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Donald Howard MCRAE

Donald Howard MCRAE

Male 1890 - 1898  (8 years)

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  • Name Donald Howard MCRAE  [1
    Born 22 Sep 1890  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes 9 Dec 1898  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Death: by drowning in the Angas River on 9/12/1898.
    "Sad Fatal Accident". - "Southern Argus", Thursday 15/11/1898:
    "On Friday morning last a sad fatal accident took place at Strathalbyn, a little boy about 8 years of age, son of Mr D. McRae, falling into deep water (waterhole known as King's) and drowning before he could be rescued. The lad was cray at the spot in company with a companion some 3 years younger. and while endeavouring to net some which had attacked his bait, he overbalanced and fell into the deepest part of the water. The other child rushed off to give the alarm and Mr J. J. Edmonds was the to arrive on the scene of the disaster. reaching there just in time to see the little fellow disappearing under the water for probably the last time. He plunged in and grasped the boy whose struggles dragged him under the water which is about 9 or 10 feet deep.
    Being unable to swim Mr Edmonds in his own struggles to reach the surface lost his grasp of the child. Meanwhile Mr G. W. Montgomery reached the spot, and learning where the child had sunk. got to the bottom of the hole and succeeded once in feeling the body which however got lodged under some rocks. Mr Geo. Phillips next arrived and diving into the water managed to secure the boy. By this time Dr Shone who had previously been sent for, was on the spot and for an hour and a half used every effort to restore animation but without success. An inquest was deemed unnecessary, the burial certificate being given by Mr G. W. Montgomery JP. The accident cast quite a gloom over the town and messages of sympathy were sent from all parts to the bereaved parents. The funeral took place on Sunday, when a long procession of school children followed the remains of their late companion to the Strathalbyn Cemetery. 
    Died 9 Dec 1898  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 11 Dec 1898  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Person ID I-3972  Christina and Donald McLean | Mary McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2017 

    Father Donald Hugh MCRAE,   b. 9 Aug 1858, Milang SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1927, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship -1301 
    Mother Margaret Ann Gollan LAIDLAW,   b. 30 Mar 1863, Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1941, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship -1301 
    Married 1883  Mt Barker SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F-1301  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    LAIDLAW AND MCRAE families
    LAIDLAW AND MCRAE families

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', (Donald & Christina McLean Genealogical Council Inc, Strathalbyn 1995).

    2. [S-101] South Australia Deaths-Index 1842-1915, page 913, 27 Nov 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Death of Donald McRae 8yoa at Strathalbyn 9 May 1898 Father Donald McRae district Strath symS b257 page1

    3. [S-13] REGISTER Burials & Cremations - Alexandrina Council SA, Family History Group at Library, 55, 18/05/2016 source ljm burial register.
      Burial plot 418 Div2