[Index]
Alexander Cameron MACDONALD (1845 - 1897)
Children Self + Spouses Parents Grandparents Greatgrandparents
Adelaide Victoria Georgina MACDONALD (1884 - )
Alexander Gordon MACDONALD (1887 - )
Edward James MACDONALD (1889 - )
Alice Isabell MACDONALD (1891 - )
Olive Mary Jane MACDONALD (1894 - )
Alexander Cameron MACDONALD (1845 - 1897)

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Martha Jane GROVES ( - 1935)
George MACDONALD (1824 - 1924) Alexander Cameron MACDONALD (1796 - 1847) James MACDONALD
Mary STEWART
Sarah (twin) WARBY (1806 - 1893) John WARBY (1767 - 1851)
Sarah BENTLEY (1780 - 1869)
Elizabeth Henrietta (DOW DOUSE DOUX) DOWSE (1822 - 1910) Isaac DOWSE (1781 - 1853)



Elizabeth (SYMONDS) SYMONS (1787 - )



Alexander Cameron MACDONALD Martha Jane GROVES

Alexander Cameron MACDONALD Alexander Cameron MACDONALD
Alexander Cameron MACDONALD Martha Jane GROVES Alexander Cameron MACDONALD Alexander Cameron MACDONALD
Pic P1. from MacDonald Family Tree - ancestry

Pic S1. from MacDonald Family Tree - ancestry

Pic 1. from MacDonald Family Tree - ancestry

Pic 2. from MacDonald Family Tree - ancestry

b. 09 Dec 1845 at Campbelltown, NSW, Australia
m. 30 Jan 1879 Martha Jane GROVES ( - 1935) at Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia
d. 08 May 1897 at Woodstock, Queensland, Australia aged 51
Near Relatives of Alexander Cameron MACDONALD (1845 - 1897)
Relationship Person Born Birth Place Died Death Place Age
Grandfather Alexander Cameron MACDONALD 16 Mar 1796 Edinburgh, Scotland 26 Feb 1847 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 50
Grandmother Sarah (twin) WARBY 10 Oct 1806 Prospect, Sydney, NSW, Australia 06 Jan 1893 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 86
Grandfather Isaac DOWSE abt 1781 1853 Campbelltown, Cumberland 72
Grandmother Elizabeth (SYMONDS) SYMONS abt 1787

Father in Law Thomas GROVES
Mother in Law Jane OLIVER

Father George MACDONALD 03 Jan 1824 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 25 Mar 1924 'Glendarrwill', Maude, Victoria, Australia 100
Mother Elizabeth Henrietta (DOW DOUSE DOUX) DOWSE abt 1822 New South Wales, Australia 27 Dec 1910 'Glendarrwill', Maude, Victoria, Australia 88

Self Alexander Cameron MACDONALD 09 Dec 1845 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 08 May 1897 Woodstock, Queensland, Australia 51

Wife Martha Jane GROVES 01 Dec 1935 Queensland

Daughter Adelaide Victoria Georgina MACDONALD 1884 Queensland, Australia
Son Alexander Gordon MACDONALD 1887 Queensland, Australia
Son Edward James MACDONALD 1889 Queensland, Australia
Daughter Alice Isabell MACDONALD 1891 Queensland, Australia
Daughter Olive Mary Jane MACDONALD 1894 Queensland, Australia

Sister Mary Ann Sophia MACDONALD 1847 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 1940 Penrith, NSW, Australia 93
Sister Sarah Jane MACDONALD 1848 Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia 20 May 1899 Lethbridge, Victoria, Australia 51
Sister Elizabeth Henrietta (Berry) MACDONALD 26 Dec 1850 Brewarrina, Murrumbidgee, NSW, Australia 25 Jan 1944 Minerva Creek, Springsure, Queensland, Australia 93
Sister Margaret Isabella MACDONALD 10 Dec 1851 Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia 08 Nov 1944 West Australia, Australia 92
Sister Adelaide Victoria MACDONALD 1852 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 1947 Queensland, Australia 95
Sister Christine Eliza MACDONALD 1853 04 Jul 1948 Springsure, Queensland 95
Sister Ellen Augusta MACDONALD abt 1858 1923 Northcote, Victoria, Australia 65
Brother John George MACDONALD 1859 17 Aug 1921 62
Brother Charles Hugh William MACDONALD 19 Apr 1861 Geelong, Victoria, Australia 10 Jan 1946 Glen Darriwell, Maude, Victoria, Australia 84

