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It is alleged that Oranto Charles McKELLIFF was born in Cork Ireland. I mean no respect when I say alleged, as I have yet to see anything to confirm this.
In 1915 when he married Vera Eves/Evis May DODDRIDGE he said on his marriage certificate that he was aged 34 - that would equal a birth around 1881. But he may have under-quoted his age as his bride was much younger than him, no matter when he was born.

On his marriage certificate he wrote that his father was also called Oranto Charles McKELLIFF - no proof of the validity of that yet, until more is uncovered in other records.

However when Oranto Charles McKELLIFF died aged 84 in 1954 it was alleged on that death certificate that Oranto Charles McKELLIFF that he was born in Cork Ireland. That would equal a birth in 1870.
Death certificates often have inaccurate information so without other verifying data I cannot be certain his age at death, and place of birth are accurate, yet.

Also before he died a further given name was added to his name, so when he died he was listed as Oranto Charles St Patrick McKELLIFF. Possibly St Patrick was his confirmation name..

It is alleged that Oranto (born circa 1870 - 1881) also served in the Boer war and the first World War for the British Army. No proof of that yet either. Would need more work on the Public Records available at TNA to confirm that alleged enlistment. Once again I mean no respect to anyone who truly believes this is what he did - it is just that I have not seen anything yet that verifies the assertions.

One relative thinks the birth occurred on 12 August 1870 in Cork Ireland - but has not quoted any verifying records and I have no way of knowing where the date was discovered and the validity of it. That is why I will still called it the alleged date of birth - or perhaps baptism?

Seeking any McKELLIFF descendants who can assist a relative (of the above Oranto McKELLIFF) in Adelaide South Australia to find out more - especially confirmation of his true and correct date of birth, place of birth and parents of the said Oranto Charles McKELLIF (senior and junior versions of same) please

Post Revised: 2013, Member logged in: 2021
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