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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Family Time Line

William Robert Scarff
1873–1936
Catherine Mary Lyster
1894–1946
Marriage: 24 July 1920
Irene Myrtle Scarfe
1921–2019
Robert Antony Scarff
1922–1952
Patricia Joyce Scarff
1924–1998

Sources (11)

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

Spouse and Children

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

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (5)

    1877

    Age 4

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

    1892

    Age 19

    Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

    1901

    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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