William Henry McKay

Born:Feb 10 1878 In:  Surat, Queensand , Australia.
Died:Feb 8 1937 (at age 58)In:  Surat, Queensland, Australia

Immediate family

Margaret McKay (born Twaddle)
His wife
Sylvia May Channing (born McKay)
His daughter
William Alexander [Bill] McKay
His son
Harold Ross McKay
His son
Keith McKay
His son
Nancy May Cole (born McKay)
His daughter
Marion Joyce Close (born McKay)
His daughter
Alexander McKay
His father
Mary Ann Bermingham (born Hann)
His mother
Edward Bermingham
Half brother
Elizabeth McKay
His sister
Annie Teresa Keenan (born McKay)
His sister
Ellen McKay
His sister
Stephen McKay
His brother
Ellen Mary McKay
His sister


Surat State School.
 Surat,QLD, Australia


 Surat, Queensland, Australia.
Alexander Mckay, William Henry McKay's , aka Bill, owned a farm called Glenross, south of Surat and Bill used to help his Father on this farm.
From 1900 To 1937
 Surat, Queensland, Australia
The farm was called Glenross.
Tinker, Bill and his Father, Alexander used to travel with horse and wagon as far away as the northern Territory using their bootmaking skills, James Hann, Mary Hann's brother used to looked after the shop and farm when they were away.
 Surat, QLD, and traveling
William [Bill] was a self employed Bootmaker and he farmed on a Selection near Surat,named Glenross that he inherited from his Father, Alexander McKay.
Between 1892 and 1937
 Surat, Queensland, Australia.


Activities: Bootmaker, President of the Surat Race Club,member on the Surat Council for many years, manager of The Astor Picture Threatre for many years, and President of the local hospital for many years.After he married Margaret Twaddle, he bought ajoining land next to his father and ran a dairy as well as working as a Bootmaker.

Personal info

Religion: Chuch of England, his sisters wre Catholics and his Father Presbyterian, his father Alexander was a rebel re Church restrictions that would have applied back in Northern Ireland.
Physical description: A thick set man with brown eyes and a olive complexion.

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Date: Nov 3 2012
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