Norman Eric Kirk

6 January 1923–31 August 1974 (Age 51)
Waimate, Canterbury, New Zealand

The Life Summary of Norman Eric

When Norman Eric Kirk was born on 6 January 1923, in Waimate, Canterbury, New Zealand, his father, Norman Kirk, was 21 and his mother, Vera Janet Jury, was 21. He married Lucy Ruth Miller on 17 July 1943, in Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand. In 1972, at the age of 51, his occupation is listed as 29th prime minister of new zealand . He died on 31 August 1974, in Wellington, New Zealand, at the age of 51, and was buried in Waimate, Canterbury, New Zealand.

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Family Time Line

Norman Eric Kirk
Lucy Ruth Miller
Marriage: 17 July 1943

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 July 1943Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Parents and Siblings



    World Events (6)

    Age 16
    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 20
    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. 
    1950 · The Wool Boom
    Age 27
    The Wool Boom was one of the greatest economic booms in the history of New Zealand. It was brought about by the need of wool from the United States during the Korean War. After the boom, the export price of wool has declined by 40% and the population of sheep on the Islands has continued to rise. 

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, English, and Danish: from Middle English, Danish kirk ‘church’ (Old Norse kirkja), a topographic name for someone who lived near a church. This name has also been established in Ireland since the 16th century or earlier.

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

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    Sources (2)

    • Norman E Kirk, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
    • Norman Eric Kirk, "Find A Grave Index"

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