Aunt Margaret MACDONALD 10 Apr 1826 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 12 Jul 1923 Haberfield, NSW, Australia 97
Uncle Thomas TERRY 1821 Campbelltown, Cumberland 1905 Albury, NSW, Australia 84
Uncle Alexander Cameron MACDONALD 09 Aug 1828 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 18 Jun 1917 Prahan, Victoria, Australia 88
Aunt Margaret Rainey ROBERTSON 1901 Prahan, Victoria, Australia
Uncle Peter Fitzallan MACDONALD 04 Sep 1830 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 19 Jun 1919 Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia 88
Aunt Julia Louise AYREY 1840 London, England 1920 Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia 80
Aunt Sarah MACDONALD 27 Sep 1832 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 26 Sep 1918 Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia 85
Uncle Robert IRVINE abt 1824 Co Fermamagh, Ireland 1862 Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia 38
Uncle William Adams JACOB 1908 Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia
Uncle John Graham MACDONALD 05 Sep 1834 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 29 May 1918 South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 83
Aunt Adelaide Mary Anne Amelia GRAHAM 1834 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 1902 Sydney, NSW, Australia 68
Aunt Esther Elizabeth SAMPSON
Aunt Jane MACDONALD 10 Apr 1836 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 01 Apr 1837 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 0
Uncle William MACDONALD 06 May 1838 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 13 Sep 1838 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 0
Uncle William S MACDONALD 04 Oct 1839 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 1914 Quirindi, NSW, Australia 75
Aunt Annie Ruth Ballantyne MCPHEE abt 1861 1913 Mosman, NSW, Australia 52
Aunt Jane MACDONALD 12 Feb 1842 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 27 Mar 1942 Corowa, NSW, Australia 100
Uncle Ross Houston RAMSAY abt 1818 Drumro, Co. Tyrone, Ireland 1886 Corowa, NSW, Australia 68
Uncle Charles Hugh MACDONALD 29 Apr 1844 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 23 Mar 1924 South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 79
Aunt Maria RAY 1878 Trinity Bay, Queensland, Australia
Aunt Sarah Nora CORMACK abt 1859 Ireland 1917 "Yabba", Kilcoy, Queensland, Australia 58
Aunt Rose Ethel LANE
Aunt Isabella F MACDONALD 24 Nov 1846 Campbelltown, NSW, Australia 30 Oct 1921 St Leonards, Sydney, NSW, Australia 74
Uncle James Wilson MCIVER abt 1841 Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire, Scotland 1919 Turramurra, NSW, Australia 78
Aunt Margaret DOWSE abt 1815 New South Wales, Australia
Uncle Isaac DOWSE abt 1818 New South Wales, Australia
Uncle Thomas DOWSE abt 1824 New South Wales, Australia 1903 Bathurst, NSW, Australia 79

Cousin William A J (Jack)MACDONALD 1881 Albury, NSW, Australia 1938 Queensland, Australia 57
Cousin Henry L (Harry) MACDONALD 1882 Balmain, NSW, Australia
Cousin Mary M MACDONALD 1885 Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia
Cousin Jane (Jean) MACDONALD 1888 Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia
Cousin Catherine McLean (Kitty) MACDONALD 1893 Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia 1989 Sydney, NSW, Australia 96
Cousin Donald McPhee MACDONALD 1895 Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia 1970 75
Cousin Jo McLaren (Ian McLaren) MACDONALD 1900 Quirindi, NSW, Australia 1973 73

