Granville Douglas Fenton

6 April 1920–31 March 2010 (Age 90)
Tasmania, Australia

The Life of Granville Douglas

When Granville Douglas Fenton was born on 6 April 1920, in Tasmania, Australia, his father, Albert Douglas Fenton, was 30 and his mother, Ellen Victoria Bentley, was 22. He died on 31 March 2010, in his hometown, at the age of 89, and was buried in Bothwell, Tasmania, Australia.

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Family Time Line

Albert Douglas Fenton
Ellen Victoria Bentley
Valda Naomi Fenton
Granville Douglas Fenton
Alfred Desmond Fenton
Errol Vernon Fenton

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

Edith Cowan is elected to the Western Australia Parlaiment. She is the first woman parliamentarian in Australia.

Age 19

Australia joins Britain in declaration of war on Germany.

Age 30

Australian troops sent to Korea.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places, in Lincolnshire, Northumberland, Staffordshire, and South Yorkshire, so called from Old English fenn ‘marsh’, ‘fen’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’2 Irish: English surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Fionnachta ( see Finnerty ) or Ó Fiachna ‘descendant of Fiachna ’, an old personal name Anglicized as Feighney and sometimes mistranslated as Hunt ( see Fee ).3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of various like-sounding names, for example Finkelstein ( see Funke ).

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

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  • Granville Douglas Fenton, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Granville Douglas Fenton - Memory of Someone: Memory of a relative: death: 31 March 2010; Tasmania, Australia

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