Edgar Harold Percy Manton

6 September 1870–1955 (Age 84)
Fiji

The Life of Edgar Harold Percy

When Edgar Harold Percy Manton was born on 6 September 1870, in Fiji, his father, Arthur Percy Manton, was 23 and his mother, Emily Frances Shorter, was 25. He died in 1955, in Hawthorn, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Arthur Percy Manton
1847–1919
Emily Frances Shorter
1845–1934
Edgar Harold Percy Manton
1870–1955
Zoe Emma Manton
1872–1949
Philip Arthur Manton
1874–1950
Ethel Mary Manton
1876–1925
Clarence Courtney Manton
1879–1941
Rupert Manton
1880–1938
Sydney William Manton
1881–
Elsie Isobel Manton
1883–1895
Gladys Constance Manton
1886–1973
Irene Sophia Manton
1887–

Parents and Siblings

    Male1847–1919Male

    Emily Frances Shorter

    Female1845–1934Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1871

Age 1

European settlers at Levuka island organize a national government and name Cakobau king of Fiji following local disorder.
1877

Age 7

Australia and England play the first-ever cricket Test match in Melbourne.
1901

Age 31

First Federal election.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the various places so called, for example in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and Wiltshire. For the most part the first element is either Old English (ge)mæne ‘common’, ‘shared’ ( see Manley , Manship ), or the Old English byname Mann(a) ( see Mann ). However, in the case of Manton in Lincolnshire the early forms show clearly that it was Old English m(e)alm ‘sand’, ‘chalk’, with reference to the poor soil of the region. The second element is in each case Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.2 Irish (Cork): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Manntáin ‘descendant of Manntán’, a personal name derived from a diminutive of manntach ‘toothless’.

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

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