Gwendoline Mabel Annie Travers

21 August 1914–29 September 2006 (Age 92)
Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

The Life of Gwendoline Mabel Annie

Gwendoline Mabel Annie Travers was born on 21 August 1914, in Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand. She married James Henry Fergusson on 27 December 1933, in Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 29 September 2006, in her hometown, at the age of 92, and was buried in Te Uku, Auckland, New Zealand.

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James Henry Fergusson
Gwendoline Mabel Annie Travers
Marriage: 27 December 1933
Clive Charles Johnson Fergusson

Spouse and Children

27 December 1933
Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand


    Clive Charles Johnson Fergusson


World Events (7)

1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 9

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. 

Age 25

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 29

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. 

Name Meaning

1 English and French: occupational name for a gatherer of tolls exacted for the right of passage across a bridge, ford, or other thoroughfare, from Middle English, Old French travers ‘passage’, ‘crossing’, from Old French traverser ‘to cross’.2 Northern Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Treabhair ( see Trevor ).

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

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  • Gwendoline Mabel Annie Fergusson, "Find A Grave Index"

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