Emma Elizabeth Dau

12 December 1868–12 October 1947 (Age 78)
Somerton, Victoria, Australia

The Life of Emma Elizabeth

When Emma Elizabeth Dau was born on 12 December 1868, in Somerton, Victoria, Australia, her father, Johann Joachim Tiess Dau, was 36 and her mother, Martha Rye, was 18. She married Alfred Coates on 4 June 1888, in Preston, Victoria, Australia. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 12 October 1947, in Saint Kilda, Victoria, Australia, at the age of 78, and was buried in Cheltenham Memorial Cemetery, Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Coates
Emma Elizabeth Dau
Marriage: 4 June 1888
Florence Mary Coates
Alfred John Coates
Arthur Lesley Coates
Alice Martha Coates

Spouse and Children

4 June 1888
Preston, Victoria, Australia


Parents and Siblings



+12 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

British troops withdraw from Australia.

Age 9

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

Age 24

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

Name Meaning

1 North German and Dutch: from an Old Frisian personal name Douwo.2 South German: from Davo, a short form of the personal name Tavold, formed with Old High German dau ‘custom’, ‘tradition’.3 Vietnamese: unexplained.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Emma Elizabeth Dau Coates, „Find A Grave Index“
  • Legacy NFS Source: Emma Elizabeth Dau - Individual or family possessions: death: 12 October 1947; Saint Kilda, Victoria, Australia

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