Ada Mary Greenwood

1 February 1881–1948 (Age 66)
Wellington, New Zealand

The Life of Ada Mary

When Ada Mary Greenwood was born on 1 February 1881, in Wellington, New Zealand, her father, Ephraim Greenwood, was 29 and her mother, Mary Jesper Shinger Sutcliffe, was 30. She married William Ian Hamish Brock in 1911, in New Zealand. She died in 1948, in New Zealand, at the age of 67.

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William Ian Hamish Brock
Ada Mary Greenwood
Marriage: 1911

Spouse and Children

New Zealand

Parents and Siblings

    Ephraim Greenwood


    Mary Jesper Shinger Sutcliffe




World Events (7)

1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Age 6

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 12

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

Age 26

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

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived in a dense forest, from Middle English grene ‘green’ + wode ‘wood’, or a habitational name from a minor place so named, as for example Greenwood in Heathfield, East Sussex.2 English translation of Ashkenazic Jewish Grünholz, an ornamental compound of German grün ‘green’ + Holz ‘wood’, and probably of German Grünwald ( see Gruenwald ).3 English translation of French Boisvert .

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

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