Stanley Eddington Messer

12 September 1915–6 July 1996 (Age 80)
Penrith, New South Wales, Australia

The Life of Stanley Eddington

When Stanley Eddington Messer was born on 12 September 1915, in Penrith, New South Wales, Australia, his father, Stanley Thomas Messer, was 24 and his mother, Ethel Jane Collum, was 23. He died on 6 July 1996, at the age of 80.

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Stanley Thomas Messer
Ethel Jane Collum
Jean Ada Messer
Clarice Irene Messer
Stanley Eddington Messer
Lyla Joyce Messer
Ethel Rita Messer
Reginald Messer
Denis Robert Messer

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Australian troops sent to fight in South African War.

Age 3

Battle on the Somme. Australian forces capture Mont St. Quentin.

Age 24

Australia joins Britain in declaration of war on Germany.

Name Meaning

1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a cutler, from Middle High German mezzer ‘knife’, from Old High German mezzirahs, mezzisahs, a compound of maz ‘food’, ‘meat’ + sahs ‘knife’, ‘sword’. The Jewish name is from German Messer ‘knife’ or Yiddish meser.2 German: occupational name for an official in charge of measuring the dues paid in kind by tenants, from an agent derivative of Middle High German mezzen ‘to measure’.3 English and Scottish: occupational name for someone who kept watch over harvested crops, Middle English, Older Scots mess(i)er, from Old French messier ( see Messier ).

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

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