Olive Dagg

1890–22 March 1985 (Age 95)
Whangaehu, Rangitikei, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

The Life of Olive

When Olive Dagg was born in 1890, in Whangaehu, Rangitikei, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, her father, Henry John Dagg, was 40 and her mother, Elizabeth Sarah Wilton, was 34. She married George Mathew Spencer in 1919, in New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died on 22 March 1985, in Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, at the age of 95, and was buried in Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

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Family Time Line

George Mathew Spencer
Olive Dagg
Marriage: 1919
Russell William Spencer
Norma Olive Spencer
Marion Olga Spencer
Zita Lucinda Spencer

Spouse and Children

New Zealand


    Russell William Spencer



    Marion Olga Spencer


    Zita Lucinda Spencer


Parents and Siblings

    Henry John Dagg


    Elizabeth Sarah Wilton




+5 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 3

New Zealand becomes world's first country to give women the vote.
1896 · National Council of Women

Age 6

The National Council of Women of New Zealand was created as an organization after women won the right to vote. Today works to help achieve gender equality in New Zealand and in 2017 introduced Gender Equal NZ, which is fighting for Zealanders to have the freedom and opportunity to determine their own future no matter which gender they are.
1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 33

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. 

Name Meaning

1 English: from Old French dague ‘dagger’ (of uncertain origin), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of daggers, or a nickname for someone who carried one. Middle English Dagger is a later development of the same word. The surname was taken to southern Ireland in the 17th century.2 Scottish: on the evidence of the early spelling Dog, Black believed this possibly to be a form of Doig .3 German: from a personal name based on Old High German tac ‘day’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Olive Dagg Spencer, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Olive Dagg, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"

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