Freda Evaline Ranson

7 February 1906–31 March 1964 (Age 58)
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

The Life of Freda Evaline

When Freda Evaline Ranson was born on 7 February 1906, in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, her father, Arthur Ranson, was 24 and her mother, Leah Beatrice Chapple, was 24. She married Wilfred Ludwick Gerke on 27 April 1927, in Scottsdale, Tasmania, Australia. She died on 31 March 1964, in Scottsdale, Tasmania, Australia, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

Wilfred Ludwick Gerke
Freda Evaline Ranson
Marriage: 27 April 1927

Spouse and Children

27 April 1927
Scottsdale, Tasmania, Australia

Parents and Siblings





    Vincent Trevor Ranson


    Errol Chapple Ranson


    Clarrie Ranson


+3 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 5

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 8

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

Age 33

Australia joins Britain in declaration of war on Germany.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly East Anglia): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Rand(e) ( see Rand 1).2 French: variant of Renson, a reduced form of Rennesson, a pet form (with the double diminutive suffix -esson) of a personal name derived from the Germanic name Ragino or a compound name with the first element ragin- ‘counsel’.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Freda Ranson, "Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration of Births, 1899-1912"

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