William James McCracken

Male1869–1924

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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Family Time Line

William James McCracken
1869–1924
Rosanna Violet Adams
1869–1958
Marriage: 8 February 1892
Florence Adelaide McCracken
1892–1913
Violet Lillian May McCracken
1894–
Rosella S C McCracken
1895–1990
Mina Mabel McCracken
1897–1928
Amy Amelia McCracken
1899–1984
Maitland McCracken
1902–
William Ringan McCracken
1905–1966
Clarence J McCracken
1907–
Leslie Germain McCracken
1908–2001

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)

    1870

    Age 1

    British troops withdraw from Australia.

    1877

    Age 8

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

    1892

    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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