Clement Joseph McQuillan

M, b. circa 1920, d. 1974

Daniel McQuillan

M, b. 5 October 1889, d. 29 December 1982
  • Daniel McQuillan was born on 5 October 1889 in Perseverance, Queensland.
  • He was the son of James McQuillan and Catherine Zeller.
  • Around 1895 Filshie & Broadfoot built a mill on the eastern side of Perseverance Creek near the Perseverance bridge. Dave Broadfoot managed the mill for about 15 years. Some of the workers were Bill Wilkes, Dan McQuillan, Walter Scott, Fred Lent (a yardman), Tom Eames and Mr Albion, the engine driver. Bill and Rodger McQuillan were bullock drivers for the mill.

  • Daniel McQuillan died on 29 December 1982 in Banyo, Queensland, at age 93.

Ellen McQuillan

F, b. 25 September 1901, d. 23 August 1965
  • Ellen McQuillan was born on 25 September 1901 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John McQuillan and Annie Catherine Scholmier.
  • Ellen McQuillan appeared on the Electoral Roll with John McQuillan and Annie Catherine Scholmier between 1925 and 1930 in Perseverance. John was a farmer. Daughters Margaret, Sarah and Ellen carried out home duties.
  • Ellen McQuillan died on 23 August 1965 in Queensland at age 63.
  • She was buried on 25 August 1965 in Cabarlah Cemetery. RC1-00E-0021.

Francis McQuillan

M, b. 29 June 1893

Helen (Mary) McQuillan

F, b. circa 1850, d. 1928
  • Helen (Mary) McQuillan was also known as Granny Ryan.
  • She was born circa 1850.
  • She was the daughter of John McQuillan and Mary Ann Kelly.
  • Helen (Mary) McQuillan married Thomas Ryan, son of William Ryan, on 5 May 1869 in Queensland.
  • Helen (Mary) McQuillan immigrated circa 1875. She possibly arrived in Queensland with her mother Mary Ann, brothers Rodger and James McQuillan and her children.
  • Conditional approval for Helen (Mary) McQuillan's selection of landwas given on 24 November 1888. She selected 80 acres of 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."
  • She. The Queenslander reported that applications for certificates at Ravensbourne for the following selections were adjourned for inspection:- John M'Laughlan, William Richards, August F. Beutel, Gustav F. Beutel, Robert Shedden, Ann Walsh, Donald A McDonald, Hugh M'Erlean, Mary Ryan, Charles McQuillan, Frederick Reuschle, Jacob Weller, Harriet E. Austin, Emma L. Austin, Charles Wallace, Henry McLeod, and William J. H. Austin.
  • In the early 1900's Granny Ryan had a shop and post office in Ravensbourne village. The Post Office was later run by Mrs Archie McDonald.
  • She, as the mother of the bride, attended the wedding of Mary Agnes Ryan and Charles Augustine McGeever on 4 July 1900 in St Patrick's Church, Toowoomba, Queensland. The Warwick Argus reported the marriage:- " McGEEVER-RYAN.-A ceremony which has aroused much interest and expectation for some time past was celebrated in St. Patrick's R.C. Church, Toowoomba, on Wednesday, July 4th (says the Chronicle), when Miss Mary Ryan, only daughter of Mrs. T. Ryan, of Ravensbourne, was married to Mr. Charles A. McGeever, third son of Mr. Henry M'Geever, of Emu Vale, Warwick. The bride, who was attended by two bridesmaids, Miss B. M'Quillan (chief) and Miss Bishop, cousins of the bride, was given away by her brother (Mr. J. Ryan). Mr. D. M'Geever, brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man, and Mr. J. M'Geever as groomsman. The bride appeared to very great advantage in a beautiful dress of cream satin, trimmed with silk braid, chiffon and orange blossoms. She also wore a very becoming hat trimmed with cream silk and ostrich tips, and carried a beautiful bouquet. The bridesmaids wore becoming costumes of pale blue cashmere trimmed with cream silk and chiffon with hats to match. They also wore gold bar brooches presented by the bridegroom. The bride's dresses were designed and made by Miss Case, and reflected great credit on her artistic skill. After the newly-wedded pair had received the congratulation of their friends, the company partook of a sumptuous breakfast, which was served in Mr. Laracy's Harp Of Erin Hotel.
  • Helen (Mary) McQuillan appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1905 living at Ravensbourne. She carried out domestic duties.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1909 and 1913 living at Ravensbourne. She carried out home duties.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1921 and 1925 living at Ravensbourne. She carried out home duties.
  • Helen (Mary) McQuillan died in 1928 in Queensland.

