Esther Ann Ash

1897–1978 (Age 81)
Lincoln, Selwyn, Canterbury, New Zealand

The Life of Esther Ann

When Esther Ann Ash was born on 7 March 1897, in Lincoln, Selwyn, Canterbury, New Zealand, her father, William Ash, was 22 and her mother, Elizabeth Jarvis, was 24. She married Charles Norman Anderson on 21 April 1920, in New Zealand. She died on 15 August 1978, in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand, at the age of 81, and was buried in Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.

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Family Time Line

Esther Ann Ash
Charles Norman Anderson
Marriage: 21 April 1920

Spouse & Children

  • Female1897–1978Female

  • Charles Norman Anderson


21 April 1920
New Zealand

Parents & Siblings



  • Female1897–1978Female

  • Male1898–1956Male

  • Ronald Mckenzie ASH


  • Douglas Mckenzie ASH


World Events (8)


Age 10

The country becomes a dominion, or self-governing community, within the British empire.
1907 · Dominion of New Zealand

Age 10

The Dominion of New Zealand was brought about when New Zealand proclaimed itself a political independent government inside the British Empire. The Dominion of New Zealand allowed the British Government to shape its foreign policy, and it followed Britain into the First World War. Full independence was granted in 1931 and adopted by the New Zealand Parliament in 1947. 
1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 26

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 Middle English asche ‘ash tree’ (Old English æsc), hence a topographic name for someone living by an ash tree or a habitational name from any of the many places in southern and central England named with this word (Derbyshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Kent, Surrey, Shropshire, Somerset, and elsewhere).2 In New England, Ash is commonly found for French Dufresne , with the same meaning.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an acronym for Yiddish AltSHul ( see Altschul ) or AyznSHtot ( see Eisenstadt ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Esther Ann Ash, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"

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