Eva Mary Lenz

28 May 1897–24 July 1981 (Age 84)
Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand

The Life of Eva Mary

When Eva Mary Lenz was born on 28 May 1897, in Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand, her father, Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Lenz, was 33 and her mother, Fanny Budd, was 24. She married Ernest Leslie Egarr in 1920, in New Zealand. She lived in Eltham, South Taranaki, Taranaki, New Zealand in 1925. She died on 24 July 1981, in Auckland, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand, at the age of 84.

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Ernest Leslie Egarr
Eva Mary Lenz
Marriage: 1920

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Age 10

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

Age 10

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 26

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 German: from a personal name, in which two originally distinct names have fallen together: a pet form of the personal name Lorenz , and the Germanic personal name Lanzo, which was originally a short form of any of several compound names with land ‘land’ as the first element, e.g. Lambrecht ( see Lambert ).2 German: nickname from Middle High German lenz e ‘spring’ from lang ‘long’, since in this season the days grow longer. The name may also have been bestowed on someone who was born in the spring or who owed rent or service at that time of year, or it may have denoted someone who was of a sunny and spring-like disposition.3 German: habitational name from any of several places named Lenz.

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

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  • Eva Mary Lenz, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Eva Mary Lenz - Government record: birth-name: Eva Mary Lenz

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