Christina Mary Bruce

8 January 1911–10 August 2003 (Age 92)
Pirongia, Waipa, Waikato, New Zealand

The Life of Christina Mary

Christina Mary Bruce was born on 8 January 1911, in Pirongia, Waipa, Waikato, New Zealand. She married William George Odgers in 1938, in New Zealand. She died on 10 August 2003, in Whangarei, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

William George Odgers
1910–1973
Christina Mary Bruce
1911–2003
Marriage: 1938

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1938
New Zealand

World Events (8)

1914

Age 3

Outbreak of World War I. New Zealand commits thousands of troops to the British war effort. They suffer heavy casualties in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey in 1915.
1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 12

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. 
1939

Age 28

WWII. Troops from New Zealand see action in Europe, North Africa and the Pacific during World War II.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place in Normandy which has not been certainly identified. Traditionally, it is believed to be derived from Brix near Cherbourg, but Le Brus in Calvados and Briouze in Orne have also been proposed as candidates.

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

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