Richard Elijah Vincent

28 September 1881–17 July 1964 (Age 82)
Canterbury, Canterbury, New Zealand

The Life of Richard Elijah

When Richard Elijah Vincent was born on 28 September 1881, in Canterbury, Canterbury, New Zealand, his father, Alfred Vincent, was 25 and his mother, Eliza Mary Peace, was 28. He married Mary Hairsine Smith in 1916, in New Zealand. He died on 17 July 1964, in Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand, at the age of 82.

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Richard Elijah Vincent
Mary Hairsine Smith
Marriage: 1916

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World Events (8)

1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Age 6

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 12

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

Age 26

The country becomes a dominion, or self-governing community, within the British empire.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: from a medieval personal name (Latin Vincentius, a derivative of vincens, genitive vincentis, present participle of vincere ‘to conquer’). The name was borne by a 3rdcentury Spanish martyr widely venerated in the Middle Ages and by a 5th-century monk and writer of Lérins, as well as various other early saints. In eastern Europe the name became popular in honor of Wincenty Kadłubek (died 1223 ), a bishop of Kraków and an early chronicler.2 Irish: the English surname has been established in the south of Ireland since the 17th century, and has also been adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Mac Dhuibhinse ‘son of the dark man of the island’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • 1964 Probate Richard Elijah Vincent, "New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843-1998"
  • 1881 Birth Registration Richard Elijah Vincent, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1896"

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