Wilhelmina Minnie Spanhake

14 December 1880–8 September 1964 (Age 83)
Dargaville, Auckland, New Zealand

The Life of Wilhelmina Minnie

When Wilhelmina Minnie Spanhake was born on 14 December 1880, in Dargaville, Auckland, New Zealand, her father, John William Henry Spanhake, was 34 and her mother, Wilhelmina Henrietta Sophie Subritzky, was 30. She married William Henry Richards on 25 June 1902, in Kaitaia, Auckland, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 13 daughters. She died on 8 September 1964, in Kaitaia, Auckland, New Zealand, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Richards
1871–1950
Wilhelmina Minnie Spanhake
1880–1964
Marriage: 25 June 1902
Elsie May Richards
1903–1970
Lottie Beatrix Richards
1904–1990
Sidney George Melville Richards
1905–1989
Ellen Edna Richards
1909–1992
Lorna Sylvia Richards
1911–1999
Phyllis Mary Eileen Richards
1913–1999
Phyllis Mary Eileen Richards
1913–1999
Mavis Clarice Louisa Richards
1915–1998
Mavis Clarice Louisa Richards
1915–1998
Clarence Vivian Thomas Richards
1918–1998
Clarence Vivian Thomas Richards
1918–1998
Lesley Vaughan Richards
1920–2004
Lesley Vaughan Richards
1920–2004
Mrs Leslie Vaughan Mina McWilliam (nee Richards)
1920–2011
Audrey Ruth Prudence Richards
1925–2004
Audrey Ruth Prudence Richards
1925–2004

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 June 1902
Kaitaia, Auckland, New Zealand
children

(16)

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Parents and Siblings

    John William Henry Spanhake

    Male1846–1921Male

    Wilhelmina Henrietta Sophie Subritzky

    Female1850–1889Female

siblings

(9)

    Frederick Ludolph Spanhake

    Male1871–1933Male

    Female1872–1946Female

    Laura Sophia Maria Spanhake

    Female1873–1941Female

    Female1875–1954Female

    Arnold Wilford Spanhake

    Male1876–1942Male

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Age 7

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.
1893

Age 13

New Zealand becomes world's first country to give women the vote.
1907

Age 27

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wilhelmina in entry for William Henry Richards, "New Zealand, Obituaries, 1844-1963"
  • Wilhelmina in entry for William Henry Richards, "New Zealand, Obituaries, 1844-1963"
  • Wilhelmina Richards, "New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981"

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