Alfred Cornelius Degn

28 April 1884–26 August 1954 (Age 70)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

The Life of Alfred Cornelius

When Alfred Cornelius Degn was born on 28 April 1884, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, his father, Cornelius Degn, was 33 and his mother, Amalie Malmstrom, was 32. He married Ruth Winifred Chalk on 23 April 1910, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 26 August 1954, in his hometown, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Cornelius Degn
1884–1954
Ruth Winifred Chalk
1885–1972
Marriage: 23 April 1910
Garth Malmstrom Degn
1911–1965
Ruth Winifred Degn
1914–
Peter John Degn
1924–1985
Patricia Ley Degn
1924–2012

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 April 1910
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

    Cornelius Degn

    Male1851–1928Male

    Amalie Malmstrom

    Female1852–1925Female

siblings

(8)

    Aurora Magdalene Rhosalie Degn

    Female1877–1942Female

    Constantia Alexandra Degn

    Female1879–1881Female

    Female1881–1966Female

    Christian Alexander Degn

    Male1883–1883Male

    Christine Emelie Degn

    Female1883–1884Female

+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1892

Age 8

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.
1901

Age 17

First Federal election.
1911

Age 27

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.

Name Meaning

1 Swedish and Danish: occupational name from degn ‘deacon’, from Latin diaconus ‘servant’.2 German: variant of Degen .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Alfred Cornelius Degn, "Find A Grave Index"

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