Edward Albert Bright

6 January 1927–17 June 1980 (Age 53)
New Zealand

The Life of Edward Albert

When Edward Albert Bright was born on 6 January 1927, in New Zealand, his father, William James Bright, was 49 and his mother, Martha Ann Neal, was 44. He married Elaine Nancy Foster in 1957, in New Zealand. He died on 17 June 1980, in Papakura, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand, at the age of 53.

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Edward Albert Bright
Elaine Nancy Foster
Marriage: 1957

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World Events (7)


Age 12

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 16

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. 

Age 20

New Zealand gains full independence from Britain.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English nickname or personal name, meaning ‘bright’, ‘fair’, ‘pretty’, from Old English beorht ‘bright’, ‘shining’.2 English: from a short form of any of several Old English personal names of which beorht was the first element, such as Beorhthelm ‘bright helmet’. Compare Bert .3 Americanized form of German Brecht .

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

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