Hugh Houston Arthur

1875–1953 (Age 77)
Stockyard Hill, Victoria, Australia

The Life of Hugh Houston

When Hugh Houston Arthur was born on 5 September 1875, in Stockyard Hill, Victoria, Australia, his father, Hugh Arthur, was 47 and his mother, Wilhelmina Houston, was 34. He died on 26 July 1953, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, at the age of 77.

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Hugh Houston Arthur
Isabella E N McClean

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    Hugh Arthur


    Wilhelmina Houston




    Jane Douglas Arthur


    Mary Arthur


    Mary Arthur


    James Arthur


    James Lennox Arthur


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World Events (8)


Age 2

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

Age 17

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

Age 26

First Federal election.

Name Meaning

Scottish, Irish, Welsh, English, and French: from the ancient Celtic personal name Arthur. In many cases it is a shortened form of Scottish or Irish McArthur , the patronymic Mac- often being dropped in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries under English influence. The personal name is most probably from an old Celtic word meaning ‘bear’. Compare Gaelic art, Welsh arth, both of which mean ‘bear’. It has been in regular use as a personal name in Britain since the early Middle Ages, owing its popularity in large part to the legendary exploits of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, which gave rise to a prolific literature in Welsh, French, English, German, and other European languages.

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

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