William Augustine Becker

6 July 1871–June 1953 (Age 81)
Saint Marys, Tasmania, Australia

The Life Summary 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
Jane Higgins
Marriage: 28 August 1896
Augustus Gordon Becker
Laurence William Lyell Becker

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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

1 Dutch, German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a baker of bread, or brick and tiles, from backen ‘to bake’.2 English: occupational name for a maker or user of mattocks or pickaxes, from an agent derivative of Old English becca ‘mattock’.

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

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Sources (7)

  • William Augustus Becker, "Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (District Registers), 1839-1938"
  • William Augustus Becker, "Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933"
  • William Augustus Becker, "Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933"

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