Nancy May Speedy

1900–1985 (Age 85)
New Zealand

The Life of Nancy May

When Nancy May Speedy was born in 1900, in New Zealand, her father, William Groves Speedy, was 38 and her mother, Norah MacShane, was 24. She married William Robertson Maxwell in 1925, in New Zealand. She died in 1985, in her hometown, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

William Robertson Maxwell
1890–1952
Nancy May Speedy
1900–1985
Marriage: 1925

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1925
New Zealand

Parents and Siblings

    William Groves Speedy

    Male1862–1934Male

    Female1876–1961Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1907

Age 7

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

Age 7

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 23

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

Scottish: from an adjectival or diminutive form of Speed 2.

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

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