Robert William Rogers

Brief Life History of Robert William

When Robert William Rogers was born on 11 December 1902, in Taranaki, New Zealand, his father, Richard Rogers, was 40 and his mother, Matilda Potts, was 24. He married Violet Annie WALKER in 1935, in New Zealand. He died on 6 March 1985, in New Zealand, at the age of 82, and was buried in Eden Terrace, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Robert William Rogers
1902–1985
Violet Annie WALKER
1901–1970
Marriage: 1935

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  • https://bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/Search/Search.aspx?Path=%2fqueryEntry.m%3ftype%3dbirths
  • Robert William Rogers, "Find A Grave Index"
  • https://bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/Search/Search.aspx?Path=%2fqueryEntry.m%3ftype%3ddeaths#SearchResults

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World Events (8)

1907

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

1907 · Dominion of New Zealand

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. 

1939

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

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): variant of Roger , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

Irish: adopted for Gaelic Mac Ruaidhrí (see Rorie ).

History: Thomas Rogers (c. 1587–1621), born in London, England, was among the Pilgrim Fathers who sailed on the Mayflower in 1620. He died during the first winter at Plymouth Colony, but his son Joseph survived and married, and was later joined in MA by his brother John. This name was subsequently brought to North America independently by many different bearers.

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

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