Dorothy Ethel Allen

1901–1985 (Age 84)
New Zealand

The Life of Dorothy Ethel

When Dorothy Ethel Allen was born in 1901, in New Zealand, her father, Charles Joseph Allen, was 26 and her mother, Ethel Goodier, was 24. She married Percival Frederick Saunders in 1926, in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. She died in 1985, in her hometown, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Percival Frederick Saunders
1904–1986
Dorothy Ethel Allen
1901–1985
Marriage: 1926

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1926
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

    Female1901–1985Female

    Elaine Myrtle Allen

    Female1909–1946Female

    Ronald Cecil Allen

    Male1911–1972Male

World Events (8)

1907

Age 6

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

Age 6

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 22

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

English and Scottish: from a Celtic personal name of great antiquity and obscurity. In England the personal name is now usually spelled Alan, the surname Allen; in Scotland the surname is more often Allan. Various suggestions have been put forward regarding its origin; the most plausible is that it originally meant ‘little rock’. Compare Gaelic ailín, diminutive of ail ‘rock’. The present-day frequency of the surname Allen in England and Ireland is partly accounted for by the popularity of the personal name among Breton followers of William the Conqueror, by whom it was imported first to Britain and then to Ireland. St. Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another St. Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

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

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