Myrtle Elsie Hewitt

Female27 June 1912–21 February 1999

Brief Life History of Myrtle Elsie

When Myrtle Elsie Hewitt was born on 27 June 1912, in Roma, Queensland, Australia, her father, Albert Hewitt, was 25 and her mother, Elsie Palk Yeo, was 25. She died on 21 February 1999, in Maryborough, Queensland, Australia, at the age of 86.

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Albert Hewitt
Elsie Palk Yeo
Myrtle Elsie Hewitt
Hilda Grace Hewitt
Albert Thomas Hewitt
Raymond Albert Hewitt

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    August: Australia becomes involved in World War One as Britain is preparing to declare war on Germany.


    Age 6

    Australian troops sent to fight in South African War.


    Age 27

    Australia joins Britain in declaration of war on Germany.

    Name Meaning


    from the Middle English personal name Hewet, Huet, Hughet, Howet, pet forms of Hugh (Middle English Hewe, Hue; see Hugh and compare Hew ). The spelling Hughet stood for both Huet and the synonymous Huget; see Huggett . This surname has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century.

    habitational name from Hewitts in Chelsfield or Hewitts in Willesborough (both Kent), both named from Old English hīewett ‘cutting’, denoting a place where trees had been cut down. Here there lived families called de la Hewatte (1270), de la hewett (1301), and atte Hewete (1338). The name may also be topographic for someone who lived in a newly made clearing in a wood.

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

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