William Dingle

1892–1995 (Age 102)
Port Broughton, South Australia, Australia

The Life of William

When William Dingle was born on 2 May 1892, in Port Broughton, South Australia, Australia, his father, James Henry Dingle, was 37 and his mother, Mary Jane Tonkin, was 36. He married Ellen May Sparks on 15 October 1919, in South Australia, Australia. He died on 7 January 1995, in South Australia, Australia, at the age of 102, and was buried in South Australia, Australia.

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Family Time Line

William Dingle
Ellen May Sparks
Marriage: 15 October 1919

Spouse and Children


    Ellen May Sparks


15 October 1919
South Australia, Australia

Parents and Siblings

    James Henry Dingle


    Mary Jane Tonkin




+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 9

First Federal election.

Age 9

The Australian flag flown for the first time.

Age 29

Edith Cowan is elected to the Western Australia Parlaiment. She is the first woman parliamentarian in Australia.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone living in a small wooded dell or hollow, Middle English dingle (of uncertain origin). There is a district of Liverpool called Dingle.2 South German: nickname or status name for a smallholder, from Middle High German dingelīn ‘smallholding’.3 Americanized spelling of the old Prussian name Dingel or Dyngele, possibly from Germanic thing ‘legal assembly’.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922

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