William Robert Scarff

Male9 March 1873–14 June 1936

Brief Life History of William Robert

When William Robert Scarff was born on 9 March 1873, in Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia, his father, Robert Scarff, was 41 and his mother, Mary Ann West, was 26. He married Catherine Mary Lyster on 24 July 1920, in Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 14 June 1936, in Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, at the age of 63, and was buried in Palmyra, Western Australia, Australia.

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William Robert Scarff
Catherine Mary Lyster
Marriage: 24 July 1920
Irene Myrtle Scarfe
Robert Antony Scarff
Patricia Joyce Scarff

Sources (11)

  • William Robert Scarff, "Australia Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981"
  • Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950
  • Robert William Scarff, "BillionGraves Index"

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  • Marriage
    24 July 1920Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (5)


    Age 4

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


    Age 19

    Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.


    Age 28

    First Federal election.

    Name Meaning

    English: from northern Middle English scarf ‘cormorant’, used either as a nickname for someone bearing a supposed resemblance to a cormorant, or else a survival into Middle English of the Old Norse personal name Scarfi, derived from skarfr ‘cormorant’.

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

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