Dorothea Zelma Reid

21 January 1916–about 2009 (Age 93)
New Zealand

The Life of Dorothea Zelma

When Dorothea Zelma Reid was born on 21 January 1916, in New Zealand, her father, Stephen Hope Reid, was 27 and her mother, Christina Maude Asquith, was 30. She died about 2009, in her hometown, at the age of 93.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Hope Reid
1889–1957
Christina Maude Asquith
1886–
Dorothea Zelma Reid
1916–2009

Parents and Siblings

    Male1889–1957Male

    Christina Maude Asquith

    Female1886–Female

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World Events (8)

1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 7

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. 
1939

Age 23

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 27

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

Scottish:1. nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Older Scots reid ‘red’. 2. topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing, from Old English rȳd ‘woodland clearing’. Compare English Read .

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

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