Author Topic: Alexander Howie DONALD, born Troon SCT 1902-1991  (Read 3303 times)

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Re: Thomas Donald jockey??
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 04 August 16 20:42 BST (UK) »
The cemetery record for this chap gives his occupation as retired horse trainer

Surname    DONALD
Forename    ALEXANDER HOWIE
Age    88 Years
Gender    Male
Date of Death    30 Sep 1991
Place of Death    MANIOTOTO HOSPT
Last Address    CHAPMAN RD R D 1 ALEXANDRA
Funeral Director    Harborow & Co Ltd, P O Box 81, ALEXANDRA
Date of Cremation    3 Oct 1991
Type of Service    
Ashes Disposal    Return To Funeral Director 4 Oct 1991
Occupation    
Place of Birth    
Date of Birth    Not recorded
Notes    Original reference:- C19911004
Occupation:- RT HORSE TRAINR
Relationship to deceased:- COUSIN

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Re: Thomas Donald jockey??
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 04 August 16 22:04 BST (UK) »
Probate File at Archives New Zealand, Dunedin office >

DONALD - Alexander Howie - of Alexandra - Ret'd. Farmer -- Year :  1991


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Re: Thomas Donald jockey??
« Reply #20 on: Thursday 04 August 16 23:46 BST (UK) »
From FamilySearch


Alexander Howie Donald
New Zealand, Central Otago, Cemetery Gravestones
Name    Alexander Howie Donald
Event Type    Death
Event Year    1991
Burial Date    26 Mar 1992
Burial Place    Alexandra
Age    89
Birthplace    Troon Scotland 1902
Residence Place    Chapman Road Alexandra
Occupation    Retired
Religion    Chapel, Innes Street Alexandra(funeral director's address)
Informant's Name    Harborow & Co
Record Number    1403
Cemetery    Alexandra Cemetery
Burial Area    F Blk
Cemetery Section and Lot    R/13
Burial Plot    0128
Method of Disposition    Ashes
Headstone Inscription    Alexander Howie DONALD (Sandy) Born Troon Scotland 22.12.1902 died 30.9.1991. 'Remembered by his N.Z.Families.
Burial Site    Black granite plaque set in concrete.

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9C3-L478?i=333&wc=MXM7-XZS%3A387513401%3Fcc%3D2115582&cc=2115582

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Re: Thomas Donald jockey??
« Reply #21 on: Friday 05 August 16 07:32 BST (UK) »
In reply #5 there is a reference to a previous thread. In this thread mention is made of the 'Harvesters' Scheme'.

Here are a couple of websites about this scheme which may be of interest. It does seem as if it applied to Canada rather than New Zealand............


https://genealogyensemble.com/2015/03/04/the-harvester-scheme-and-the-empire-settlement-act/

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/ODT19281006.2.136


Minniehaha.
HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.

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Re: Thomas Donald jockey??
« Reply #22 on: Friday 05 August 16 07:51 BST (UK) »
(An unclear) headstone photograph for Alexander Howie Donald..........

https://billiongraves.com/grave/Alexander-Howie-Sandy-Donald/7303875


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HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.

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Re: Alex Donald in Matuara
« Reply #23 on: Friday 05 August 16 08:39 BST (UK) »
Hi,

You could try contacting Dunedin Library to request a scan of the death notice. (Of course providing the exact date of death).

The death notice may provide a name for the cousin mentioned in the burial records.........

http://www.dunedinlibraries.govt.nz/site-help/contact-us


Minniehaha.
HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.

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Re: Thomas Donald jockey??
« Reply #24 on: Friday 05 August 16 16:13 BST (UK) »
Many thanks to all who have replied. I must confess to a monumental mistake - too many whiskies I'm afraid - my uncle was indeed Alexander Howie Donald and not Thomas. There are three Thomas Donalds in my tribe, a grandfather, an uncle and a cousin.

He was born at 11 Barassie street Troon in December 1903, sailed on the SS Hororata from Southampton on the 1st September 1926. In the 1938 census he is down as a "stable hand", living in Takanini.

I know he lived at 40 Kana street Mataura for years, but I didn't know he had cousins/family in New Zealand

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Re: Thomas Donald jockey??
« Reply #25 on: Friday 05 August 16 20:24 BST (UK) »

Hi,

You could try contacting Dunedin Library to request a scan of the death notice. (Of course providing the exact date of death).

The death notice may provide a name for the cousin mentioned in the burial records.........

http://www.dunedinlibraries.govt.nz/site-help/contact-us


Minniehaha.
HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.

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Was he a jockey ?
« Reply #26 on: Saturday 22 July 17 19:25 BST (UK) »
I'm trying to find out if the story that my late uncle, Alexander Howie Donald born Troon 1902, died Ranfurley 1991 was a jockey. In 1938 he was a stable hand in Takanini.

I wrote to what I thought was the equivalent of the Jockey Club in New Zealand but didn't even get an acknowledgment

Does anyone know of a website which would hold such information?