James Henry Bray

Maleabout 1903–about 1959

Brief Life History of James Henry

James Henry Bray was born about 1903, in Brunswick, Victoria, Australia. He married Gladys Veronica Sutch in 1936, in Victoria, Australia. He died about 1959, in Tawonga, Victoria, Australia, at the age of 58.

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James Henry Bray
1903–1959
Gladys Veronica Sutch
1908–1994
Marriage: 1936

Sources (3)

  • Jas Hy Bray in the Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922
  • James Henry Bray in the Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985
  • James Henry Bray, "Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1936Victoria, Australia
  • World Events (3)

    1911

    Age 8

    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.

    1914

    Age 11

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

    1918

    Age 15

    Australian troops sent to fight in South African War.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the places in Berkshire and Devon. The former is probably named with Old French bray ‘marsh’, the latter from the Cornish element bre ‘hill’.

    English: perhaps a topographic name from northern Middle English bra ‘steep (river) bank’ or ‘brow of a hill’, denoting someone who lived at such a place.

    English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of several places in Normandy or Picardy called Bray (Eure, Calvados, Aisne, Somme); see 6.

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

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