William James McCracken


Brief Life History of William James

When William James McCracken was born in 1869, in Humula, New South Wales, Australia, his father, James McCracken, was 25 and his mother, Ellen Jane Timmins, was 26. He married Rosanna Violet Adams on 8 February 1892, in Glenroy, New South Wales, Australia. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He died in 1924, in Redfern, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 55.

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William James McCracken
Rosanna Violet Adams
Marriage: 8 February 1892
Florence Adelaide McCracken
Violet Lillian May McCracken
Rosella S C McCracken
Mina Mabel McCracken
Amy Amelia McCracken
Maitland McCracken
William Ringan McCracken
Clarence J McCracken
Leslie Germain McCracken

Sources (2)

  • NSW BDM Marriage Index
  • William Mccracken in entry for Thomas Louis Cox and Florence Adelaide Mccracken, "Australia Marriages, 1810-1980"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 February 1892Glenroy, New South Wales, Australia
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (7)


    Age 1

    British troops withdraw from Australia.


    Age 8

    Australia and England play the first-ever cricket Test match in Melbourne.


    Age 23

    Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

    Name Meaning

    Irish (northern) and Scottish (Galloway): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Reachtain, a variant of Mac Neachtain (see McNaughton ), with the replacement of n by r in the cluster cn that is characteristic of Ulster Irish and Scottish Gaelic. The -ck- in the spelling here is a result of the Scottish Gaelic pronunciation of cht.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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