Bessie Marguerite Land

Female1894–14 November 1966

Brief Life History of Bessie Marguerite

When Bessie Marguerite Land was born in 1894, in Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand, her father, Richard Land, was 51 and her mother, Emma Hankins, was 39. She married Ernest William White on 30 January 1928, in Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand. She died on 14 November 1966, in Te Awamutu, Waikato, New Zealand, at the age of 72, and was buried in Purewa Cemetery, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Ernest William White
Bessie Marguerite Land
Marriage: 30 January 1928

Sources (3)

  • Bessie Marguerite White, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Bessie Marguerite Land, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1896"
  • Cemetery Record

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 January 1928Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    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, German, and Dutch: topographic name from Old English, Middle Dutch land, Middle High German lant ‘land, territory’. This had more specialized senses in the Middle Ages, being used to denote the countryside as opposed to a town or an estate.

    English: topographic name from Middle English launde ‘glade’ (Old French land), or a habitational name from a place called with this word, such as Launde in Leicestershire or Laund in Yorkshire.

    Norwegian: habitational name from any of the three farmsteads so named, from Old Norse land ‘land, territory’ (see 1 above).

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

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