Children of Helen (Mary) McQuillan and Thomas Ryan

James McQuillan

M, b. 1849, d. 14 September 1901
  • James McQuillan was born in 1849 in County Derry, Northern Ireland.
  • He was the son of John McQuillan and Mary Ann Kelly.
  • James McQuillan selected land in 1871. The McQuillan brothers were amonst the first to select land at Perseverance. John, together with James and Rodger selected portions 1, 2, 3 and 4 in Crow's Nest Parish when the Tooth sheep run at Perseverance was resumed and opened up for closer settlement. James also selected portion 15 Ravensbourne Parish and in 1890 John also aquired some land in Ravensbourne.
  • At the age of 31 years, James McQuillan married Catherine Zeller, daughter of Francis Zeller and Catherine Beutel, in 1880 in Queensland.
  • When the Perseverance Creek School was opened in November 1880, the first day pupils were John Ryan, William Diamond, Alf Ernest Bidgood, Miriam Case, Kate Diamond, Rachel Diamond, Ann Hebbel, Margaret Hebbel, Jacob Hebbel, Emily White, Mary Ryan, and George Case. The first head teacher was Thomas Walls and the School Committee consisted of Joseph Cossart (Secretary - his eldest child was only four at the time), Alf Bidgood, John Hebbel, James and John McQuillan.
    The following year Alice Brown, Joseph Cronk, John Brown, Edward Brown, Alice Cronk, Minnie Humberdross, Emma Humberdross and John Kynoch were enrolled.
  • In July 1895 James sold his allottments at Crow's Nest to Edward Price.
  • On 10 March 1896,his wife, Catherine Zeller died in Perseverance, Queensland.
  • In 1901 James was listed as a farmer of Ravensbourne in the Crow's Nest Post Office Directory.
  • James McQuillan died on 14 September 1901 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 15 September 1901 in Cabarlah Cemetery. RC1-00B-0010.
  • Probate for his estate was granted in February 1902; James M'Quillan, Perseverance, farmer, to Rodger M'Quillan and Lawrence Diamond, Perseverance, farmers. Death occurred 14th September, 1901. Probate granted 3rd December. Realty and personalty, £1984 10s.

Children of James McQuillan and Catherine Zeller

James Francis McQuillan

M, b. 1882, d. 3 July 1933
  • James Francis McQuillan was born in 1882 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of James McQuillan and Catherine Zeller.
  • James Francis McQuillan appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Perseverance. He was a labourer.
  • James Francis McQuillan died on 3 July 1933 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 4 July 1933 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. RCOLD1-022-0008.

