Florence Ling

10 November 1869–15 July 1919 (Age 49)
Burra, New South Wales, Australia

The Life of Florence

When Florence Ling was born on 10 November 1869, in Burra, New South Wales, Australia, her father, Alfred Charles Ling, was 31 and her mother, Margaret Wilson, was 39. She died on 15 July 1919, in Moruya, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 49, and was buried in Kiora, New South Wales, Australia.

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Alfred Charles Ling
Margaret Wilson
Alice Maria Ling
Frank Alexander Ling
Florence Ling

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World Events (7)


Age 1

British troops withdraw from Australia.

Age 8

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

Age 23

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly East Anglia): habitational name from Lyng in Norfolk, so named from Old English hlinc ‘hillside’, or from either of two places in Norfolk and Lincolnshire named Ling, from Old Norse lyng ‘ling’, ‘heather’. There is also a Lyng in Somerset, so named from Old English lengen ‘long place’.2 German: variant of Link .3 Chinese 凌: from a word meaning ‘ice’. In ancient times, the imperial palace was able to enjoy ice in the summer by storing winter ice in a cellar, entrusting its care to an official called the iceman. This post was once filled during the Zhou dynasty ( 1122–221 bc ) by a descendant of Kang Shu , the eighth son of Wen Wang , who had been granted the state of Wei soon after the establishment of the Zhou dynasty. Descendants of this particular iceman adopted the word for ice, ling, as their surname.

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

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