Terry Mason's Family History Site
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George Frank McRae
Information sent to T.Mason on 29 Jan 2008 by Teri Birt. "May married my great grandfather: Frank Randall Shearer, son of Robert Shearer & Elizabeth D Randall, on or about Oct 1891 in California. They had a number of children, one of which was my grandmother Margaret Grace Shearer. She married my grandfather G.F. McRae in Bisbee, Arizona, on May 10, 1916. They moved to Prince Edward Island, Canada, (GF McRae's birth place in 1891) the fall of that same year. Their son (my father) Vernon Role McRae was born in PEI in 1917; & their daughter Mae Matilda was born in PEI in 1919."
8136. Isaac Case Davis
DESCENDANTS: Jeffery Howard [email@example.com] wrote T.Mason on 22 Jan 2002 indicating "Sophia's son Issac has a son named Ramon and a grandaughter named Susanna living in Marion, MA."
Arthur Oscar Schaeche
Following Information sent to T.Mason on 5 Feb 2008 by Bryan Schaeche.
Arthur Oscar Schaeche was the first of his siblings to be born at Sawpit Swamp, near Murtoa, after his parents took up a farming property there the year before his birth. He was 11 years old when his mother died, and 17 when his father and unmarried siblings moved to the Moyston district in 1897. Arthur probably worked as a farm labourer in his early years, but it is also known that he and his older brother David worked as timber splitters in the Grampians mountain range, probably when the family was living at Moyston.
The two brothers have been acknowledged as the discoverers of gold at Mount William in the Grampians. It would appear that the young timber splitters first discovered gold in a gully in the granite area on Mount William in 1897. They told two other brothers, Philip and Frank Emmett, who were on a shooting trip on the mountain and who had prospected there since their youth. Banfield records that soon after this, one of the brothers received a call to join the second contingent leaving for the Boer War in South Africa, and that they went away without prospecting the locality further. Consequently the Emmetts returned with friends, Mr and Mrs George Mason at Christmas 1899, and discovered gold at Mason's Falls. They registered a claim in June 1900, and within a fortnight, gold was discovered in ten different gullies, and what became known as the Mafeking gold rush was on!
According to government records, 115 Private Arthur Schaeche served with the 1st Victorian Infantry Company in South Africa.
On January 17, 1902, Arthur was appointed a constable with the Victoria Police. His previous occupation was listed as labourer, and his religion, Church of England. On January 10, 1902, he was transferred from the Depot to Russell Street; on December 20 that year to Bourke Street; on July 27, 1903, back to Rusell Street; December 16, 1904, to East Melbourne; and March 6, 1909, to Fitzroy. While his reports during this time were favourable, he was dismissed from the Police Force for misconduct on July 4, 1916.
Arthur's first wife was Margaret Jane Crutch, and they were of age respectively at the time of their marriage. After giving birth to a daughter on January , 1904, Margaret died weeks later, obviously of complications arising from childbirth. Margaret was aged only 25 years.
Arthur remarried the following August to Alice Maude Victoria Borden, the daughter of Madeline Esther Borden nee Hall who was married to Arthur's older brother William. As a result of this marriage, Arthur's sister-in-law also became his mother-in-law!
8147. William Joseph Borden