Ethel Gertrude ASH

1885–1970 (Age 85)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

The Life of Ethel Gertrude

When Ethel Gertrude ASH was born on 30 March 1885, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, her father, William ASH, was 42 and her mother, Ellen KEELEY, was 43. She married John Henry BURGESS on 14 May 1909, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. She died on 27 November 1970, in her hometown, at the age of 85, and was buried in Mount Gravatt, Queensland, Australia.

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Family Time Line

Ethel Gertrude ASH
John Henry BURGESS
Marriage: 14 May 1909

Spouse & Children

14 May 1909
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Parents & Siblings

  • William ASH


  • Ellen KEELEY




  • Elizabeth ASH


  • Mary Jane ASH


  • Male1872–1950Male

  • Male1874–1963Male

  • Female1876–1962Female

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World Events (8)


Age 7

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

Age 16

First Federal election.

Age 26

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 English: from Middle English asche ‘ash tree’ (Old English æsc), hence a topographic name for someone living by an ash tree or a habitational name from any of the many places in southern and central England named with this word (Derbyshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Kent, Surrey, Shropshire, Somerset, and elsewhere).2 In New England, Ash is commonly found for French Dufresne , with the same meaning.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an acronym for Yiddish AltSHul ( see Altschul ) or AyznSHtot ( see Eisenstadt ).

Possible Related Names

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Ethel Gertrude Ash - Government record: Birth record or certificate: birth: 1885; Queensland, Australia

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