Nephew Arthur FERGUSON bef 1940
Niece Mary Agnes FERGUSON
Nephew William Hunter FERGUSON
Niece Elizabeth Spencer WILLS 12 Mar 1873 Queensland, Australia 24 Oct 1956 Queensland, Australia 83
Niece Edith Spencer WILLS 10 Jun 1874 Queensland, Australia 15 Sep 1956 Queensland, Australia 82
Niece Emily (Emilyne) Spencer WILLS 16 Aug 1875 Kew, Victoria, Australia 05 Feb 1960 Queensland, Australia 84
Nephew Horatio Spencer Howe WILLS 28 Aug 1876 Cullin-la-ringo, Queensland, Australia 30 Aug 1960 Springsure, Queensland, Australia 84
Nephew Cedric Spencer WILLS 29 Nov 1877 Cullinlaringo, Springsure, Queensland, Australia 25 Sep 1957 Home Hill, Queensland, Australia 79
Nephew George WILLS abt 1879
Niece Minnie Spencer WILLS 27 Apr 1880 Queensland, Australia 23 Sep 1962 Queensland, Australia 82
Nephew Egbert Spencer WILLS 23 Jul 1881 Queensland, Australia 04 Aug 1888 Queensland, Australia 7
Niece Rose Spencer WILLS 16 Sep 1882 'Cullin-la-ringo', Springsure, Queensland, Australia 21 Feb 1969 Queensland, Australia 86
Niece Ruby Spencer WILLS 23 Nov 1883 Queensland, Australia 1978 Queensland, Australia 95
Niece Ivy Spencer WILLS 30 Jul 1885 Queensland, Australia 09 Feb 1968 Casino, NSW, Australia 82
Nephew Thomas Wentworth Spencer WILLS 25 Jul 1886 Queensland, Australia 22 May 1963 Queensland, Australia 76
Nephew Colden Spencer WILLS 15 Oct 1888 Cullin-la-ringo, Queensland, Australia 20 May 1972 Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia 83
Nephew William Charles GODSCHALL-JOHNSON
Niece Margaret Ellen GODSCHALL-JOHNSON 1879 Queensland, Australia 1959 Perth, WA, Australia 80
Niece Bertha May GODSCHALL-JOHNSON 1881 Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia 1921 Wellington, West Australia, Australia 40
Niece May GODSCHALL-JOHNSON 1882 Queensland, Australia 1963 Perth, WA, Australia 81
Niece Violet GODSCHALL-JOHNSON 1882 Possibly Emerald, Qld 1962 Perth, WA, Australia 80
Nephew Connie GODSCHALL-JOHNSON 1885 Bu Ni, Victoria, Australia 1938 Bridgetown, WA, Australia 53
Niece Jessie Sarah GODSCHALL-JOHNSON 1886 Bright, Victoria, Australia
Niece Mabel Cecelia GODSCHALL-JOHNSON 1888 Victoria, Australia 1979 Canning, Western Australia, Australia 91
Nephew Frederick William GODSCHALL-JOHNSON 1891 Brunswick, Victoria, Australia 1965 Plantagenet, West Australia, Australia 74
Nephew Robert GODSCHALL-JOHNSON 1894 Gisborne, Victoria, Australia 1961 Victoria, Australia 67
Niece Agnes Victoria RYDER 1886 1898 Wattleside, near Cindee, Queensland 12
Niece Beatrice Victoria Seymour BRETT
Nephew Frank BRETT
Niece Lily BRETT
Nephew Reginald BRETT
Nephew Alex MACDONALD
Niece Annie MACDONALD
Nephew Cedric MACDONALD
Nephew Claude MACDONALD
Nephew Clyde MACDONALD
Nephew Dudley MACDONALD
Niece Elsie MACDONALD
Nephew Graham MACDONALD
Nephew Leslie MACDONALD
Nephew Raymond MACDONALD
Nephew Rupert MACDONALD
Niece Winifred Stuart MACDONALD 1904 Geelong, Victoria, Australia 1979 Geelong, Victoria, Australia 75
Nephew Charles Stuart MACDONALD 1905
Nephew George MACDONALD 1907 1988 81
Nephew Allen Cameron MACDONALD 1910 1987 77

