Alan William Cleaver

1904–1953 (Age 49)
New Zealand

The Life of Alan William

When Alan William Cleaver was born in 1904, in New Zealand, his father, Thomas McDowell Cleaver, was 48 and his mother, Elizabeth Page, was 36. He married Isabel Alice Andrews in 1946, in New Zealand. He died in 1953, in Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, at the age of 49.

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Alan William Cleaver
Isabel Alice Andrews
Marriage: 1946

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World Events (7)


Age 3

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

Age 3

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. 
1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 19

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. 

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English clevere ‘one who cleaves’ (a derivative of Old English clēofan ‘to split’), hence an occupational name for someone who split wood into planks using a wedge rather than a saw, or possibly for a butcher.2 English: topographic name from Middle English cleve ‘bank’, ‘slope’ (from the dative of Old English clif) + the suffix -er, denoting an inhabitant.3 Americanized spelling of German Kliewer or Klüver ( see Kluver ).

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

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  • Alan Cleaver, "New Zealand, Obituaries, 1844-1963"
  • Alan Cleaver, "New Zealand, Obituaries, 1844-1963"
  • Alan William Cleaver, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"

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