Charles Alexander Telford

about 1881–9 April 1953 (Age 72)
Bicheno, Tasmania, Australia

The Life of Charles Alexander

When Charles Alexander Telford was born about 1881, in Bicheno, Tasmania, Australia, his father, William Telford, was 26 and his mother, Ann, was 22. He died on 9 April 1953, in his hometown, at the age of 72, and was buried in Bicheno, Tasmania, Australia.

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Charles Alexander Telford
Olive May Johnston

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    William Telford






World Events (3)


Age 11

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

Age 20

First Federal election.

Age 20

The Australian flag flown for the first time.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English (Northumbria): not, as its form would imply, a habitational name, even though there is a place in Shropshire so called, but a variant of Telfer , assimilated to the pattern of habitational names in -ford. The Shropshire place is a new town, named after the celebrated Scottish civil engineer Thomas Telford ( 1757–1834 ).

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

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