Elsie Maud McDonald

F, b. 27 March 1889, d. 3 November 1958
  • Elsie Maud McDonald was born on 27 March 1889 in Nelson, New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of John McDonald and Fanny Primmer.
  • At the age of 25 years, Elsie Maud McDonald married Herbert Sylvester Beare in 1915 in New Zealand.
  • In 1953,her husband, Herbert Sylvester Beare died in New Zealand.
  • Elsie Maud McDonald died on 3 November 1958 in Auckland, New Zealand, at age 69.

Elsie May McDonald

F, b. 1908
  • Elsie May McDonald was born in 1908 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Donald Alexander McDonald and Elizabeth McDonald.
  • In 1920, Elsie May McDonald and Frances (Maud) Murphy were given the honour of taking part in the opening of the bridge at Five-ways in Ravensbourne. They held the ribbon that was broken as the first car crossed the bridge.
  • Elsie May McDonald appeared on the Electoral Roll with Donald Alexander McDonald in 1930 in Ravensbourne. Donald was a labourer and Elizabeth carried out home duties. Their son John was also a labourer. Their daughter Elsie also lived with them.

Fanny McDonald

F, b. 30 March 1876, d. 22 June 1912
  • Fanny McDonald was born on 30 March 1876 in Nelson, New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of John McDonald and Fanny Primmer.
  • Fanny McDonald died on 22 June 1912 in Devonport, New Zealand, at age 36.

Florence Marion McDonald

F, b. 1 May 1878, d. July 1959
  • Florence Marion McDonald was born on 1 May 1878 in Nelson, New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of John McDonald and Fanny Primmer.
  • In May 1924 Florence Marion McDonald lived in Waipapa Rd, Haitaitai, Wellington, New Zealand. This address was given on her mother, who was living with her at the time, when her borther Leonard was admiitted to Porirua Hospital.
  • Florence Marion McDonald died in July 1959 in Wellington at age 81.

George Conrad McDonald

M, b. 16 July 1874, d. 1957
  • George Conrad McDonald was born on 16 July 1874 in Nelson, New Zealand.
  • He was the son of John McDonald and Fanny Primmer.
  • George Conrad McDonald commenced school at Bridge Street Boys School in February 1888. George's parents address was Alton Street, Nelson. George left the school on 15 June the same year - next placing home.
  • He enlisted in the Army in 1902. He received a Military Pension - service number 6168, next of kin his mother Fanny McDonald of Collingwood Street, Nelson.
  • At the age of 34 years, George Conrad McDonald married Bertha Josephine Stobaus in 1909 in All Saint's Church, Nelson, New Zealand. Bertha was the eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs A Stobaus, Vincent Street, Nelson. George was the son of Mrs F McDonald, Collingwood St, Nelson.
  • George was listed as living at Moonie Pond's, Melbourne on his brother's hospital admission
    on 2 May 1924.
  • George Conrad McDonald died in 1957 in Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria. (Moody Ponds.)

Gladys Irene McDonald

F, b. circa 1910

Helen Dawson McDonald

F, b. 1876, d. August 1936
  • Helen Dawson McDonald was born in 1876. She was the daughter of James McDonald and Margaret Donald Wilson.
  • At the age of 22 years, Helen Dawson McDonald married Robert Johnston Reddiex in 1898 in Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
  • Helen Dawson McDonald and Robert Johnston Reddiex immigrated in 1911. Robert 37 and Helen 35, were listed on the nominated immigration index with their six children Maggie 12, Mary 11, Nellie 9, James 8, Elizabeth 4 and William 2. However no ship was given. It appears that only family members arrived in 1911. Others came in Queensland on 1 Sep 1925 and Jan 1926 - Mary (9 Jan 1926 from London aged 25) and James (24 Apr 1925 from London aged 21.)
  • Helen Dawson McDonald died in August 1936 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • She was buried on 22 August 1936 in Toowong Cemetery.

Children of Helen Dawson McDonald and Robert Johnston Reddiex

Henry McDonald

M, b. circa 1870

Howard Claud McDonald

M, b. March 1912, d. 6 September 1912
  • Howard Claud McDonald was born in March 1912.
  • He was the son of James Peter McDonald and Mary Rodda.
  • Howard Claud McDonald died on 6 September 1912 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 8 September 1912 in Goombungee Cemetery.