John McQuillan

M, b. 1846, d. 6 January 1936
  • John McQuillan was born in 1846 in County Derry, Northern Ireland.
  • He was the son of John McQuillan and Mary Ann Kelly.
  • John McQuillan immigrated on 28 July 1863. John 20, travelled on the Rockliff. His brothers, mother and sister followed him later. On arrival in Brisbane he travelled to Toowoomba by bullock dray. He found work as a fencing contractor and on the railway line being constructed from Brisabne to Toowoomba. He selected his first land land at Cabarlah.
  • In September 1869 John and Rodger McQuillan were living next to William Murphy at Highfields. Their relationship with their neighbour was far from cordial. The Darling Downs Gazette reported " TOOWOOMBA POLICE COURT.Tuesday, September 7. (Before T. Plews and E. If. Robinson, Esqrs., JJ.P.)
    Roger M'Quillan was charged with unlawfully assaulting W. Murphy at Highfields. Mr. Hamilton for defendant. Wm. Murphy, farmer of Highfields, said he was going home to breakfast on the morning of September 2nd, and heard loud talking near the house ; went to the garden and saw two men and two women, who were shouting out, 'Where is Murphy! It was a bad day for him when he meddled with us : he (witness): enquired what they wanted, and the defendant immediately pulled off his coat, invited witness to come outside, and said he would take satisfaction out of him ; witness at length accepted the invitation, and went over into the defendant's paddock, when he was struck violently on the arm with a stick ; a general scrim mage took place, after which all parties appeared to be satisfied and went away. Cross-examined by Mr. Hamilton : My paddock is next the defendant's ; when I was invited to go over into the paddock the defendant was prepared for business ; 1 took off my coat when 1 got over the fence so as to be ready for the light. Thos. Walsh was present when the difficulty occurred ; the defendant charged Murphy with inflicting some malicious injury upon his cow, and said he would ' regulate' him' ; Murphy then went over the fence to institute a few preliminary inquiries when the defendant struck him across the arm with a stick. Cross-examined by Mr. Hamilton : I was present during the whole of the row ; the light took place in M'Quillan's paddock, and they both appeared to be determined for a fight. The case was dismissed. John M’Quillan was then charged with striking the aforementioned William Murphy with his closed list, on the 2nd September. The evidence in this case went to show that a general fight had taken place, in which the defend ant had barely obtained second honours, and received a fair amount of punishment. After bearing the evidence of the complainant the case was dismissed."
  • He selected land in 1871. The McQuillan brothers were amonst the first to select land at Perseverance. John, together with James and Rodger selected portions 1, 2, 3 and 4 in Crow's Nest Parish when the Tooth sheep run at Perseverance was resumed and opened up for closer settlement. James also selected portion 15 Ravensbourne Parish and in 1890 John also aquired some land in Ravensbourne.
  • When the Perseverance Creek School was opened in November 1880, the first day pupils were John Ryan, William Diamond, Alf Ernest Bidgood, Miriam Case, Kate Diamond, Rachel Diamond, Ann Hebbel, Margaret Hebbel, Jacob Hebbel, Emily White, Mary Ryan, and George Case. The first head teacher was Thomas Walls and the School Committee consisted of Joseph Cossart (Secretary - his eldest child was only four at the time), Alf Bidgood, John Hebbel, James and John McQuillan.
    The following year Alice Brown, Joseph Cronk, John Brown, Edward Brown, Alice Cronk, Minnie Humberdross, Emma Humberdross and John Kynoch were enrolled.
  • At the age of 37 years, John McQuillan married Annie Catherine Scholmier in 1883.
  • In 1901 John was listed as a farmer of Ravensbourne in the Crow's Nest Post Office Directory.
  • John McQuillan appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1905 living at Perseverance. He was a farmer.
  • He and Annie Catherine Scholmier appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1909 living at Perseverance. John was a farmer. Their son Kennedy also farmed at Perseverance. Daughter Mary Agnes carried out home dutes.
  • After the death of his brothers James in 1901 and Rodger in 1878, John aquired ownership of all four portions of the land at Perseverence (Portions 1,2,3,and 4 Crow's Nest). He also held three portions in Murphy Parish. The first milking machines in the area were used by the McQuillan family.
  • John McQuillan gave the bride away at the wedding of William Diamond and Mary Sabrine Cleary on 30 April 1910 in St Patricks Catholic Church, Toowoomba, Queensland; At the time of their marriage Mary's parents, father John formerly of Perseverance, were both deceased. She was given away by her god-father Mr McQuillan.
  • John McQuillan and Annie Catherine Scholmier appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Perseverance. John was a farmer, daughter Mary carried out home duties and Thomas Patrick was a dairyman at Perseverance.
  • John McQuillan and Annie Catherine Scholmier appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1921 living at Perseverance. John was a farmer. Daughter Sarah carried out home duties.
  • John McQuillan and Annie Catherine Scholmier appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1930 living at Perseverance. John was a farmer. Daughters Margaret, Sarah and Ellen carried out home duties.
  • John McQuillan died on 6 January 1936 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 7 January 1936 in Cabarlah Cemetery. RC1-00A-0013.

