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Sunday's Obituary - Alexander McDonnell / McDonell (1841-1931)

Today's obituary is for my 3rd Great Grand Uncle Alexander McDonnell.  Born in 1841 in New South Wales, to John McDonell and his wife Ann (nee McDonald) who came to Australia from Scotland in 1839 on board the ship Asia.  Alexander married Margaret McInnes in 1871 at Goulburn, New South Wales. Both died at Taralga in New South Wales,  Margaret in 1927 and Alexander in 1931.



Source: OBITUARY. (1931, August 28). Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW : 1881 - 1940), p. 2 Edition: DAILY and EVENING. Retrieved September 29, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article99773310

Transcript:

OBITUARY.MR. A. McDONNELL.

Mr. Alexander McDonnell, aged 90 a well known resident of Taralga died yesterday at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Shanahan of Taralga.
The late Mr. McDonnell had been a resident of the Taralga district from boyhood, his parents and family being pioneer settlers.  He married Miss McInnes, of Middle Arm, who predeceased him by about four years.
Mr. McDonnell carried on grazing and dairying for many years, retiring a few years ago.  He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Griffen and Mrs. Williams (Sydney), Mrs. Shanahan (Taralga), and Mrs. H. Boardman (Picton); and two sons, Mr. A.R.G. McDonell (Taralga), and Norman (Goolagong).  The late Messrs. R.A. McDonnell, J.P. (Taralga), and D. McDonnell (Burra Creek), were brothers.
The funeral will take place in the family burial ground, at Gonbramorrow, to-morrow, Rev. Fr. O'Connor, parish priest of Taralga who attended Mr. McDonnell during his illness, will conduct the burial service.



Children of Alexander McDonnell and his wife Margaret (nee McInnes):


  • Arabella M. J.  Griffin (nee McDonell) b. 1873 - d. 1962
  • Mary Angelis Williams (nee McDonell) b. 1875 - d. 1973
  • Sophia Ann Shanahan (nee McDonell)  b. 1876 -d. 1933
  • Eneas Robert Glengarry McDonell b. 1879 - d. 1936
  • Norman Alexander McDonell b.c.  1881 - d. 1967
  • Alice M Maud McDonell b. 1882 - d. 1896
  • Christina M Murphy (nee McDonell) b. 1884 - d. 1928
  • Flora Catherine Boardman (nee McDonell) b.c. 1889 - d. 1958

NSW BDM Marriage Registration

2208/1871 MACDONNELL ALEXANDER MCINNES MARGARET GOULBURN
2208/1871 MCDONNELL ALEXANDER MCINNES MARGARET GOULBURN
8563/1897 WILLIAMS DAVID J MACDONELL ANGELA TARALGA
8563/1897 WILLIAMS DAVID J MCDONELL ANGELA TARALGA
4161/1905 GRIFFIN GEORGE H MACDONELL ARABELLE M J GOULBURN
4161/1905 GRIFFIN GEORGE H MCDONELL ARABELLE M J GOULBURN
6846/1905 SHANAHAN PAUL MCDONELL SOPHIA GOULBURN
6846/1905 SHANAHAN PAUL MACDONELL SOPHIA GOULBURN
9159/1911 MCDONELL NORMAN A MACALISTER ELIZABETH M CROOKWELL
9159/1911 MCDONELL NORMAN A MCALISTER ELIZABETH M CROOKWELL
6713/1915 MCDONELL ANEAUS MURPHY MARGARET RANDWICK
6713/1915 MACDONELL ANEAUS MURPHY MARGARET RANDWICK
9602/1922 MURPHY TERENCE J MACDONELL MARY SYDNEY
5193/1924 BOARDMAN ALBERT J MACDONELL FLORA C SYDNEY
5193/1924 BOARDMAN ALBERT J MCDONELL FLORA C SYDNEY

NSW BDM Birth Registrations

10480/1873 MACDONNELL ARABELLA ALEXANDER MARGARET GOULBURN
10480/1873 MCDONNELL ARABELLA ALEXANDER MARGARET GOULBURN
11308/1875 MACDONELL MARY ANGELIS ALEXANDER MARGARET GOULBURN
11308/1875 MCDONELL MARY ANGELIS ALEXANDER MARGARET GOULBURN
 11944/1876 MACDONNELL SOPHIA ANN ALEXANDER MARGARET GOULBURN
11944/1876 MCDONNELL SOPHIA ANN ALEXANDER MARGARET GOULBURN
13815/1879 MACDONNELL ENEAS ROBERT G ALEXANDER MARGARET GOULBURN
13815/1879 MCDONNELL ENEAS ROBERT G ALEXANDER MARGARET GOULBURN
10392/1882 MACDONNELL ALICE M M ALEXANDER MARGARET ARGYLE
10392/1882 MCDONNELL ALICE M M ALEXANDER MARGARET ARGYLE
12685/1884 MACDONNELL CHRISTINA M ALEXANDER MARGARET ARGYLE
12685/1884 MCDONNELL CHRISTINA M ALEXANDER MARGARET ARGYLE

NSW BDM Death Registrations

8081/1896 MACDONNELL MAUD ALEXANDER MARGARET TARALGA
8081/1896 MCDONNELL MAUD ALEXANDER MARGARET TARALGA
22646/1927 MACDONNELL MARGARET ANGUS ANNABELLA GOULBURN
22646/1927 MCDONNELL MARGARET ANGUS ANNABELLA GOULBURN
1520/1928 MURPHY CHRISTINA M ALEXANDER MARGARET ASHFIELD
14938/1931 MACDONELL ALEXANDER JOHN ANNE GOULBURN
19692/1933 SHANAHAN SOPHIA A ALEXANDER MARGARET BURWOOD
23919/1936 MACDONELL AENEAS ROBERT G ALEXANDER MARGARET MANLY
23919/1936 MCDONELL AENEAS ROBERT G ALEXANDER MARGARET MANLY
3367/1958 BOARDMAN FLORA CATHERINE ALEXANDER MARGARET NEWTOWN
29182/1962 GRIFFIN ARABELLA MAY J ALEXANDER MARGARET SYDNEY
24899/1967 MCDONELL NORMAN ALEXANDER ALEXANDER MARGARET WEST WYALONG
43116/1973 WILLIAMS MARY ANGELA ALEXANDER MARGARET BURWOOD

Source: NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.  Retrieved from http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/

Comments

  1. My great Grandmother Elizabeth Cameron (nee McDonnell) was a sister of the Alexander McDonnell here which would make me a relative. Elizabeth was a keen horticulturalist and grew every tree from any part of the world which would grow in the location and here orchard is still growing on the old property :Fassifer" Stoney Creek Road Taralga. Regards Lorna Gweneth Cameron.

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  2. Lovely to hear from you! What a wonderful living legacy she has left. To be able to see and walk through her orchard and see the fruits (literally) of her labour must be a wonderful thing to do.

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