Rosa May Harvey

17 November 1887–17 January 1957 (Age 69)
Deloraine, Tasmania, Australia

The Life of Rosa May

When Rosa May Harvey was born on 17 November 1887, in Deloraine, Tasmania, Australia, her father, James Harvey, was 32 and her mother, Martha Walker, was 33. She married Adolphus Charles Howell in 1929, in New South Wales, Australia. She died on 17 January 1957, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Adolphus Charles Howell
1872–1944
Rosa May Harvey
1887–1957
Marriage: 1929

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1929
New South Wales, Australia

Parents and Siblings

    James Harvey

    Male1855–Male

    Female1854–1939Female

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1892

Age 5

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.
1901

Age 14

First Federal election.
1911

Age 24

Canberra is founded and designated as the capital. The Federal Capital Territory is established as an area of two 360 square kilometers in the Yass-Canberra district.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from the Breton personal name Aeruiu or Haerviu, composed of the elements haer ‘battle’, ‘carnage’+ vy ‘worthy’, which was brought to England by Breton followers of William the Conqueror, for the most part in the Gallicized form Hervé. (The change from -er- to -ar- was a normal development in Middle English and Old French.) Reaney believes that the surname is also occasionally from a Norman personal name, Old German Herewig, composed of the Germanic elements hari, heri ‘army’ + wīg ‘war’.2 Irish: mainly of English origin, in Ulster and County Wexford, but sometimes a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAirmheadhaigh ‘descendant of Airmheadhach’, a personal name probably meaning ‘esteemed’. It seems to be a derivative of Airmheadh, the name borne by a mythological physician.3 Irish (County Fermanagh): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarchaidh ‘descendant of Earchadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Rose May Harvey, "Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933"
  • Rosa May Harvey, "Australia Marriages, 1810-1980"

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