Hilda Grace Edwards

1887–1985 (Age 98)
New Zealand

The Life of Hilda Grace

When Hilda Grace Edwards was born in 1887, in New Zealand, her father, Henry Dodsworth Edwards, was 36 and her mother, Ellen Pickess, was 31. She married Harold Gray Potts in 1908, in New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died in 1985, in her hometown, at the age of 98.

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Family Time Line

Harold Gray Potts
Hilda Grace Edwards
Marriage: 1908
Leslie Gerwood Potts
Olive Ethel POTTS
Edna Beverley POTTS

Spouse and Children

New Zealand



    Olive Ethel POTTS


    Edna Beverley POTTS


Parents and Siblings

    Henry Dodsworth Edwards


    Ellen Pickess




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World Events (8)

1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Age 0

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.

Age 6

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

Age 27

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

English (also common in Wales): patronymic from Edward .

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

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  • Hilda Grace Edwards, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"

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