Gordon Granville Aird

7 April 1896–19 January 1946 (Age 49)
Woodville Park, South Australia, Australia

The Life of Gordon Granville

When Gordon Granville Aird was born on 7 April 1896, in Woodville Park, South Australia, Australia, his father, John Richard Aird, was 42 and his mother, Marion Lawrie, was 31. He married Hilda Edith Mary Swain on 9 November 1920, in Beverley, South Australia, Australia. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 19 January 1946, in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, at the age of 49, and was buried in Cheltenham, South Australia, Australia.

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Gordon Granville Aird
Hilda Edith Mary Swain
Marriage: 9 November 1920
Lyall Alexander Aird

Spouse and Children

9 November 1920
Beverley, South Australia, Australia


    Lyall Alexander Aird


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World Events (6)


Age 5

First Federal election.

Age 5

The Australian flag flown for the first time.

Age 15

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place named with Gaelic àird(e) ‘height’, ‘promontory’, or ‘headland’, from the adjective àrd ‘high’, ‘lofty’, cognate with Latin arduus ‘steep’, ‘difficult’. There is one such place near Hurlford in Ayrshire, and another in Inch, Wigtownshire. See also Ard .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gordon Granville Aird, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Gordon Granville Aird in SA BDM indexes - birth
  • Gordon Granville Aird in SA BDM indexes - death

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