Re: Sarah Margaret 'Sadie' (Pettis) McRae

Thanks Dave
It looks like Sadie moved to California to be near her sisters.
Pettis in entry for Sadie Margaret Macrae, "California, Death Index, 1940-1997"
Name: Sadie Margaret Macrae 
 Event Type: Death 
 Event Date: 11 May 1957  
 Event Place: Santa Clara, California, United States 
 Birth Date: 03 Jan 1901 
 Birthplace: Canada 
 Gender: Female 
 Father's Name: Pettis 
 Mother's Name: Morris

From: David Winter <davidwinter@...>
To: nscumber <>
Sent: Friday, October 18, 2013 7:32:12 AM
Subject: Re: [nscumber] Sarah Margaret 'Sadie' (Pettis) McRae
Hi Steve:

John Fraser McRae was Sadie’s step-son not son.

Thomas Edward McRae was born in Springhill per his registered birth. He m/1 Daisy McNaughton on 6 Mar 1918 in Pictou County. Daisey died 8 months later on 2 Sep 1918, possibly from birth complications with son, John Fraser McRae. Widower, Thomas Edward m/2 Sadie on 24 Mar 1921 in New Glasgow as MacRae not McRae (Groom’s signature is McRae on the document filled out as MacRae).

From the registered birth and m/1, I feel the surname is McRae over MacRae.

Parrsboro Record, Tuesday, May 14, 1957, pg. #1; Reel #2867, NSARM, Halifax, N.S.
Mrs. Thomas E. MacRae
Many friends here learned with deep regret of the death of Mrs. Thomas E. MacRae in San Carlos, California on Saturday, May 11th. Mrs. MacRae had been in ill health for several months. Fifty-six years of age, she was the eldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pettis of Parrsboro. Following her marriage to Tom MacRae of New Glasgow, she lived in New Glasgow and in Truro, and for many years in Boston until last August when Mr. and Mrs. MacRae took up their residence in California. Left to mourn her loss are her husband in San Carlos; a step-son, John Fraser MacRae, of Bangor, Me.; two sisters, (Gertrude) Mrs. L.M. Davis of 4923 Valdez Ave., Belmont, California; (Marjorie) Mrs. R.F. Spear of 1010 East Cardinal Drive, Cherry Chase, Sunnyvale, California; and seven brothers, Wylie in  Arizona; Morris  in Edmonton, Alta.; Frank in Denver, Colorado; Lorne, Thornton and Murray in New York; and Fred W. Pettis in Truro. Mr. and Mrs. MacRae spent the summer of 1955 in Parrsboro during the last illness of Mrs. MacRae's mother, the late Mrs. Henry Pettis.

Source: Dave Winter, 27 Dec 2007

On 13-10-17 10:22 PM, "Steve Cameron" <truemanville@...> wrote:


Sadie was the d/o Henry Freeman Pettis and Bertha Castera Morris.
Thomas Macrae, "United States Census, 1940"
Name: Thomas Macrae  
 Titles and Terms:  
 Event Type: Census  
 Event Date: 1940  
 Event Place: Ward 5, Newton, Newton City, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States  
 Gender: Male  
 Age: 49  
 Marital Status: Married  
 Race (Original): White  
 Race: White  
 Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head  
 Relationship to Head of Household: Head  
 Birthplace: Canada  
 Birth Year (Estimated): 1891  
 Last Place of Residence: Allston, Suffolk, Massachusetts  
 District: 9-438  
 Family Number: 507  
 Sheet Number and Letter: 26B  
 Line Number: 61  
 Affiliate Publication Number: T627  
 Affiliate Film Number: 1615  
 Digital Folder Number: 005460887  
 Image Number: 00498
Household   Gender  Age  Birthplace
Thomas Macrae  M   49   Canada [painter painting]
Sadie Macrae      F    39   Canada [Sarah Margaret]
John Macrae       M   21   Canada [salesman retail departmant]