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Harry Gemmell RANKINE

Harry Gemmell RANKINE

Male 1883 - 1953  (70 years)

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  • Name Harry Gemmell RANKINE 
    Born 1883  South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes 16 Sep 1920  Dumbleyoung WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    SHOOTING OF CONSTABLE WILSON. REASON FOR THE ACT. TO PREVENT AN EXECUTION SALE. Details of tho shooting of Constable Wilson by Harry Rankine at a place 18 miles out from Dumbleyung were received in Perth to-day, Rankine, who is an Englishman, has been farming In tho district for many years. He Is a married man, but his wifo and child are now down in Perth.Last Thursday Constable Wilson had occasion to go to Ranklne's property &nd serve an execution warrant on him for a judgment obtained through the Wagin Local Court for about 60. Yesterday Wilson drove out to Rankine's, and when near the farm was met by Rankine. Tho constable bade him the time of day, and Rankine, who was carrying a rifle, returned the compliment, and asked,'What are you after?' Constable Wilson replied, 'Ive come to tell you the sale under the execution will take - on Friday,' and got down from his sulky. Rankine replied, 'I don't think so,' and, levelling his rifle, it .Is (alleged, fired it, and tho constable Immediately turned, but received tho bullet in the side.backed towards tho sulky, saying to Rankine, 'You coward for shooting an unarmed man.' Rankine then fired a second shot, but it missed. Wilson managed to get into the trap, and immediately drove off, having to travel five miles before he got, assistance.He was taken into Dumbleyung, and then into Wagin. 
    Died 25 Jul 1953  Wagin WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • POTENTIAL MARRIAGE? Rankine Harry G Male MARRIAGE Taylor Henrietta A B Female AT Perth 215 1920

      IS this the missing 4th sibling of GERTRUDE ANNE BEEVOR b.1851 who had married GEMMELL RANKINE b.1846?
      My heritage and SAGHS indicates their 4th child: HARRY GEMMELL "born 1883-WA" ? Seems he died:--??
      Rankine Harry G Male Katanning WA 57 1953

      Pending something in TROVE; announcing a 1920 marriage and 1953 KATANNING WA death. This is as close as I have been able to capture. So far:-:27.04.2021 Lorna McLean of Western Australia
    Buried Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I-1636  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2021 

    Father Gemmell RANKINE,   b. 11 Jan 1846, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1884, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Relationship -3130 
    Relationship -3130 
    Married 5 Mar 1878  Booyoolee SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Wedding at the residenceof James Rankine, Booyoolee.
    Family ID F-3130  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones

    HS WAGIN Western Australia HARRY GEMMELL RANKINE-died Jul 1853

  • Sources 
    1. [S-245] Warren McLean - ID 1506 - family tree on MyHeritage, my heritage (with a log in), 24 Apr 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Harry Gemmell Rankine My heritage-managed by margaret billing
      Birth 1883 - South Australia, Australia
      Death Western Australia, Australia
      Parents Gemmell Rankine, Gertrude Ann Rankine (born Beevor)
      Siblings: Gavin Gemmell Rankine, Isabel Gemmell Rankine, Arthur Gemmell Rankine



    2. [S-258] NEWSPAPER TROVE The Wagin Argus and Arthur, Dumbleyung, Lake Grace Express (WA : 1924 - 1954), P2 "Deaths", 25 Apr 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      See attached.

    3. [S-258] NEWSPAPER TROVE The Wagin Argus and Arthur, Dumbleyung, Lake Grace Express (WA : 1924 - 1954), P2 "Deaths", 25 Apr 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      RANKINE.?On July 25th,at Wagin District Hospital, Harry Gemmell (South African veteran), dearly loved Husband of Henrietta Rankine, "Eldaralia," Tinkurrin; aged 70 yrs.
      "Forever with the Lord."

    4. [S-245] Warren McLean - ID 1506 - family tree on MyHeritage, www.myheritage.com--requires log in , 14 Apr 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Gertrude Anne Rankine (born Beevor) Birth Aug 24 1851 Adelaide South Australia Marriage Mar 5 1878 Booyoolee SA
      Marriage to: Gemmell Rankine Mar 5 1878 Residence of James Rankine, Booyoolee / Gladstone, South Australia, Australia - Book 114, page 663