Katherine (Kitty) Georgina Allan

31 July 1923–2003 (Age 79)
Whangarei, North Island, New Zealand

The Life of Katherine (Kitty) Georgina

When Katherine (Kitty) Georgina Allan was born on 31 July 1923, in Whangarei, North Island, New Zealand, her father, Charles Hallard Allan, was 29 and her mother, Charlotte Rennie, was 31. She married Samuel John O'Rorke in 1944, in Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand. She died in 2003, in North Shore, North Shore City, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Samuel John O'Rorke
Katherine (Kitty) Georgina Allan
Marriage: 1944

Spouse and Children

Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 16

WWII. Troops from New Zealand see action in Europe, North Africa and the Pacific during World War II.
1943 · Eleanor Roosevelt Visits During War

Age 20

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt visited New Zealand during the calmer years of World War II in the Pacific. It was the first time that a first lady of the United States had visited the country alone without their husband. 

Age 24

New Zealand gains full independence from Britain.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: variant spelling of Allen . This is the more common spelling of the name in Scotland and northern England; in Scotland it is often found as an English form of the Gaelic name McAllan ( see McAllen ).

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

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

Memories of Aunty Kitty

Katherine was known as Kitty Aunty Kitty and Nana Allan were good singers. Aunty Kitty was having a big bomb fire and invited friends over then they went down to the local hall for a dance and that is …

Sources (2)

  • History
  • New Zealand Death Record

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