Clarence James Richter

11 September 1919–17 March 1999 (Age 79)
Queensland, Australia

The Life of Clarence James

When Clarence James Richter was born on 11 September 1919, in Queensland, Australia, his father, Julius Richter, was 30 and his mother, Ada Calam, was 23. He married Mavis Elizabeth McCaig on 18 March 1939, in Queensland, Australia. He died on 17 March 1999, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, at the age of 79, and was buried in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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Clarence James Richter
Mavis Elizabeth McCaig
Marriage: 18 March 1939

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18 March 1939
Queensland, Australia

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Edith Cowan is elected to the Western Australia Parlaiment. She is the first woman parliamentarian in Australia.

Age 20

Australia joins Britain in declaration of war on Germany.

Age 21

Australia declares war on Italy.

Name Meaning

1 German: occupational name or status name for an arbiter or judge, Middle High German rihtære (from rihten ‘to make right’). The term was used in the Middle Ages mostly to denote a part-time legal official. Such communal conciliators held a position of considerable esteem in rural communities; in eastern Germany the term came to denote a village headman, which was often a hereditary office. It is in this region that the surname is most frequent.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a rabbinic judge, from modern German Richter ‘judge’ (see 1 above). See also Dayan .

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

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