Queenie Somerville

2 March 1901–1981 (Age 79)
Bruthen, Victoria, Australia

The Life of Queenie

When Queenie Somerville was born on 2 March 1901, in Bruthen, Victoria, Australia, her father, James Somerville, was 39 and her mother, Helen or Ellen Johnston, was 39. She married John Bernard Ellis in 1929. She died in 1981, in Traralgon, Victoria, Australia, at the age of 80.

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John Bernard Ellis
Queenie Somerville
Marriage: 1929

Spouse and Children


Parents and Siblings

    James Somerville


    Helen or Ellen Johnston




World Events (8)


Age 10

Canberra is founded and designated as the capital. The Federal Capital Territory is established as an area of two 360 square kilometers in the Yass-Canberra district.

Age 13

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

Age 38

Australia joins Britain in declaration of war on Germany.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name, probably from Graveron Sémerville in Nord, named with the Germanic personal name Sigimar ( see Siemer ) + Old French ville ‘settlement’.2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Somacháin ( see Summers ).

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Queenie Somerville - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Queenie Somerville

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