Sir Reginald William Skelton

3 June 1872–5 September 1956 (Age 84)
Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Reginald William

When Sir Reginald William Skelton was born on 3 June 1872, in Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Edward Skelton, was 34 and his mother, Ellen Anne Brown, was 31. He married Sybil Isabel Devenish-Meares on 3 January 1905, in Devon, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Fulham, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911. He died on 5 September 1956, in Aldingbourne, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 84.

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Sir Reginald William Skelton
Sybil Isabel Devenish-Meares
Marriage: 3 January 1905
Dr Margaret Skelton
Sybil Elizabeth Skelton
William Falcon Skelton

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    3 January 1905Devon, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

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    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
    1887 · New Zealands's First National Park
    Age 15
    Tongariro National Park was the sixth national park established in the world and the first in New Zealand. In the center of the park there lies three active volcanic mountains (Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro). it is home to the famed Tongariro Alpine Crossing day hike and has been recognized as a World Heritage Site for all its natural values.
    1896 · National Council of Women
    Age 24
    The National Council of Women of New Zealand was created as an organization after women won the right to vote. Today works to help achieve gender equality in New Zealand and in 2017 introduced Gender Equal NZ, which is fighting for Zealanders to have the freedom and opportunity to determine their own future no matter which gender they are.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire): habitational name mainly from Skelton in Cumberland, or any of various places called Skelton in Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, and East Yorkshire. The placenames probably all derive from Old English scelf ‘rock, ledge, shelf’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, with initial Sk-, instead of Sh-, due to Scandinavian influence. However, in some cases, the first element may be a lost river name, from Old Norse skjallr ‘resounding’; compare Skelding . This English surname has been established in Queen's County [Laois], Ireland, since the 16th century.

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

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    Sources (28)

    • England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
    • R M Skelton in household of W Skelton, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
    • Reginald William Skelton, "England, Devon and Cornwall Marriages, 1660-1912"

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