Rex Henley Richter

Brief Life History of Rex Henley

When Rex Henley Richter was born on 17 November 1916, in Gawler, South Australia, Australia, his father, Harold Herbert Richter, was 28 and his mother, Muriel Dorothy Martin, was 27. He married Esme Naci Flora Christmass on 23 March 1940, in Northam Shire, Western Australia, Australia. He died on 10 March 2000, in Kallaroo, Western Australia, Australia, at the age of 83, and was buried in Karrakatta, Western Australia, Australia.

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Rex Henley Richter
Esme Naci Flora Christmass
Marriage: 23 March 1940

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  • Rex Henley Richter, "Australia Marriages, 1810-1980"

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World Events (8)


Australian troops sent to fight in South African War.


Battle on the Somme. Australian forces capture Mont St. Quentin.


Australia joins Britain in declaration of war on Germany.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Otto, Hans, Fritz, Helmut, Horst, Erwin, Heinz, Juergen, Gerhard, Siegfried, Wolfgang.

German: occupational or status name for an arbiter or judge, Middle High German rihtære (from rihten ‘to make right’). The term was used in the Middle Ages mostly to denote a part-time legal official. Such communal conciliators held a position of considerable esteem in rural communities; in eastern Germany the term came to denote a village headman, which was often a hereditary office. It is in this part of Germany that the surname is most frequent. The surname Richter is also common in many other European countries, most notably Czechia, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, France, and the Netherlands, and also in South Africa. See also 3 below.

Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a rabbinic judge, from German Richter ‘judge’ (see 1 above). See also Dayan .

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

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