Annie Tonkin

1875–1961 (Age 85)
Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand

The Life of Annie

When Annie Tonkin was born on 22 October 1875, in Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand, her father, John Uriah Tonkin, was 33 and her mother, Mary Jane Gribben, was 23. She married William Martin Palmer in 1906. She died in 1961, at the age of 86.

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Annie Tonkin
William Martin Palmer
Marriage: 1906

Spouse & Children

  • Female1875–1961Female

  • William Martin Palmer



Parents & Siblings

  • Male1842–1925Male

  • Mary Jane Gribben




  • Mary Tonkin


  • Eadeth Tonkin


  • Richard Tonkin


  • Female1875–1961Female

  • Male1877–1949Male

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World Events (8)

1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Age 12

Tongariro National Park was the sixth national park established in the world and the first in New Zealand. In the center of the park there lies three active volcanic mountains (Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro). it is home to the famed Tongariro Alpine Crossing day hike and has been recognized as a World Heritage Site for all its natural values.

Age 18

New Zealand becomes world's first country to give women the vote.

Age 32

The country becomes a dominion, or self-governing community, within the British empire.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Devon): from a pet form of the personal name Thomas .

Possible Related Names

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

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