William Taylor Giles

6 August 1880–30 December 1964 (Age 84)
Jamestown, South Australia, Australia

The Life of William Taylor

When William Taylor Giles was born on 6 August 1880, in Jamestown, South Australia, Australia, his father, John Giles, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Maria Jane Cox, was 23. He married Fanny Emily Amelia Flavel on 10 April 1912, in Crystal Brook, South Australia, Australia. He died on 30 December 1964, in Brighton, South Australia, Australia, at the age of 84.

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William Taylor Giles
Fanny Emily Amelia Flavel
Marriage: 10 April 1912

Spouse and Children

10 April 1912
Crystal Brook, South Australia, Australia

Parents and Siblings

    John Giles


    Elizabeth Maria Jane Cox




World Events (8)


Age 12

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

Age 21

First Federal election.

Age 31

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

1 English and French: from a medieval personal name of which the original form was Latin Aegidius (from Greek aigidion ‘kid’, ‘young goat’). This was the name of a 7th-century Provençal hermit, whose cult popularized the name in a variety of more or less mutilated forms: Gidi and Gidy in southern France, Gil(l)i in the area of the Alpes-Maritimes, and Gil(l)e elsewhere. This last form was taken over to England by the Normans, but by the 12th century it was being confused with the Germanic names Gisel, a short form of Gilbert , and Gilo, which is from Gail (as in Gaillard ).2 Irish: adopted as an Anglicized equivalent of Gaelic Ó Glaisne, a County Louth name, based on glas ‘green’, ‘blue’, ‘gray’.

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

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