Edith Mabel Florence Higgins

1895–25 August 1953 (Age 58)
New Zealand

The Life of Edith Mabel Florence

When Edith Mabel Florence Higgins was born in 1895, in New Zealand, her father, Charles Henry Higgins, was 43 and her mother, Amelia Mary Skinner, was 38. She married Patrick Francis Roche in 1932, in New Zealand. She died on 25 August 1953, in her hometown, at the age of 58, and was buried in Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.

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Patrick Francis Roche
Edith Mabel Florence Higgins
Marriage: 1932

Spouse and Children

New Zealand

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Henry Higgins


    Amelia Mary Skinner




    Charles Higgins



    Emily Eliza HIGGINS



    Bessie Miriam Higgins


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World Events (7)

1896 · National Council of Women

Age 1

The National Council of Women of New Zealand was created as an organization after women won the right to vote. Today works to help achieve gender equality in New Zealand and in 2017 introduced Gender Equal NZ, which is fighting for Zealanders to have the freedom and opportunity to determine their own future no matter which gender they are.

Age 12

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

Age 19

Outbreak of World War I. New Zealand commits thousands of troops to the British war effort. They suffer heavy casualties in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey in 1915.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUiginn ‘descendant of Uiginn’, a byname meaning ‘viking’, ‘searover’ (from Old Norse víkingr).2 Irish: variant of Hagan .3 English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Higgin, a pet form of Hick .

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

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  • Edith Mabel Florence Roche, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"
  • Edith Mabel Florence Roche, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Edith Mabel Florence Higgins, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"

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