Brother in Law William FERGUSON abt 1846 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Brother in Law Cedric Spencer WILLS 01 Dec 1844 'Lexington', Ararat, Victoria, Australia 23 Jan 1914 Springsure, Queensland, Australia 69
Brother in Law Fredrick Flower GODSCHALL-JOHNSON 1846 St Omer, France 1915 Bunbury, WA, Australia 69
Brother in Law John Ambrose RYDER abt 1849 Prince Edward Island 1898 Queensland, Australia 49
Brother in Law Reginald Morris BRETT 1852 Corfe Mullen, Dorset, England 1922 Northcote, Victoria, Australia 70
Sister in Law Beatrice Constance CONLEY 1872 Elaine, Victoria 1900 28
Sister in Law Ernestina (Ernstine) PERDRISAT abt 1867 1951 Geelong, Victoria, Australia 84
Events in Alexander Cameron MACDONALD (1845 - 1897)'s life
Date Age Event Place Notes Src
09 Dec 1845 Alexander Cameron MACDONALD was born Campbelltown, NSW, Australia Note 1 52
30 Jan 1879 33 Married Martha Jane GROVES Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia Note 2
1884 39 Birth of daughter Adelaide Victoria Georgina MACDONALD Queensland, Australia Note 3 18
1887 42 Birth of son Alexander Gordon MACDONALD Queensland, Australia Note 4 18
1889 44 Birth of son Edward James MACDONALD Queensland, Australia Note 5 18
1891 46 Birth of daughter Alice Isabell MACDONALD Queensland, Australia Note 6 18
1894 49 Birth of daughter Olive Mary Jane MACDONALD Queensland, Australia Note 7 18
08 May 1897 51 Alexander Cameron MACDONALD died Woodstock, Queensland, Australia Note 8 7, 52
Note 1: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 about Alexander C Mcdonnald
Name: Alexander C Mcdonnald
Birth Date: 1845
Father's Name: George Mcdonnald
Mother's Name: Elizabeth
Birth Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1845
Registration Place: Campbelltown, New South Wales
Volume Number: V1845840 48
Note 2: Marriage Cert - Macdonald Family Tree - ancestry
Date/ place - 30 January 1879 at St Pauls Church, Charters Towers
Alexander Cameron MacDonald - bachelor - born Paramatta, NSW - carrier - age 32 yrs - living in Charters Towers - parents George MacDonald (farmer) and Elizabeth Moorhouse
Martha Jane Wetherall - widow - born Richmond, NSW - 26 yrs - living in Charters Towers - parents Thomas Groves (carpenter) and blank
Witnesses - Lachlan McLean and Mary Verona Bolger
Note 3: 1884/C3878 Adelaide Victoria Georgina MacDonald Alexander Cameron Martha Jane Groves
Note 4: 1887/C10313 Alexander Gordon Macdonald Alexander Cameron Martha Jane Groves
Note 5: 1889/C11369 Edward James Macdonald Alexander Cameron Martha Jane Groves
Note 6: 1891/C11564 Alice Isabell Macdonald Alexander Cameron Martha Jane Groves
Note 7: 1894/C10788 Olive Mary Jane MacDonald Alexander Cameron Martha Jane Groves
Note 8: Australia Death Index, 1787-1985 about Alexander Cameron Macdonald
Name: Alexander Cameron Macdonald
Death Date: 8 May 1897
Death Place: Queensland
Father's Name: George Macdonald
Mother's Name: Elizabeth Dowes
Registration Year: 1897
Registration Place: Queensland
Registration number: 004074
Page Number: 15773

Death cert - MacDonald Family Tree - ancestry
Alexander Cameron Macdonald - Station Master Q.N.R. - male - 47 years - 8th May 1897 - Woodstock - born Paramatta, NSW
Parents - George Macdonald (station owner) and Elizabeth Dowes
Marriage - Charters Towers, Qld - 32 years - Martha Jane Groves
Children -
Adelaide Victoria Georgina - 13 years
Albert Henry - 11 years
Alexander Gordon - 9 years
Edward James - 6 years
Alice Isabel - 5 years
Olive Mary Jane - 3 years
C of D - "Dislocation and fracture of the cervical" accidentally killed by railway train a Woodstock Station Q.N.R.
Buried - 9th May 1897 - at Toonpan
Informant - Martha Macdonald, wife, Woodstock