James Beaumont McDonald

M, b. 1897

James Peter McDonald

M, b. circa 1885
  • James Peter McDonald was born circa 1885.
  • James Peter McDonald married Mary Rodda circa 1910.
  • On 8 September 1912,James Peter McDonald's son, Howard Claud McDonald was buried in Goombungee Cemetery.

Child of James Peter McDonald and Mary Rodda

James Thomas McDonald

M, b. circa 1885

Jane Elizabeth McDonald

F, b. 1894

Janet McDonald

F, b. circa 1844, d. 1881
  • Janet McDonald was born circa 1844. She was the daughter of Archibald McDonald and Mary McGregor.
  • Janet McDonald married Robert Craig Shedden in 1871 in Queensland.
  • Janet McDonald died in 1881 in Queensland. She most likely died in child birth.

Children of Janet McDonald and Robert Craig Shedden

Jessie McDonald

F, b. circa 1866, d. 1867
  • Jessie McDonald was born circa 1866.
  • She was the daughter of John McDonald and Jessie Chisolm.
  • Jessie McDonald died in 1867 in Queensland.

Jessie Maud McDonald

F, b. 1902

John McDonald

M, b. 1869, d. 22 December 1920
  • John McDonald was born in 1869 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John McDonald and Jessie Chisolm.
  • At the age of 24 years, John McDonald married Jane Handford, daughter of William Handford and Caroline Voicey, in 1893 in Queensland.
  • In 1901 John was listed as a farmer of Goombungee in the Crow's Nest Post Office Directory.
  • John McDonald appeared on the Electoral Roll with John McDonald and Jessie Chisolm in 1903 in Goombungee. John was a farmer as were their sons Robert and John.
  • John McDonald died on 22 December 1920 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 23 December 1920 in Goombungee Cemetery. CE1-00J-0010.

Children of John McDonald and Jane Handford

John McDonald

M, b. 1844, d. 7 July 1907
  • John McDonald was born in 1844 in Scotland. He was the son of Duncan McDonald and Margaret Forbis.
  • At the age of 20 years, John McDonald married Jessie Chisolm on 16 November 1864 in Inverness, Scotland.
  • Conditional approval for John McDonald's selection of landwas given on 24 November 1888. He selected 40 acres of land at Ravensboune. His son Donald also selected land at Ravensbourne. "For the agricultural township farms adjoining the village of Ravensbourne there was great competition, many of the portions being applied for from four to ten times over. The ballot had to be resorted to in no less than 50 cases; this, with the refunding of the amounts paid by the unsuccessful applicants, necessarily occupied  a deal of time, and it was not till half-past 6 O'clock that the business was concluded, and the court closed. By 7 o'clock the whole of the refundments had been paid over to 115 applicants. The 76 portions adjoining the village of Ravensbourne, granted at the land court, were  apportioned among 62 selectors, so there is every probability of the village settlement of Ravensbourne proving a success. The total area granted at the court was 5025 acres among 68 applicants."
  • He and Jessie Chisolm appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Goombungee. John was a farmer as were their sons Robert and John.
  • John McDonald died on 7 July 1907 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 9 July 1909 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. PRES1-003-0031.

Children of John McDonald and Jessie Chisolm

John McDonald

M, b. 1867

John McDonald

M, b. 1896, d. 2 December 1950
  • John McDonald was born in 1896 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Donald Alexander McDonald and Elizabeth McDonald.
  • John McDonald appeared on the Electoral Roll with Donald Alexander McDonald and Elizabeth McDonald in 1925 in Ravensbourne. Donald was a labourer. Their son John was also a labourer and daughter Jessie carried out home duties.
  • John McDonald appeared on the Electoral Roll with Donald Alexander McDonald in 1930 in Ravensbourne. Donald was a labourer and Elizabeth carried out home duties. Their son John was also a labourer. Their daughter Elsie also lived with them.
  • John McDonald died on 2 December 1950 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 4 December 1954 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. PRES2-008-0044. He is buried next to his mother.

John McDonald

M, b. 11 February 1849, d. 10 June 1905
  • John McDonald was born on 11 February 1849 in Wakapuaka, Nelson, New Zealand. He was the son of John McDonald and Janet Grant.
  • At the age of 22 years, 9 months and 3 days, John McDonald married Fanny Primmer, daughter of Joseph Primmer and Ann Hurst, on 14 November 1871at the residence of William Flett, in Nelson. At the time of his marriage John was 24 and a dairyman. Witnesses to the marriage were John Nelson Wheadon, a barman and Minna Wheaden Nelson, a spinster.
  • In February 1888, John McDonald enrolled his son George Conrad McDonald in Bridge Street Boys School. George's parents address was Alton Street, Nelson. George left the school on 15 June the same year - next placing home.

