Robert John Ranger

25 June 1895–3 June 1964 (Age 68)
Wallaroo, South Australia, Australia

The Life of Robert John

When Robert John Ranger was born on 25 June 1895, in Wallaroo, South Australia, Australia, his father, Robert Alexander Ranger, was 38 and his mother, Katherine Daly, was 34. He married Ella May Birtles on 10 March 1921, in Kadina, South Australia, Australia. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 3 June 1964, in Daw Park, South Australia, Australia, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Robert John Ranger
Ella May Birtles
Marriage: 10 March 1921
Rotha Annetta Ranger
Byron Robert Ranger
Bruce Alexander Ranger

Spouse and Children

10 March 1921
Kadina, South Australia, Australia


    Rotha Annetta Ranger


    Byron Robert Ranger


    Bruce Alexander Ranger


Parents and Siblings

    Robert Alexander Ranger


    Katherine Daly




World Events (8)


Age 6

First Federal election.

Age 6

The Australian flag flown for the first time.

Age 19

August: Australia becomes involved in World War One as Britain is preparing to declare war on Germany.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a gamekeeper or warden, from Middle English ranger, an agent derivative of range(n) ‘to arrange or dispose’.2 German: variant of Rang 2, 3.3 German: habitational name for someone from any of the places named Rangen, in Alsace, Bavaria, and Hesse.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980

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