Account of Alexander's fatal accident.
from The Townsville Evening Star of 10th May 1897
It is with great regret we have to record a particularly distressing fatality which occurred at Woodstock railway station last Saturday. During the afternoon intelligence was received in Townsville that the Station Master at Woodstock, Mr A. C. McDonald had been killed. On arrival of the 5.30 p.m. particulars were obtained, proving the sad news only too true.
It would appear that the unfortunate official was crossing the buffer of the train and by some means fell between, and part of the train passed over his body. None of the officials, we are informed, actually saw the occurrence.
On Sunday arrangements for the funeral were made, and a special train was run from Townsville at 1 p.m., conveying the District Traffic Manager, Mr Minehan, District Superintendent, Inspector Doorey, Mr Mitchell and a large number of the Railway employees. On arrival at Woodstock the coffin was carried from the deceased’s late residence to the train by six of the station masters, and on arrival at Toonpan, where the interment took place, from the train to the place of burial. The service was conducted by the Rev. Mr Williams.
It was evident from the large concourse of district residents present that Mr McDonald was held in very high esteem. Very handsome wreaths were sent by the station masters, guards, engine drivers and firemen. The Railway Department loses by this deplorable accident one of the best officers on the Northern Railway, and his demise is deeply regretted by all his fellow employees. A son of Mr McDonald’s rode 90 miles, after receipt of a wire, arriving just in time to take a last look at his father. He left Dotswood at 11 p.m. on Saturday and arrived at Woodstock at 3 p.m. next day. The heartiest sympathy is felt for the bereaved widow and other members of the deceased’s family.
Personal Notes:
Account of Alexander's fatal accident.
from The Townsville Evening Star of 10th May 1897
It is with great regret we have to record a particularly distressing fatality which occurred at Woodstock railway station last Saturday. During the afternoon intelligence was received in Townsville that the Station Master at Woodstock, Mr A. C. McDonald had been killed. On arrival of the 5.30 p.m. particulars were obtained, proving the sad news only too true.
It would appear that the unfortunate official was crossing the buffer of the train and by some means fell between, and part of the train passed over his body. None of the officials, we are informed, actually saw the occurrence.
On Sunday arrangements for the funeral were made, and a special train was run from Townsville at 1 p.m., conveying the District Traffic Manager, Mr Minehan, District Superintendent, Inspector Doorey, Mr Mitchell and a large number of the Railway employees. On arrival at Woodstock the coffin was carried from the deceased’s late residence to the train by six of the station masters, and on arrival at Toonpan, where the interment took place, from the train to the place of burial. The service was conducted by the Rev. Mr Williams.
It was evident from the large concourse of district residents present that Mr McDonald was held in very high esteem. Very handsome wreaths were sent by the station masters, guards, engine drivers and firemen. The Railway Department loses by this deplorable accident one of the best officers on the Northern Railway, and his demise is deeply regretted by all his fellow employees. A son of Mr McDonald’s rode 90 miles, after receipt of a wire, arriving just in time to take a last look at his father. He left Dotswood at 11 p.m. on Saturday and arrived at Woodstock at 3 p.m. next day. The heartiest sympathy is felt for the bereaved widow and other members of the deceased’s family.
Source References:
7. Type: Death Certificate, Abbr: Death Certificate, Title: Death Certificate
- Reference = (Death)
- Notes: Alexander Cameron Macdonald - Station Master Q.N.R. - male - 47 years - 8th May 1897 - Woodstock - born Paramatta, NSW
Parents - George Macdonald (station owner) and Elizabeth Dowes
Marriage - Charters Towers, Qld - 32 years - Martha Jane Groves
Children -
Adelaide Victoria Georgina - 13 years
Albert Henry - 11 years
Alexander Gordon - 9 years
Edward James - 6 years
Alice Isabel - 5 years
Olive Mary Jane - 3 years
C of D - "Dislocation and fracture of the cervical" accidentally killed by railway train a Woodstock Station Q.N.R.
Buried - 9th May 1897 - at Toonpan
Informant - Martha Macdonald, wife, Woodstock
52. Type: Australia Birth Marriage Death Index 1787 - 1985 Record
- Reference = (Death)
- Notes: Australia Death Index, 1787-1985 about Alexander Cameron Macdonald
Name: Alexander Cameron Macdonald
Death Date: 8 May 1897
Death Place: Queensland
Father's Name: George Macdonald
Mother's Name: Elizabeth Dowes
Registration Year: 1897
Registration Place: Queensland
Registration number: 004074
Page Number: 15773
- Reference = (Birth)
- Notes: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 about Alexander C Mcdonnald
Name: Alexander C Mcdonnald
Birth Date: 1845
Father's Name: George Mcdonnald
Mother's Name: Elizabeth
Birth Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1845
Registration Place: Campbelltown, New South Wales
Volume Number: V1845840 48