Alan Frederick Burchfield

24 July 1921–15 August 1989 (Age 68)
New Zealand

The Life of Alan Frederick

When Alan Frederick Burchfield was born on 24 July 1921, in New Zealand, his father, Frederick Burchfield, was 30 and his mother, Mary Lauder Blair, was 26. He died on 15 August 1989, at the age of 68, and was buried in Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand.

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Frederick Burchfield
Mary Lauder Blair
Alan Frederick Burchfield
Robert William Burchfield

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World Events (7)

1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 2

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 18

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 22

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

English: habitational name from any of various minor places called Birchfield, from Old English birce ‘birch’ + feld ‘open country’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Allan Frederick Burchfield, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Allan Frederick Burchfield, "BillionGraves Index"
  • 1954 NZ Electoral Rolls Alan Frederick Burchfield

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