Thomas John Brumby Donovan

1886–1964 (Age 78)
New Zealand

The Life of Thomas John Brumby

When Thomas John Brumby Donovan was born in 1886, in New Zealand, his father, Timothy Donovan, was 33 and his mother, Alice Maud Brumby, was 20. He married Margaret Ewan in 1913, in New Zealand. He died in 1964, in his hometown, at the age of 78.

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Thomas John Brumby Donovan
Margaret Ewan
Marriage: 1913

Spouse and Children

New Zealand

Parents and Siblings

    Timothy Donovan


    Alice Maud Brumby




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World Events (8)

1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Age 1

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 7

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

Age 21

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

Name Meaning

Irish (originally of County Limerick, later of Counties Cork and Kilkenny): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Donndubháin ‘descendant of Donndubhán’, a personal name composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + dubh ‘black’ + the diminutive suffix -án.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Kate Donovan, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"
  • Thomas John Brumby Donovan, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"

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