Thelma Lavinia Hornery

Female1899–November 1983

Brief Life History of Thelma Lavinia

When Thelma Lavinia Hornery was born in 1899, in Muswellbrook, New South Wales, Australia, her father, William Hornery, was 35 and her mother, Charlotte Stephenson Coupland, was 21. She married Harry Basil James in 1929. She died in November 1983, at the age of 84.

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Harry Basil James
–1953
Thelma Lavinia Hornery
1899–1983
Marriage: 1929

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  • Marriage
    1929
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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1901

    Age 2

    First Federal election.

    1901

    Age 2

    The Australian flag flown for the first time.

    1921

    Age 22

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

    Name Meaning

    English (North Yorkshire) and German: from Horn 1 with the agent suffix -er; used either as an occupational name for someone who made or sold small articles made of horn (Middle English hornere), a metonymic occupational name for someone who played a musical instrument made from the horn of an animal, or a topographic name for someone who lived at a ‘horn’ of land. In the Middle Ages whole horns were used for many purposes: as drinking vessels, as containers, as wind instruments for sounding an alarm and for signalling to others (e.g. when hunting). Pieces of horn were used to make spoons, buttons, combs, handles, decorative tips for rods, and other things. The horner's craft could include making musical horns as well as sheets of translucent horn for windows and for covering books. For example, Thomas Hornar of Petergate in York was paid for ‘hornyng et naillyng’ the superscribed covers of books in York Minster library in 1421.

    German (also Hörner): from any of various places called Horn, referring to their location at a spur of land, at a horn shaped piece of land.

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Horn 5.

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

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