Mary Kathleen Culligan

16 August 1921–5 July 1999 (Age 77)
Pretoria, Tshwane, Gauteng, South Africa

The Life of Mary Kathleen

When Mary Kathleen Culligan was born on 16 August 1921, in Pretoria, Tshwane, Gauteng, South Africa, her father, Arthur Albert Culligan, was 41 and her mother, Emily Atkinson Webster, was 40. She married Ernest Frederick Griffiths on 30 November 1946, in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa. She died on 5 July 1999, in her hometown, at the age of 77.

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Ernest Frederick Griffiths
Mary Kathleen Culligan
Marriage: 30 November 1946

Spouse and Children

30 November 1946
Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

Communist Party of South Africa established (after 1953, the South African Communist Party).

Age 2

Natives Urban Areas Act authorizes segregation in urban areas. South African Indian Congress established. South African Native National Congress becomes African National Congress (ANC).

Age 28

Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cuileagáin (‘descendant of Cuileagán’), a variant of Ó Colgáin ( see Colgan ).

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

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  • Mary Kathleen Culligan in entry for Ernest Frederick Griffiths, "South Africa, Civil Marriage Records, 1840-1973"

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