Children of John McQuillan and Annie Catherine Scholmier

John McQuillan

M, b. circa 1810, d. before 1863
  • John McQuillan was born circa 1810.
  • John McQuillan married Mary Ann Kelly circa 1840.
  • John McQuillan died before 1863 in Ireland.

Children of John McQuillan and Mary Ann Kelly

John McQuillan

M, b. 1884, d. 5 May 1885
  • John McQuillan was born in 1884 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John McQuillan and Annie Catherine Scholmier.
  • John McQuillan died on 5 May 1885 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 6 May 1885 in Cabarlah Cemetery. RC1-00A-0012.

Kennedy John McQuillan

M, b. 13 December 1885, d. 6 August 1959
  • Kennedy John McQuillan was born on 13 December 1885 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John McQuillan and Annie Catherine Scholmier.
  • Kennedy John McQuillan appeared on the Electoral Roll with John McQuillan and Annie Catherine Scholmier in 1909 in Perseverance. John was a farmer. Their son Kennedy also farmed at Perseverance. Daughter Mary Agnes carried out home dutes.
  • Kennedy John McQuillan died on 6 August 1959 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 73.

Margaret McQuillan

F, b. 26 December 1904

Mary McQuillan

F, b. November 1914, d. 4 February 1915
  • Mary McQuillan was born in November 1914 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Mary Agnes McQuillan.
  • Mary McQuillan died on 4 February 1915 in Queensland. She was 11 weeks old.
  • She was buried on 5 February 1915 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. RC2-006-0044.

Mary Agnes McQuillan

F, b. 2 November 1888, d. 16 October 1968
  • Mary Agnes McQuillan was born on 2 November 1888.
  • She was the daughter of John McQuillan and Annie Catherine Scholmier.
  • Mary Agnes McQuillan appeared on the Electoral Roll with John McQuillan and Annie Catherine Scholmier in 1909 in Perseverance. John was a farmer. Their son Kennedy also farmed at Perseverance. Daughter Mary Agnes carried out home dutes.
  • Mary Agnes McQuillan and John Cullen appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Ravensbourne. John was a labourer.
  • Mary Agnes McQuillan appeared on the Electoral Roll with Annie Catherine Scholmier and John McQuillan in 1913 in Perseverance. John was a farmer, daughter Mary carried out home duties and Thomas Patrick was a dairyman at Perseverance.
  • At the age of 30 years, Mary Agnes McQuillan married John Cullen, son of Thomas Cullen and Hanorah (Norah) Leary, in 1919 in Queensland.
  • Mary Agnes McQuillan and John Cullen appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1921 living at Ravensbourne. He was a labourer. Mary Agnes' address was Perseverance.
  • Mary Agnes McQuillan and John Cullen appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1949 living at Ravensbourne. John was a labourer.
  • Mary Agnes McQuillan died on 16 October 1968 in Queensland at age 79.
  • She was buried on 17 October 1968 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Child of Mary Agnes McQuillan

Children of Mary Agnes McQuillan and John Cullen

Michael McQuillan

M, b. 13 September 1899, d. 1969
  • Michael McQuillan was born on 13 September 1899 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John McQuillan and Annie Catherine Scholmier.
  • Michael McQuillan appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1921 and 1925 living at Perseverance. He was a grazier.
  • At the age of 28 years, Michael McQuillan married Dorothy Ethel Ryan in 1928 in Queensland.
  • Michael McQuillan died in 1969 in Queensland.

