Meta May Merchant

Female18 December 1899–9 October 1978

Brief Life History of Meta May

When Meta May Merchant was born on 18 December 1899, in Cherry Tree Hill, New South Wales, Australia, her father, Richard Alexander Merchant, was 36 and her mother, Emma Beard, was 28. She had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 9 October 1978, in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 78, and was buried in Lakeside Memorial Park, Kanahooka, New South Wales, Australia.

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Meta May Merchant
unnamed female Merchant
unnamed male Merchant
Daphne Therese May Merchant
Noel John Joseph Merchant

Sources (1)

  • Meta May Marchant, "Australia Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981"

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Children (4)

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Siblings (9)

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World Events (8)


Age 2

First Federal election.


Age 2

The Australian flag flown for the first time.


Age 22

Edith Cowan is elected to the Western Australia Parlaiment. She is the first woman parliamentarian in Australia.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a buyer and seller of goods, from Old French, Middle English march(e)ant, Late Latin mercatans (see Marchand ).

Indian (Gujarat and Mumbai): Muslim and Parsi occupational name for a trader, from the English vocabulary word merchant.

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

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