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James McCord (Mac) CHERITON

James McCord (Mac) CHERITON

Male 1879 - 1938  (58 years)

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  • Name James McCord (Mac) CHERITON  [1
    Nickname Mac 
    Biography Notes 22 Apr 1831  Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    P49 "Belvidere publication by Lance C Wakefield. "meeting in the Belvideres Soldiers Memoria Hall...forming an Agricultural Bureau 11 founding committee members were elected including Mac Cheriton. It was encouraged for the youth to present papers as an active member and Mac's son Shirley Cheriton presented a paper.  
    • «b»James McCord (Mac.) Cheriton«/b» b. at "Field View Lodge", Belvidere 23/7/1879.

      MARRIED: Emily lda Mary Martin of Milang (b. 1881). Mac. Cheriton continued to farm the family acres at Belvidere and later in life with the aid of his son John (Shirley), until c. 1937. He lost his wire Emily in somewhat sensational circumstances on 9/10/1929 as the "$0uthern Argus" reported the next day.

      "Thursday 10/10/1929 - Death of Mrs J. M. Cheriton at the Strathalbyn Show. Tragedy at the Strathalbyn show: Sudden death of a most popular lady resident. A gloom was cast over the crowd gathered at the Strathalbyn Showgrounds yesterday when it became known that Mrs J. Mac. Cheriton, one of the most popular residents of the district, residing at Belvidere, had died with terrible suddenness while standing at the stand where his Excellency the Govemor and Lady Hore-Ruthven were being welcomed at the Show. Mrs Cheriton who was apparently in the best of health and spirits and was chatting to friends, grew faint and almost instantly collapsed, dying at once. Dr Hurst of the Adelaide Hospital was close at hand as well as nurses Mann (2) and noticing the fall went to her assistance just as her husband caught her and laid her on the lawn. Dr Hurst tried to revive her without success and ten minutes later Dr Willing of Strathalbyn examined her and found life to be extinct. The sad event cause a profound shock to those who became aware of the tragedy but those present knew nothing of it for some time, the removal of the deceased lady from the grounds being affected within a few minutes. To her very large circle of friends the shock of her death will be a severe one, and her bereaved widower and family will have most heartfelt sympathy with them in their terrible loss.

      Mrs Cheriton's aged father, Mr Martin, late of Milang who resided with her and is in feeble health is feared to be so shocked that it may be fatal to him. When the Governor Sir L. Hore-Ruthven learnt of the tragedy he was much distressed and desired that his expression of deep sympathy should be conveyed to the relatives. The matter was reported to J. W. Elliot JP. (Coroner) who. after enquiries, deemed an inquest unnecessary."

      A farewell to Mr James (Mac) Cheriton was held on 14/4/1837 at the Belvidere Memorial Hall when he retired from farming, and was reported in the "Southern Argus '- Farewell to Mr James "Mac" Cheriton was arranged by friends in the locality. A speech was made by Mr Syd Wakefield who said Mr Cheriton had done wonderful work for the Memorial Hall. Mr Cheriton was Secretary for the fortnightly dances held for the previous six years. Mr Vivian spoke on behalf of the Agricultural Bureau of which Mr Cheriton had been a member and ofthe Improvement Society and Primary School of whom representatives spoke. He was presented with a wallet of notes as a mark of appreciation for what he had done for the residents of the district. Mr Cheriton responded suitably and a musical and elocutionary evening followed then supper and dancing."

      Sadly, this was the end of farming at the "Field View Lodge", begun in 1851 by me original John Cheriton.

      DEATH of Mr James (Mac.) McCord Cheriton: reported in the "Southern Argus" as on 25/5/1938. There was no Obituary or place of death given, only that he was aged 59 years and had died suddenly. He was buried with his wife at Strathalbyn. He had died at Mile End. Adelaide, when living with his son and daughter-in-|aw.

      CHILDREN .......................:
    Born 23 Jul 1879  Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • BORN 'Field View' Belvidere SA
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 May 1938  Mile End SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 26 May 1938  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I-5289  Christina and Donald McLean | Jane McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2018 

    Father John Jnr b1854 CHERITON,   b. 22 Aug 1854, Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1940, Fullarton SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship -1720 
    Mother Mildred Jane MCCORD,   b. 20 Feb 1854,   d. 14 Oct 1925, Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship -1720 
    Married 2 Oct 1878  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F-1720  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emily Ida Mary MARTIN,   b. 27 Feb 1882, Milang SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1929, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Children 
     1. John Shirley Martin b1914 CHERITON,   b. 20 Feb 1914, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1976, Daw Park SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  []
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2013 04:54:00 
    Family ID F-1722  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Stories
    1995 - James McCord (Mac) Cheriton & Emily Ida Mary Martin
    1995 - James McCord (Mac) Cheriton & Emily Ida Mary Martin
    Biography as published in the BRB in 1995.

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] FS BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995, The BRB has a good index for each individual. Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. .

    2. [S-13] REGISTER Burials & Cremations - Alexandrina Council SA, Family History Group at Library, 15, 21 May 2016 AC Burial Register source Lorna McLea.
      Strathalbyn Cemetery plot 37, divison 2