Monday, 18 February 2013

Aunt Lottie.

"Forget me not is all I ask, one simple boon of thee, and let it be an easy task to sometimes think of me."

I love the inscription on my Great Great Aunt Lottie’s headstone.

Lottie Mabel Mackay
Born: 1894, Macksville, NSW.
Marriage: David Glyde, 1922, Bowraville, NSW.
Died: 1990, Nambucca Heads, NSW.
Buried: Bowraville Cemetery, NSW.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Alexander Mackay.

My Great Great Grandfather Alexander Mackay & his five children - Elizabeth, Alice, Eva, Lottie & Archie. I'd say this photo was taken in the late 1920's or during the 1930's before Alexander died in 1937.

Elizabeth Lucilla Mackay (married Clarance Lumsden)
Born: 1905, Bowraville, NSW.
Died: 1996, Macksville, NSW.

Alice Jane Mackay (married Charles Churchill)
Born: 1886, Nambucca, NSW.
Died: 1979, Bowraville, NSW.

Alexander Mackay
Born: 1856, Dungog, NSW.
Died: 1937, Bowraville, NSW.

Eva Florence Mackay (married James Dyer)
Born: 1888, Bowraville, NSW.
Died: 1976, Bowraville, NSW.

Lottie Mabel Mackay (married David Glyde)
Born: 1894, Macksville, NSW.
Died: 1990, Nambucca Heads, NSW.

Archie Burton Mackay (married Sylvia Kelsey)
Born: 1901, Bowraville, NSW.
Died: 1993, Bowraville, NSW.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Alexander & Elizabeth.

My Great Great Grandparents Alexander Mackay & Elizabeth Lucilla Gill.

Alexander Mackay
Born: 1856, Dungog, NSW.
Died: 1937, Bowraville, NSW.

Elizabeth Lucilla Gill
Born: 1867, Kempsey, NSW.
Died: 1905, Bowraville, NSW.

They married in 1885 at Nambucca, NSW. They had 6 children - the 2nd being my Great Grandmother Eva. Elizabeth died during the birth of her youngest child, her namesake, Elizabeth Lucilla Mackay.

I found this photo last week. It is the first photo I have ever seen of them together, and of Elizabeth. Just beautiful! I'm unsure whether this photo is of their wedding.