    Mabel Ethel Lucy Beauchamp




+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 8

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

Age 8

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. 

Age 40

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

Name Meaning

Northeastern English: unexplained.

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

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