Flora Anna Pearson

1878–11 June 1955 (Age 77)
Waiwera, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

The Life of Flora Anna

When Flora Anna Pearson was born in 1878, in Waiwera, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand, her father, Henry Yeomen Pearson, was 27 and her mother, Eliza Elizabeth Henrietta Saunders, was 25. She married Francis Thomas Joyce on 1 November 1899. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 11 June 1955, in Cambridge, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand, at the age of 77, and was buried in Hautapu, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.

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Family Time Line

Francis Thomas Joyce
Flora Anna Pearson
Marriage: 1 November 1899
Francis Henry Joyce
Arthur Joyce
Herbert James Joyce
Florence Pearl Joyce
Mabel May Muriel Joyce
Harold Leslie Joyce

Spouse and Children

1 November 1899


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Yeomen Pearson


    Eliza Elizabeth Henrietta Saunders




    Albert George Pearson


    Agnes Augusta Pearson



    Weston Robert Pearson


World Events (7)

1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Age 9

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 15

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

Age 29

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

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Piers ( see Pierce ). The surname is also quite common in Ireland, where it has been established for many centuries.2 Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish surnames.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Florence Joyce in entry for Francis Joyce, "New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981"
  • Florence Annie Joyce, "New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981"
  • Florence Annie Joyce in entry for Francis Thomas Joyce, "New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981"

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