Edith Jane Peacock

28 July 1870–6 October 1953 (Age 83)
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

The Life of Edith Jane

When Edith Jane Peacock was born on 28 July 1870, in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand, her father, James Peacock, was 26 and her mother, Jane Loney, was 22. She married Hugh Hepburn in 1897, in New Zealand. She died on 6 October 1953, in Riccarton, Canterbury, New Zealand, at the age of 83.

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Hugh Hepburn
Edith Jane Peacock
Marriage: 1897

Spouse and Children

New Zealand

Parents and Siblings

    James Peacock


    Jane Loney




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World Events (7)

1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Age 17

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 23

New Zealand becomes world's first country to give women the vote.
1896 · National Council of Women

Age 26

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.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English pe, pa, po ‘peacock’, with the later disambiguating addition of cok ‘male bird’, hence a nickname for a vain, strutting person or for a dandy. In some cases it may be a habitational name from a house distinguished by the sign of a peacock. This surname is established in Ireland also.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Mrs E J Hepburn, "New Zealand, Obituaries, 1844-1963"
  • Edith Jane Peacock, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"

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