John Alphonus Stapleton

Male1896–31 October 1976

Brief Life History of John Alphonus

When John Alphonus Stapleton was born in 1896, in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, his father, George Stapleton, was 38 and his mother, Catherine Arnold, was 30. He married Muriel Kathleen Whiteford on 18 November 1918, in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 31 October 1976, in Cheltenham, South Australia, Australia, at the age of 80, and was buried in Cheltenham Cemetery, Cheltenham, South Australia, Australia.

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Family Time Line

John Alphonus Stapleton
Muriel Kathleen Whiteford
Marriage: 18 November 1918
John Edward Stapleton
Allen Francis Stapleton

Sources (4)

  • John A Stapleton in the Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922
  • John A Stapleton and Muriel K Whiteford in the Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950
  • John Stapleton, "BillionGraves Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 November 1918Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    First Federal election.


    Age 5

    The Australian flag flown for the first time.


    Age 22

    Australian troops sent to fight in South African War.

    Name Meaning

    English and Irish: habitational name from any of various places called Stapleton (in Devon, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Leicestershire, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire, Cumberland), all named in Old English with stapol ‘post, pillar’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. The name is common in Ireland, where it has been established since medieval times in the counties of Tipperary and Kilkenny.

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

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