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I am the granddaughter of John Malcolm McRae.
He was supposedly born on 5/14/1862 in St Anne Ontario.
We believe he was adopted by a relative who changed his age by 5 years to keep him home on the farm working longer.
He served in the Canadian Army during Reil's Rebellion.
He married Ida Marcia Welch in Peardonville, BC on about 1898.
He died on 11/29/1939 and is buried at Nooksack, Washington.
Some of the names that may be associated with his origins are Rory McCrimmon and Christina McGilvray.
His parents lived in Hull, Ontario at the time of their death.
We know nothing more about his origins.
Can anyone help us find his ancestors?

Query posted by : Susan Shoemaker

12 Sep 2005 at 02.16
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Hi Susan Shoemaker: My name is Helmut Sawatzky and came across the McRae forum quite by accident. I am doing research on the history of my farm here in Abbotsford B.C. Their were Welch's living in our area. Emma, a gifted artist and her husband Albion Welch lived in Peardonville. Their daughter Ida married John McRae. Have you found any more information on this family? I would be very interested.
Thank you

Reply posted by : Helmut Sawatzky

19 Aug 2008 at 05.05
 
 
I notice the mention of Lt Duncan John McRae, who was the 19th victim of Baron von Richthofen. My great uncle was Lt Percival William Murray who was flying the BE2 plane with Lt Duncan John McRae, who was his observer and took the aerial photos on reconnaissance missions. They were shot down on 1st February 1917 and both died of their wounds on 2nd February 1917. They are burried next to each other in the Bois Carre cemetry in Thelus, France. I visited the graves over a decade ago to pay my respects. It would be good to make the aquaintance of any of the relatives of Lt Duncan John McRae.

Reply posted by : Dave White

14 Nov 2010 at 12.39
 
 
Further to the reply noted in this thread wasby Dave White who was inquiring about relatives of Lt. Duncan John McRae I am a grand nephew of his. His sister
(Annie McRae Hope) of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada was my Grandmother. Duncan McRae also head a brother Robert William McRae who was killed at Vimy Ridge.I recall seeing the medals and pictures hanging brhinf my Great Grandpa McRae's chair back in the very early 1960's. I also received a picture of the type of plane he was shot down in as well as supposed notes from the
Red Baron's flight log book recounting the shooting down of my Great Uncle.

Reply posted by : Ralph James Judge

6 Aug 2013 at 04.54
 
 
Further to the reply noted in this thread wasby Dave White who was inquiring about relatives of Lt. Duncan John McRae I am a grand nephew of his. His sister
(Annie McRae Hope) of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada was my Grandmother. Duncan McRae also head a brother Robert William McRae who was killed at Vimy Ridge.I recall seeing the medals and pictures hanging brhinf my Great Grandpa McRae's chair back in the very early 1960's. I also received a picture of the type of plane he was shot down in as well as supposed notes from the
Red Baron's flight log book recounting the shooting down of my Great Uncle.

Reply posted by : Ralph James Judge

6 Aug 2013 at 04.54
 
 
Hello Ralph . Since replying to the late Susan Shoemaker I have been working on the family genealogy and found that we are cousins. I have down to your grandparents Anna McRae and James Hope.I didn't realize that they had descendants, so quite a surprize when your message appeared in my email.

Reply posted by : John MacRae

6 Aug 2013 at 13.16
 
 
Hello John and I hope this gets to you ! Also hopefully fewer spelling errors than my first post (trying to type on a Samsung Galaxy phone in the dark does not work too well. I have a considerable amount of family history of the McRaes and Hopes collected by my brother Richard a few years ago. There were/are quite a few McRaes in the Niagara area and I am not sure I can (or should) post on this site. If you provide me your email address I will send the attachments that you might of interest or value ? I also had notes supposedly from the Red Baron's Flight log book referencing the shooting down of our Grand Uncle Duncan John McRae but changed computers and will have to look for it. My email address is (ralph.judge@sympatico.ca) and I live in Burlington, Ontario. Nice to hear from you and now that I am retired perhaps I'll have the time to inquire further and get more involved in tracking our roots ?

Reply posted by : Ralph James Judge

6 Aug 2013 at 23.53
 
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