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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Family Time Line

Stanley Thomas Messer
1890–1961
Ethel Jane Collum
1892–1970
Jean Ada Messer
1913–2007
Clarice Irene Messer
1914–1982
Stanley Eddington Messer
1915–1996
Lyla Joyce Messer
1916–1917
Ethel Rita Messer
1924–1979
Reginald Messer
1929–1997
Denis Robert Messer
1936–1939

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World Events (8)

1918

Age 3

Australian troops sent to fight in South African War.
1918

Age 3

Battle on the Somme. Australian forces capture Mont St. Quentin.
1939

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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