Grace Ley Chalk

23 February 1876–21 December 1924 (Age 48)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

The Life of Grace Ley

When Grace Ley Chalk was born on 23 February 1876, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, her father, John Chalk, was 37 and her mother, Helen Fulford, was 33. She married Ernest Ewart Silver Collings on 11 January 1899, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 21 December 1924, in Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia, at the age of 48, and was buried in Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia.

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Family Time Line

Ernest Ewart Silver Collings
Grace Ley Chalk
Marriage: 11 January 1899
Desdemona Grace Collings
Desmond Maxwell Collings
Jeffrey Franklin Collings
Ewart Ralston Collings

Spouse and Children

11 January 1899
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Parents and Siblings

    John Chalk


    Helen Fulford




+6 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 1

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

Age 16

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

Age 25

First Federal election.

Name Meaning

English: from Old English cealc ‘chalk’, applied as a topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of chalk soil, or as a habitational name from any of the various places named with this word, as for example Chalk in Kent or Chalke in Wiltshire.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Grace Ley Chalk Collings, "Find A Grave Index"

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