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Margaret Catherine McRae, March 1927, Victoria BC
« on: Thursday 13 August 20 14:31 BST (UK) »
I have a snippet from a BC newspaper report about the trial of Margaret Catherine McRae accused of murdering her husband Albert F McRae. The snippet says that she was convicted of manslaughter. Unable to read the whole piece but I wonder if anyone in the BC area is able to see what sort of sentence she got and why she was only convicted on manslaughter.  She had actually shot her husband dead in front of a policeman who had escorted him to the family home to retrieve his belongings before leaving her.

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Re: Margaret Catherine McRae, March 1927, Victoria BC
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 13 August 20 18:16 BST (UK) »
A few more details in this article.

The Province Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 3 Mar 1927, Thu    Page 1

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57265035/mrs-mcrae-3-march-1927part-1/

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57265148/part-2/

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Re: Margaret Catherine McRae, March 1927, Victoria BC
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 13 August 20 18:21 BST (UK) »
Sentenced to 10 years.

Times Colonist Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 9 Mar 1927, Wed    Page 1

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57265490/mrs-margaret-mcrae-9-march-1927/

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Re: Margaret Catherine McRae, March 1927, Victoria BC
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 13 August 20 18:24 BST (UK) »
The Province Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 8 Mar 1927, Tue    Page 20

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57265686/margaret-mcrae-8-march-1927/

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Re: Margaret Catherine McRae, March 1927, Victoria BC
« Reply #4 on: Friday 14 August 20 09:15 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much Sandra. There is so much information here. The family I did this tree for are going to be blown away by all that is here. Thanks again.

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Re: Margaret Catherine McRae, March 1927, Victoria BC
« Reply #5 on: Friday 14 August 20 10:42 BST (UK) »
Interesting case.  There was Canadian Attestation Papers for Albert Frederick McRae- 86 pages if you haven't already come across them.

https://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B7197-S002

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Re: Margaret Catherine McRae, March 1927, Victoria BC
« Reply #6 on: Friday 14 August 20 10:51 BST (UK) »
Thanks Sandra. I had the attestation papers from A..ty, but this provides so much more, absolutely terrific, thanks

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Re: Margaret Catherine McRae, March 1927, Victoria BC
« Reply #7 on: Friday 14 August 20 10:59 BST (UK) »
The couple appeared on the 1921 census - 1214 Quadra St Victoria BC.

AL F McRay   44 born 1877 USA. Occupation S C R Hospital
Margaret C McRay 46 born Wales 1875.
Margaret Bachman 37 Widowed. Roomer.
Eilene Bachman   16
Lorne Bachman   12
Orville Bachman   6

https://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1921&op=img&id=e002878057

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Re: Margaret Catherine McRae, March 1927, Victoria BC
« Reply #8 on: Friday 14 August 20 11:08 BST (UK) »
Thanks Sandra, I do have that census

Ray
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