Patrick McQuillan

M, b. July 1891, d. 25 January 1897
  • Patrick McQuillan was born in July 1891.
  • He was the son of James McQuillan and Catherine Zeller.
  • Patrick McQuillan died on 25 January 1897 in Queensland at age 5. He drowned in Perseverence Creek.
  • He was buried on 27 January 1897 in Cabarlah Cemetery. He is buried with his father RC1-00B-0009.

Patrick McQuillan

M, b. 1889, d. 1890

Rodger McQuillan

M, b. 1841, d. 10 April 1878
  • Rodger McQuillan was born in 1841 in County Derry, Northern Ireland.
  • He was the son of John McQuillan and Mary Ann Kelly.
  • In September 1869 John and Rodger McQuillan were living next to William Murphy at Highfields. Their relationship with their neighbour was far from cordial. The Darling Downs Gazette reported " TOOWOOMBA POLICE COURT.Tuesday, September 7. (Before T. Plews and E. If. Robinson, Esqrs., JJ.P.)
    Roger M'Quillan was charged with unlawfully assaulting W. Murphy at Highfields. Mr. Hamilton for defendant. Wm. Murphy, farmer of Highfields, said he was going home to breakfast on the morning of September 2nd, and heard loud talking near the house ; went to the garden and saw two men and two women, who were shouting out, 'Where is Murphy! It was a bad day for him when he meddled with us : he (witness): enquired what they wanted, and the defendant immediately pulled off his coat, invited witness to come outside, and said he would take satisfaction out of him ; witness at length accepted the invitation, and went over into the defendant's paddock, when he was struck violently on the arm with a stick ; a general scrim mage took place, after which all parties appeared to be satisfied and went away. Cross-examined by Mr. Hamilton : My paddock is next the defendant's ; when I was invited to go over into the paddock the defendant was prepared for business ; 1 took off my coat when 1 got over the fence so as to be ready for the light. Thos. Walsh was present when the difficulty occurred ; the defendant charged Murphy with inflicting some malicious injury upon his cow, and said he would ' regulate' him' ; Murphy then went over the fence to institute a few preliminary inquiries when the defendant struck him across the arm with a stick. Cross-examined by Mr. Hamilton : I was present during the whole of the row ; the light took place in M'Quillan's paddock, and they both appeared to be determined for a fight. The case was dismissed. John M’Quillan was then charged with striking the aforementioned William Murphy with his closed list, on the 2nd September. The evidence in this case went to show that a general fight had taken place, in which the defend ant had barely obtained second honours, and received a fair amount of punishment. After bearing the evidence of the complainant the case was dismissed."
  • The McQuillan brothers were amonst the first to select land at Perseverance. John, together with James and Rodger selected portions 1, 2, 3 and 4 in Crow's Nest Parish when the Tooth sheep run at Perseverance was resumed and opened up for closer settlement. James also selected portion 15 Ravensbourne Parish and in 1890 John also aquired some land in Ravensbourne.
  • Rodger McQuillan died on 10 April 1878 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 12 April 1878 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. RCOLD1-018-0001.

Rodger McQuillan

M, b. 1881, d. 3 November 1963
  • Rodger McQuillan was born in 1881 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of James McQuillan and Catherine Zeller.
  • Around 1895 Filshie & Broadfoot built a mill on the eastern side of Perseverance Creek near the Perseverance bridge. Dave Broadfoot managed the mill for about 15 years. Some of the workers were Bill Wilkes, Dan McQuillan, Walter Scott, Fred Lent (a yardman), Tom Eames and Mr Albion, the engine driver. Bill and Rodger McQuillan were bullock drivers for the mill.

