My father-in-law was Colin Murchie, born, I believed, to James and Maggie Murchie on 24 April 1937 in Adelaide.  I discovered only yesterday, that he was adopted and was actually the son of Dorothy S…

My father-in-law was Colin Murchie, born, I believed, to James and Maggie Murchie on 24 April 1937 in Adelaide. 

I discovered only yesterday, that he was adopted and was actually the son of Dorothy Snow.

As I am trying to update our family tree, I would welcome any information about either the Murchie family, concerning whom I already have a fair amount of information, or the Snow family, about whom I know almost nothing.

Aside from this blog, I also can be reached at rhona.s.murchie@gmail.com.

I would welcome any assitance in my search.

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Comment by Sylvia on May 4, 2017 at 20:23

I thought the name sounded very familiar. Colin was discussed only a few months ago:

http://forum.naa.gov.au/forum/topics/looking-for-colin-murchie-details

Comment by Sylvia on May 4, 2017 at 20:25

P.S. Maybe you can make contact with the original poster who is a sister of Colin ....

Comment by Rhona Murchie on May 5, 2017 at 16:36

I did try, but I assume she hasn't seen it yet,

I'm actually South African, and have joined this forum to try and find the missing pieces of the family history.  Your conversations with Dianne have helped hugely, but there are still  a lot of gaps.

Comment by Sylvia on May 7, 2017 at 1:10

Hi Rhona,

 

Give Dianne a bit of time as she might not realise that you have responded for a little while.

 

I’m not sure what you are after. There are some older posts on this forum re the Snow family, but they could be a bit confusing as you might not know your way around Australian genealogy (although it is heaps easier than online South African genealogy … LOL). I had a look at these older posts and added to the data with various resources. This resulted in a rough outline to help you understand the family background a bit better. It’s not complete and could have some typos, but hopefully Dianne will help you to get further at some stage.

 

Walter John Reginald Snow b abt 1877 Leicester UK, d3/11/1935, bur Cheltenham Cemetery SA AU

X#1 - Ethel (various middle names) Williams b abt 1876, d 5/04/1923, bur West Terrace Cemetery SA AU

X#2 1925-03-02 St Georges Church Alberton SA AU- Elizabeth Jennings (nee Dawson) b abt 1875

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Walter and Ethel seem to have had 5 children:

Ella Annie Rachel Snow b abt 1900 Sydney NSW

Nellie May b abt 1902 Wallsend NSW, d 22/02/1903, buried with Ethel in West Terrace Cemetery SA

Ethel Eileen Snow b 07-09-1906 Adelaide SA (Note: birth index mentions “Cross Reference: See also: MUNT Donna”. Not sure what this is about, but there is a Donna Marie Munt 1906-1992 buried with Ethel (b abt 1876) in West Terrace Cemetery SA)

Dorothy Sadie Snow b abt1912 West Melbourne VIC, d 09/03/1959 in Port Adelaide SA, bur Strathalbyn General SA (she is buried with a Brian Frederick Snow abt 1946-2012)

Apparently also (although mum has wrong surname on index): John Walter Snow b 21-11-1903 West Adelaide SA

 

 

Walter’s parents:

Arthur Snow b abt 1852, d 15/01/1938, bur West Terrace Cemetery SA AU

X1876 Leicester UK

Maria Scannell b abt 1854, d 14/04/1926, bur West Terrace Cemetery SA AU

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I have found the following children, but there could have been more:

Walter John Reginald Snow b abt 1877 Leicester UK

(?? stillborn) Snow abt 1879 Leicester UK

William Arthur Snow b abt 1887 Collingwood VIC AU

Helena Maria Snow b abt 1890 Collingwood VIC AU

Frank Snow b abt 1893 Richmond VIC AU

 

You’d might like to look at following post to understand the story even more:

http://forum.naa.gov.au/profiles/blogs/snow-family

 

rgds, Sylvia

Comment by Elizabeth Allen on May 8, 2017 at 17:27

There is a photo of Dorothy Sadie SNOW in the Public member photos on Ancestry.com.au

If you do a google search for her full name you may be able to find it

Elizabeth

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