Minnie Florence Priestley

12 November 1906–16 April 1987 (Age 80)
New South Wales, Australia

The Life of Minnie Florence

When Minnie Florence Priestley was born on 12 November 1906, in New South Wales, Australia, her father, George Henry Priestly, was 41 and her mother, Grace Bertha Pepper, was 36. She married William Edward Leslie Tacon on 19 December 1934, in Paterson, New South Wales, Australia. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 16 April 1987, in her hometown, at the age of 80, and was buried in Newcastle Memorial Park, Beresfield, New South Wales, Australia.

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Family Time Line

William Edward Leslie Tacon
Minnie Florence Priestley
Marriage: 19 December 1934
Marie Tacon
Joan Marion Tacon

Spouse and Children

19 December 1934
Paterson, New South Wales, Australia


    Marie Tacon


    Joan Marion Tacon


Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 5

Canberra is founded and designated as the capital. The Federal Capital Territory is established as an area of two 360 square kilometers in the Yass-Canberra district.

Age 8

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

Age 33

Australia joins Britain in declaration of war on Germany.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire): habitational name from any of the various minor places so named, especially the one in North Yorkshire. These are named from Old English prēost ‘priest’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, i.e. a wood or clearing belonging to the Church.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Minnie Florence Tacon in entry for Joan Marion, "Australia, Sydney Branch Genealogical Library, Cemetery Inscriptions, 1800-1960"
  • Florence Phillips, "Find A Grave Index"

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