  • Rodger McQuillan was granted probate for the estate of James McQuillan on in February 1902 --- James M'Quillan, Perseverance, farmer, to Rodger M'Quillan and Lawrence Diamond, Perseverance, farmers. Death occurred 14th September, 1901. Probate granted 3rd December. Realty and personalty, £1984 10s.
  • Rodger McQuillan appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Crow's Nest. He was a farmer.
  • Rodger McQuillan died on 3 November 1963 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Sarah McQuillan

F, b. 26 July 1898

Thomas Patrick McQuillan

M, b. 13 December 1890
  • Thomas Patrick McQuillan was born on 13 December 1890.
  • He was the son of John McQuillan and Annie Catherine Scholmier.
  • Thomas Patrick McQuillan appeared on the Electoral Roll with Annie Catherine Scholmier and John McQuillan in 1913 in Perseverance. John was a farmer, daughter Mary carried out home duties and Thomas Patrick was a dairyman at Perseverance.
  • At the age of 28 years, Thomas Patrick McQuillan married Margaret Ann O'Connor in 1919 in Queensland.
  • Thomas Patrick McQuillan and Margaret Ann O'Connor appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1921 and 1925 living at Perseverance. He was a dairyman.

Child of Thomas Patrick McQuillan and Margaret Ann O'Connor

Vincent McQuillan

M, b. 2 November 1905, d. 28 November 1983
  • Vincent McQuillan was born on 2 November 1905 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John McQuillan and Annie Catherine Scholmier.
  • Vincent McQuillan appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Perseverance. He was a dairyman.
  • Vincent McQuillan died on 28 November 1983 in Queensland at age 78.
  • He was buried on 30 November 1983 in Cabarlah Cemetery. RC1-00A-0014.

William John McQuillan

F, b. 26 September 1883, d. 17 January 1953
  • William John McQuillan was born on 26 September 1883 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of James McQuillan and Catherine Zeller.
  • Around 1895 Filshie & Broadfoot built a mill on the eastern side of Perseverance Creek near the Perseverance bridge. Dave Broadfoot managed the mill for about 15 years. Some of the workers were Bill Wilkes, Dan McQuillan, Walter Scott, Fred Lent (a yardman), Tom Eames and Mr Albion, the engine driver. Bill and Rodger McQuillan were bullock drivers for the mill.

  • William John McQuillan appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1909 living at Perseverance. He was a labourer.
  • William John McQuillan died on 17 January 1953 in Lutwyche, Brisbane, Queensland, at age 69.

Gordon McRae

M, b. 2 June 1906, d. 16 May 1915
  • Gordon McRae was born on 2 June 1906 in Casino, New South Wales.
  • He was the son of John Alexander McRae and Ellen Philomina Barry.
  • Gordon McRae witnessed the Note of John Alexander McRae and Ellen Philomina Barry on 18 February 1911; the Department of Education compiled a list of children who were currently attending the Moss View School, but were residing near the proposed Jubilee Vale school. John and Ellen's children Reginald 7, Kathleen 6 and Gordon 5 were on that list. They lived on Portion 4 Emu Creek which was about 2 1/2 miles from the proposed new school as compared to 4 miles from the Mossview School which because of the distance they had not been attending.
  • Gordon McRae was buried on 16 May 1915 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.
  • Gordon McRae died on 16 May 1915 in Queensland at age 8.

John McRae

M, b. 8 October 1907, d. 16 December 1936
  • John McRae was born on 8 October 1907 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John Alexander McRae and Ellen Philomina Barry.
  • John McRae died on 16 December 1936 in Ocean Beach, Southport, at age 29. John and Mary Margaret Handy (sister of his brother Reg's wife Molly) were swimming when they were caught up in a rift and dragged out to sea. Life guard could not resuscitate them. They had been on holiday with a group of other people.
  • He was buried on 17 December 1936 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

