William Augustine Becker

Male6 July 1871–June 1953

Brief Life History of William Augustine

When William Augustine Becker was born on 6 July 1871, in Saint Marys, Tasmania, Australia, his father, Godfried George Becker, was 22 and his mother, Sarah Matilda Walker, was 21. He married Jane Higgins on 28 August 1896, in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died in June 1953, in Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, at the age of 81, and was buried in North Island, New Zealand.

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William Augustine Becker
Emily Elfrida Wood
Marriage: 1918
Ashley William Becker
Ronald Ian Becker
Zola Alfrida Becker

Sources (12)

  • Register of BDM, Australia, Tasmania - Birth Reg No 1871/109/422
  • William Augustus Becker, "Australia Marriages, 1810-1980"
  • William Augustus Becker, "Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (District Registers), 1839-1938"

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    World Events (8)


    Age 6

    Australia and England play the first-ever cricket Test match in Melbourne.

    1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

    Age 16

    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 22

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

    Name Meaning

    German and Dutch: occupational name for a baker of bread, or brick and tiles, derived from Middle High German and Middle Dutch backen ‘to bake’. The German surname is also found in France (mainly Lorraine and Alsace).

    Danish: occupational name for a baker, from bechere ‘baker’.

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a baker, from German Bäcker (compare 1 and Backer ) or Yiddish beker ‘baker’.

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

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