Mary Ellen Elizabeth Maud Tester

Brief Life History of Mary Ellen Elizabeth Maud

When Mary Ellen Elizabeth Maud Tester was born on 18 October 1900, in Wandsworth, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Tester, was 26 and her mother, Mary Ellen Coombs, was 24. She married Burton Garnet Piper on 20 October 1924, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Wandsworth, Surrey, England in 1911. She died on 19 October 1985, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 85, and was buried in Etobicoke, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Burton Garnet Piper
Mary Ellen Elizabeth Maud Tester
Marriage: 20 October 1924
Baby Piper

Sources (4)

  • Maud Tester in household of George Tester, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Maud Ellen Tester, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Maud E. Tester Piper, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.


London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.


First UK government led by the Labor party under Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.

Name Meaning

English (southeastern): nickname from Old French testard, a pejorative derivative of teste ‘head’, for a know-all or someone with a big head (see Testa ).

German: from Latin testa ‘head’, hence a nickname for someone with a large or otherwise remarkable head, or, especially in Bavaria, a topographic name for someone who lived at one end of a village or a row of fields, from the same word.

German: metonymic occupational name for a silver smelter, from Bavarian test ‘furnace for refining silver’.

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

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