John Alexander McRae

M, b. 3 July 1860, d. 17 November 1934
  • John Alexander McRae was born on 3 July 1860 in Bucks Inn, Stair Hill, Goulbourn, New South Wales. He was the son of John (possibly died 1884) and Clementina Mary McDonnell(died 1900) (married 1852 Goulburn). In 1890 Clementina's brand was recorded in the NSW Government Gazette. She lived at Clear Hill, Middle Arm, Taralga and was living there in 1913 with Donald Aeneas McRae, Duncan McRae, and Hector James McRae - all graziers.
  • At the age of 41 years and 28 days, John Alexander McRae married Ellen Philomina Barry on 31 July 1901 in Taralga, New South Wales. They lived in the Golbourn district before moving to Casino and finally to Queensland where their youngest child was born in 1907. John purchased at Emu Creek.
  • On 18 February 1911 the Department of Education compiled a list of children who were currently attending the Moss View School, but were residing near the proposed Jubilee Vale school. John and Ellen's children Reginald 7, Kathleen 6 and Gordon 5 were on that list. They lived on Portion 4 Emu Creek which was about 2 1/2 miles from the proposed new school as compared to 4 miles from the Mossview School which because of the distance they had not been attending.
  • In 1914 he was elected Chairman of the Crow's Nest Shire Council. He remained a Councillor until 1933.
  • John Alexander McRae died on 17 November 1934 in Crow's Nest, Queensland, at age 74.
  • He was buried on 18 November 1934 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of John Alexander McRae and Ellen Philomina Barry

Kathleen McRae

F, b. 15 April 1905, d. 30 January 1987
  • Kathleen McRae was born on 15 April 1905 in Casino, New South Wales.
  • She was the daughter of John Alexander McRae and Ellen Philomina Barry.
  • On 18 February 1911, the Department of Education compiled a list of children who were currently attending the Moss View School, but were residing near the proposed Jubilee Vale school. John and Ellen's children Reginald 7, Kathleen 6 and Gordon 5 were on that list. They lived on Portion 4 Emu Creek which was about 2 1/2 miles from the proposed new school as compared to 4 miles from the Mossview School which because of the distance they had not been attending.
  • Kathleen was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Deborah Ann Patch and Gideon Arthur Pott, son of James Pott and Margaret Ellen Nicol, on 15 August 1923 in St Matthews Catholic Church, Crow's Nest, Queensland; Arthur was the manager of Nukinenda Station, son of Mr and Mrs J Pott of Cork Station, Winton.
  • Kathleen McRae and Ellen Philomina Barry appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Emu Creek. They carried out home duties.
  • Kathleen McRae married William McNulty circa 1947 They settled at Mostyn, Yuleba.
  • Kathleen McRae died on 30 January 1987 at age 81. She was buried in the Yuleba cemetery.

Reginald Percival McRae

M, b. 27 March 1903, d. 20 August 1982
  • Reginald Percival McRae was born on 27 March 1903 in Goulburn, New South Wales.
  • He was the son of John Alexander McRae and Ellen Philomina Barry.
  • On 18 February 1911, the Department of Education compiled a list of children who were currently attending the Moss View School, but were residing near the proposed Jubilee Vale school. John and Ellen's children Reginald 7, Kathleen 6 and Gordon 5 were on that list. They lived on Portion 4 Emu Creek which was about 2 1/2 miles from the proposed new school as compared to 4 miles from the Mossview School which because of the distance they had not been attending.
  • At the age of 30 years, 2 months and 21 days, Reginald Percival McRae married Johanna Mary Handy, daughter of John Handy and Margaret Ann Leane, on 17 June 1933 in Queensland. They lived at Bendemere, Yuleba before returning to Emu Creek in 1937 to run Raeburn after Reg's father and brothers deaths.
  • Reginald Percival McRae and Johanna Mary Handy appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Raeburn, Emu Creek. Reg was a farmer.
  • Reginald Percival McRae died on 20 August 1982 in Queensland at age 79.
  • He was buried on 23 August 1982 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Stanley McRae

M, b. circa 1900, d. 1952
  • Stanley McRae was born circa 1900.
  • Stanley McRae died in 1952 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Violet McRae

F, b. circa 1905