Clara Victoria James

25 July 1891–6 December 1965 (Age 74)
Geeveston, Tasmania, Australia

The Life of Clara Victoria

When Clara Victoria James was born on 25 July 1891, in Geeveston, Tasmania, Australia, her father, Charles Thomas Neil James, was 48 and her mother, Jane Carr, was 33. She married Alfred William Burgess on 6 September 1911, in Shipwright Point, Tasmania, Australia. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 6 December 1965, at the age of 74, and was buried in Geeveston, Tasmania, Australia.

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Family Time Line

Alfred William Burgess
1882–1968
Clara Victoria James
1891–1965
Marriage: 6 September 1911
Leila Victoria Burgess
1912–1986
Alice Elizabeth Burgess
1913–2001
James Charles Burgess
1915–1977
Maxwell William Burgess
1916–1961
Raymond Neil Burgess
1918–1986
Alfred John (Obe) Burgess
1921–1991
Clara Victoria Burgess
1923–2004
Wallace Neil Burgess
1926–1994
Trevor Huon Burgess
1929–2010
Shirley Margaret Burgess
1931–2012
Charles James Burgess
1934–2000

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 September 1911
Shipwright Point, Tasmania, Australia
children

(11)

    Female1912–1986Female

    Female1913–2001Female

    James Charles Burgess

    Male1915–1977Male

    Maxwell William Burgess

    Male1916–1961Male

    Raymond Neil Burgess

    Male1918–1986Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(14)

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1892

Age 1

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.
1901

Age 10

First Federal election.
1911

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

English: from a personal name that has the same origin as Jacob . However, among English speakers, it is now felt to be a separate name in its own right. This is largely because in the Authorized Version of the Bible ( 1611 ) the form James is used in the New Testament as the name of two of Christ's apostles ( James the brother of John and James the brother of Andrew ), whereas in the Old Testament the brother of Esau is called Jacob. The form James comes from Latin Jacobus via Late Latin Jac(o)mus, which also gave rise to Jaime, the regular form of the name in Spanish (as opposed to the learned Jacobo). See also Jack and Jackman . This is a common surname throughout the British Isles, particularly in South Wales.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clara James Burgess in entry for Leila Victoria Burgess, "Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration of Births, 1899-1912"
  • Clara Victoria James, "Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933"
  • Ancestry Family Trees

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