Alva Daphne White Lovegrove

1915–2009 (Age 93)
New Zealand

The Life of Alva Daphne White

When Alva Daphne White Lovegrove was born on 22 November 1915, in New Zealand, her father, Ernest Victor Lovegrove, was 36 and her mother, Annie Boswell, was 36. She married Maclaren Eric Gillespie in 1941, in New Zealand. She died in 2009, in Wellington, New Zealand, at the age of 94, and was buried in Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand.

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Alva Daphne White Lovegrove
Maclaren Eric Gillespie
Marriage: 1941

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New Zealand

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World Events (8)

1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 8

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 24

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 28

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 (Berkshire): habitational name from an unidentified place, possibly named with the Old English personal name Lufa ( see Love 1) + Old English grāf ‘grove’, ‘thicket’.

Possible Related Names

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

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