William Arthur Thistlethwaite

1889–1979 (Age 89)
Southport, Queensland, Australia

The Life of William Arthur

When William Arthur Thistlethwaite was born on 4 April 1889, in Southport, Queensland, Australia, his father, Arthur Thistlethwaite, was 35 and his mother, Emily Gaynor, was 27. He married Alice Mary Randall on 25 April 1912, in Queensland, Australia. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 24 January 1979, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, at the age of 89, and was buried in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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William Arthur Thistlethwaite
Alice Mary Randall
Marriage: 25 April 1912
William George Thistlethwaite

Spouse & Children

25 April 1912
Queensland, Australia


  • William George Thistlethwaite


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

Age 12

First Federal election.

Age 25

August: Australia becomes involved in World War One as Britain is preparing to declare war on Germany.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a minor place in the parish of Lancaster called Thistlethwaite, from Middle English thistle + thwaite ‘meadow’ ( see Thwaites ), i.e. a meadow overgrown with thistles.

Possible Related Names

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

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