Lawrence Randolph Beardsley

16 December 1910–2002 (Age 91)
New Zealand

The Life of Lawrence Randolph

When Lawrence Randolph Beardsley was born on 16 December 1910, in New Zealand, his father, Henry Elisha Beardsley, was 43 and his mother, Lilly Hollingworth, was 38. He married Marjorie Hessey Fraser on 20 April 1935, in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. He died in 2002, in his hometown, at the age of 92.

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Lawrence Randolph Beardsley
Marjorie Hessey Fraser
Marriage: 20 April 1935

Spouse and Children

20 April 1935
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Elisha Beardsley


    Lilly Hollingworth




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World Events (8)


Age 4

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.
1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 13

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 29

WWII. Troops from New Zealand see action in Europe, North Africa and the Pacific during World War II.

Name Meaning

English: possibly a variant of Bardsley , or alternatively a habitational name from an unidentified place (possibly in Nottinghamshire, where the surname is particularly common).

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

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