William Alfred Wardle

1877–10 April 1959 (Age 82)
Hindmarsh Valley, South Australia, Australia

The Life of William Alfred

When William Alfred Wardle was born in 1877, in Hindmarsh Valley, South Australia, Australia, his father, Ralph Wardle, was 44 and his mother, Eliza Helen Abbott, was 38. He married Margaret Keough about 1909, in Australia. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 10 April 1959, in Goodwood, South Australia, Australia, at the age of 82, and was buried in Centennial Park Cemetery, Pasadena, South Australia, Australia.

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Family Time Line

William Alfred Wardle
Margaret Keough
Marriage: about 1909
James Franklin Wardle

Spouse and Children

about 1909


Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 0

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

Age 15

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

Age 24

First Federal election.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from places in Cheshire and Greater Manchester (formerly in Lancashire) called Wardle, from Old English weard ‘watch’ + hyll ‘hill’. Compare Warden 2 and Wardlaw . 2. regional name from Weardale in County Durham, which takes its name from the Wear river (named with a Celtic word probably meaning ‘water’) + Old Norse dalr ‘valley’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Alfred Wardle in entry for Franklin James Wardle, "Australia, South Australia, School Admission Registers, 1873-1985"
  • William Alfred Wardle in entry for James Franklin Wardle, "Australia, South Australia, School Admission Registers, 1873-1985"
  • William Alfred Wardle, "Find A Grave Index"

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