Henry Victor Russell

16 March 1905–30 July 1974 (Age 69)
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

The Life of Henry Victor

When Henry Victor Russell was born on 16 March 1905, in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand, his father, John Russell, was 42 and his mother, Mary Harraway, was 34. He died on 30 July 1974, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 69.

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John Russell
Mary Harraway
Victoria May Russell
John Harraway Russell
Henry Victor Russell
Stanley George Russell

Parents and Siblings

    John Russell


    Mary Harraway




World Events (8)


Age 2

The country becomes a dominion, or self-governing community, within the British empire.
1907 · Dominion of New Zealand

Age 2

The Dominion of New Zealand was brought about when New Zealand proclaimed itself a political independent government inside the British Empire. The Dominion of New Zealand allowed the British Government to shape its foreign policy, and it followed Britain into the First World War. Full independence was granted in 1931 and adopted by the New Zealand Parliament in 1947. 

Age 34

Australia joins Britain in declaration of war on Germany.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: from Rousel, a common Anglo-Norman French nickname for someone with red hair, a diminutive of Rouse with the hypocoristic suffix -el.2 Americanized spelling of German Rüssel, from a pet form of any of the various personal names formed with the Old High German element hrōd ‘renown’.

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

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