Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Dulcie Maud Farrell (1903 - 1961)

In Loving Memory Of
A Dear Wife & Mother
Dulcie Maud Farrell
Died 1st July 1961
Aged 50 years
At Rest

Dulcie was the wife of my great uncle, James Farrell and mother of little Ross Farrell. She was born around 1903 in Dubbo, NSW, Australia, daughter of Thomas Henry McNamara and Heneritta Nicholson. Dulcie, James and Ross are all laid to rest in the Coonabarabran General Cemetery in Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia.

I obtained this picture through the Australian Cemeteries Index and was given permission to post to this blog.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Orphan Photo #5

In going through a box of pictures that belonged to my mother, I've come across a lot of photos of people I don't know. I believe they might be friends and/or family of my step-father, Douglas Sinclair Kay. I'm posting these in the hope that someone might come across them and be able to identify them.

My Step-father was a Scout Leader for the 1st Storer Troup in St. Lambert, Quebec. This picture is of the Court of Honour and was taken on October 4, 1955. Written on the back is:

Left to Right:

A.S.M. Rod Eaves
A.S.M. Fred Horrell
J.T.L. Ian MacDougall
P.L. Clifford Macormack
P.L. Brian Denyar
P.L. Don Bunker
A.S.M. George Gage

Held at S.M. D. Kay's house.

On the bottom of the front of the picture is written: A Storer "Court of Honour".

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday – Anderson, Devlin & Dunlop – Oh My!

Erected by Jane Dunlop,

In Memory of her husband,
Alexander Anderson
Who died 21st Dec. 1909, aged 74 years
The above Jane Dunlop,
Who died 24th Sep. 1921, aged 83 years,
Her great-grandson Peter Green
Who died 25th Sep.1913,
Aged 1 year, and 10 months,
Also their great-grand-daughter
Annie Green,
Died 27th June 1914, aged 10 months,
Also Jean died in infancy
Also Henry Green,
Beloved husband of Jean Devlin
Died 21 Aug. 1952, aged 71 years.
The above Jean Devlin
Died 15th Nov. 1969, aged 82 years

(Auchinleck Burial Ground
Auchinleck, Ayrshire, Scotland

A few months back, a distant cousin, Sean Devlin, sent me a link to some photos of tombstones that he took while he was in Scotland (and kindly gave permission to post any on this blog). I’m guessing that he snapped photos of tombstones with the name “Devlin” on it and sorted them out when he got home (which is what I would have done). Fortunately for me, he took the above photo even though they are not his direct line.

Alexander Anderson and Jane Dunlop are my 2x great grandparents. Their daughter, Janet Anderson married Peter Devlin (my great grandparents) and they are the parents of the above referenced Jean Devlin. Jean Devlin is the oldest sister of my Granny Farrell (Helen Devlin) and is my Grand Aunt.

This stone provides a lot of information that I didn’t have. I knew that Jean had married Henry Green, but I did not have a death date for either of them. It also lists three children with their death dates. In due time, I will search for the birth dates of the children and also see if there might be any more.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Surname Saturday - Burnett

Each Saturday I will be posting one of my surnames. I will be starting with the 4 main lines – my paternal line of Farrell and Devlin and my maternal line of Marshall and Burnett, after which I will post most likely in alphabetical order using the Ahnentafel numbering system.

This week’s surname is Burnett, my maternal grandmother's paternal line.

1. Me (Alana Farrell)

2. Robert Allan Farrell (1927-1962)
3. Rhona MacDonald Marshall (1933-2003)

6. Robert Burn Marshall (1872-1935)
7. Eliza Hamilton Burnett (see information on Eliza and her children here)

14. John Burnett, born 29 July 1863 in Fettercairn, Kincardineshire, Scotland and died 2 March 1923 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland. John was the son of John Burnett and Elizabeth Smith. He married Helen Leighton Marshall on 24 Apr. 1885 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland.

15. Helen Leighton Marshall, born 11 Feb. 1863 in Kirrimuir, Angus, Scotland and died 19 Jan. 1929 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland. Helen was the daughter of Robert Marshall (abt. 1819-1891) and Ann Kynoch (1820-1885).

The children of John Burnett and Helen Leighton Marshall were:

Isabella Balfour Drever Burnett (1886-1911)
Charles Cowan Burnett (1888-??)
John Marshall Burnett (1889-??)
Margaret Arbuthnott Burnett (1891-??)
James Alexander Burnett (1896-??)
Eliza Hamilton Burnett (1897-1943)

28. John Burnett, b. 1 Mar. 1838 in Fettercairn, Kincardineshire, Scotland. John was the son of Alexander Burnett and Margaret Crabb. He married Elizabeth Smith on the 28 May 1859 in Glenbervie, Kincardineshire, Scotland.

29. Elizabeth Smith, b. abt 1836 in Glenbervie, Kincardineshire, Scotland. Elizabeth was the daughter of Charles Smith and Helen Longmuir.

The known children of John Burnett and Elizabeth Smith are:

Alexander Burnet (1859 - ?)
Charles Burnett (1861 - ?)
John Burnett (1863-1923)
James Burnett (1870 - ?)

56. Alexander Burnett (no further information known at this time)
57. Margaret Crabb(no further information known at this time)

If you think we may be related, please contact me either at alana dot farrell at sympatico dot ca or by using the "contact" button.

SNGF - My Mommy's Mommy!

Randy Seaver has got a really interesting topic for this week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun over at Genea-Musings. It’s been awhile since I participated, but even I could handle this one.

1) List your matrilineal line - your mother, her mother, etc. back to the first identifiable mother. Note: this line is how your mitochondrial DNA was passed to you!

2) Tell us if you have had your mitochondrial DNA tested, and if so, which Haplogroup you are in.

My matrilineal line is:

1) Me
2) My mother: Rhona MacDonald Marshall (1933 Dundee, Angus, Scotland – 2003 St. Lambert, Quebec, Canada) married Robert Allan Farrell.
3) My grandmother: Eliza Hamilton Burnett (1897 Dundee, Angus, Scotland – 1943 Dundee, Angus, Scotland) married Robert Burn Marshall.
4) My great grandmother: Helen Leighton Marshall (1863 Kirrimuir, Angus,Scotland – 1929 Dundee, Angus, Scotland) married John Burnett.
5) My 2nd great grandmother: Ann Kynoch (1820 Dallas, Morayshire, Scotland – 1885 Dundee, Angus, Scotland) married Robert Marshall.
6) My 3rd great grandmother: Christian Hay (1781 Dallas, Morayshire, Scotland - ??) married John Kynoch.
7) My 4th great grandmother: Mary Ross married Robert Hay

My father’s matrilineal line is:

1) My father: Robert Allan Farrell (1927 Abernethy, Saskatchewan, Canada – 1962 Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada)
2) My grandmother: Helen Devlin (1892 Auchinleck, Ayrshire, Scotland – 1980 Balcarres, Saskatchewan, Canada) married Robert Farrell.
3) My great grandmother: Janet Anderson (1867 Hulford, Riccarton, Ayrshire, Scotland – 1939 Auchinleck, Ayrshire, Scotland) married Peter Devlin.
4) My 2nd great grandmother: Jane Dunlop (1835 Hulford, Riccarton, Ayrshire, Scotland – 1921 Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland) married Alexander Anderson.
5) My 3rd great grandmother: Margaret Ferguson married James Dunlop.

I haven’t as yet taken any type of DNA test – that is a future “To Do” item.