Edith Packer

25 February 1887–5 November 1980 (Age 93)
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Edith

When Edith Packer was born on 25 February 1887, in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James John Packer, was 25 and her mother, Alice Hill, was 27. She married Arthur Sturge Blundell on 23 April 1924, in Rawene, Hokianga, Northland, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 5 November 1980, in Riverton, South Australia, Australia, at the age of 93, and was buried in Saddleworth Cemetery, Saddleworth, South Australia, Australia.

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Family Time Line

Arthur Sturge Blundell
Edith Packer
Marriage: 23 April 1924
(Mary) Constance Edith Mary Blundell

Spouse and Children

23 April 1924
Rawene, Hokianga, Northland, New Zealand


Parents and Siblings

    James John Packer





World Events (8)

1890 · Opening of the Forth Railway Bridge.

Age 3

The Forth Bridge is a railway bridge across the Firth of Forth river in the east of Scotland, 9 miles west of Edinburgh City Center. It is considered as a symbol of Scotland and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was opened on 4 March and was the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world until 1919. It is still in operation.

Age 5

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.
1913 · Leith dockers strike 1913

Age 26

The Leith dockers strike was a strike that brought the town of Leith to a standstill after dock workers demanded an increase in pay, better working conditions, and shorter hours. The strike had an effect on the local community by not allowing trade to flow smoothly out of the docks. There totaled around 4,600 people a part of the strikes and riots but it ended near the middle of August with no demands met. since then two more strikes would happen at the same location, once in 1983 and, most recently, in 1989.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a wool-packer, from an agent derivative of Middle English pack(en) ‘to pack’.2 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an agent derivative of Middle Low German pak, German Pack ‘package’, hence an occupational name for a wholesale trader, especially in the wool trade, one who sold goods in large packages rather than broken down into smaller quantities, or alternatively one who rode or drove pack animals to transport goods.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edith Parker, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Edith Packer, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Edith Parker, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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