Florence Scarff

Female24 May 1874–20 February 1905

Brief Life History of Florence

When Florence Scarff was born on 24 May 1874, in Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia, her father, Robert Scarff, was 42 and her mother, Mary Ann West, was 27. She married Charles Brand Sievwright on 1 February 1892, in Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 20 February 1905, in Western Australia, Australia, at the age of 30, and was buried in Cue, Western Australia, Australia.

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Family Time Line

Charles Brand Sievwright
Florence Scarff
Marriage: 1 February 1892
Flora Rosamund Sievwright
Charles David Robert Sievwright
Victor Munara Sievwright
Myrtle Muriel Maud Sievwright

Sources (7)

  • Florence Scarff, "Australia Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981"
  • Florence Sievwright in entry for Victor Munara Sievwright, "Australia Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981"
  • Florence Sievwright in entry for Flora Rosamond Sievwright, "Australia Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 February 1892Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (4)


    Age 3

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


    Age 18

    Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.


    Age 27

    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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