  • On 1 May 1888, John McDonald enrolled his son Percy Albert McDonald in Bridge Street Boys School. Percy's parents address was Alton Street, Nelson. Percy left the school in Jan 1893 to attend the Haven Road School, Nelson.

  • John McDonald and Fanny Primmer appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1893 living at Waimea, Nelson. John was a labourer and Fanny carried out domestic duties.
  • John McDonald died on 10 June 1905 in Wellington Hospital, Taranaki Street, at age 56. He died from cancer of the neck, a affliction he had had for 13 months. At the time of his death his wife Fanny was staying with their daughter in Taranaki Street, Wellington. The familily lived at Collingwood Street, Nelson at the time. He had a family of 4 sons and 6 daughters.
  • He was buried on 15 July 1905 in Wakapuaka Cemetery, Nelson. The funeral left his wife's residence in Collingwood Street for the New Cemetery. Rev. J.H. McKenzie, Presbyterian Minister conducted the service.

Children of John McDonald and Fanny Primmer

John Alexander McDonald

M, b. circa 1900, d. 17 March 1972

Leonard John (Leon) McDonald

M, b. 12 February 1884, d. 9 January 1958
  • Leonard John (Leon) McDonald was born on 12 February 1884 in Nelson, New Zealand.
  • He was the son of John McDonald and Fanny Primmer.
  • At the age of 21 years, Leonard John (Leon) McDonald married Hilda Mary Nieman in 1906 in New Zealand.
  • Leonard John (Leon) McDonald died on 9 January 1958 in Kingseat Hospital, Papakura, Auckland, at age 73.

Lilian Grace McDonald

F, b. 10 December 1891, d. 19 September 1957
  • Lilian Grace McDonald was born on 10 December 1891 in Nelson, New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of John McDonald and Fanny Primmer.
  • At the age of 33 years, 4 months and 19 days, Lilian Grace McDonald married Arthur James Bennett on 29 April 1925 in Nelson, New Zealand.
  • At the time of her mother's death in 1931, Lillian was living at Brook Street, Nelson.
  • Lilian Grace McDonald died on 19 September 1957 in Nelson, New Zealand, at age 65.

Margaret Ann McDonald

F, b. 1873, d. 18 September 1900
  • Margaret Ann McDonald was born in 1873.
  • She was the daughter of John McDonald and Jessie Chisolm.
  • Margaret Ann McDonald died on 18 September 1900 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 19 September 1900 in Goombungee Cemetery.

Margaret Osborne McDonald

F, b. circa 1850

Maria Drummond McDonald

F, b. 1879, d. 1879
  • Maria Drummond McDonald died in 1879 in Queensland.
  • She was born in 1879 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John McDonald and Jessie Chisolm.

Mary McDonald

F, b. 1869

Mary Reed McDonald

F, b. 12 December 1879, d. 16 January 1900
  • Mary Reed McDonald was born on 12 December 1879 in Wellcamp, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John McDonald and Jessie Chisolm.
  • Mary Reed McDonald died on 16 January 1900 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 20.

Percy Albert McDonald

M, b. 5 May 1880, d. 26 November 1918
  • Percy Albert McDonald was born on 5 May 1880 in Alton Street, Nelson, New Zealand.
  • He was the son of John McDonald and Fanny Primmer.
  • Percy Albert McDonald commenced school at Bridge Street Boys School on 1 May 1888. Percy's parents address was Alton Street, Nelson. Percy left the school in Jan 1893 to attend the Haven Road School, Nelson.
  • Percy was a member of the First Reserves, his last address being his mother's home in Collingwoood Street, Nelson. He was a carrier.
  • Percy Albert McDonald died on 26 November 1918 in Nelson, New Zealand, at age 38. His death notice appeared in the Nelson Evening Mail. It read:- "26.11.1918 At the residence of his mother Collingwood Street, Nelson Percy Albert second son of Fanny and John McDonald 36 years." At the time of his death he was a baker.
  • He was buried on 28 November 1918 in Wakapuaka Cemetery. Block 2, plot 55. He is buried with his uncle William.