Info 7, Donald mcLeod McKinnon and sarah jane Cox
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Donald McLeod McKinnon,third son of Donald KcKinon and Anne Cameron 
  was born at 9am on 15 April 1857 at Taree, N.S.W.  
  He married on 22 Dec 1884 at Oxley Island, Wingham, N.S.W. to 
  Sarah Jane Cox, daughter of James Thomas Cox and Annie rebecca McDonald.  
  Donald was an Elder of the Presbyterian Church of NSW - Palmer Street congregation. 
  He died on 25 Apr 1922 at Randwick, Sydney, Australia, aged 65. And was buried
  26 May 1922 at Randwick Cemetery, section H grave 55, South Coogee, Sydney

      CHILDREN of Donald and Jane

  1.  Stanley Gordon McKinnon was born in 1885 at Taree, N.S.W.  
      He married Mary Leah Fraser in 1913 at Paddington, N.S.W.  
      He died in 1940 at Randwick, Sydney, N.S.W.
         one child
         Donald McKinnon was born in 1915 at Randwick, Sydney, N.S.W.

  2.  Donald  McKinnon was born in 1888 at Taree, N.S.W.  
      Obituary Northern Champion, Taree 29 May 1940 In Electricity Department for 41 years.  

  3.  James Leslie McKinnon was born in Jun 1891 at Taree,, Australia.  
      He began military service on 15 Nov 1915 at , France,
      No. 4222 Wireless Private, 10 Reinforcements, 20 Bn AIF.  
      He died on 5 Aug 1916 at Pozieres,, France, aged 25.  
      and was buried in 1916 at Pozieres British Cemetery, Pozieres, France.  
      The Obituary of his brother Stanley (Northern Champion 29 May 1940) notes 
      that James joined the military at an early age, and was attached to the 
      wireless station, from whence he enlisted for France, and was missing 
      amongst  many others of whom no account could ever be traced.
         The Northern Champion, 27th September 1916. Australian HEROES.
         Sergeant Leslie McKinnon, son of Mr. Donald McKinnon, and nephew 
         of Cr. McKinnon, is reported missing since the big offensive. 
         It is to be hoped that he may yet turn up. 
         Malcolm McKinnon and Charley McKinnon, of Glen Ora, were also 
         in the big offensive, and came through all right.

  4.  Muriel Heather McKinnon was born on 25 Sep 1899 at Sydney, NSW, Australia.        
      She died 11 may 1930 at Katoomba, aged 30, and was buried at Randwick Cemetery,
      South Cooglie, 15 May 1930, section H, grave 55 along with her father.
Richmond River Herald, 20th May 1930,
Miss Heather McKinnon, who opened a beauty parlor at Taree in September 1928, took ill five months later, and has been living on the Blue Mountains ever since, died at Leura last week, aged 25 years. She was the elder daughter of Mrs. and the late Donald McLeod McKinnon, of Kensington, where she was born. Her father was a member of the well-known McKinnon family of 'Glen Ora', Nabiac, and he passed away some five years ago.

  5.  Bonnie Mavis McKinnon was born on 18 Jul 1905 at Sydney, NSW, Australia.  
      She married Thomas Russell , son of Peter Reid Russell  and Jean Clemenson Watson, 
      on 19 Nov 1928 at Sydney, NSW, Australia.  
      Bonnie died in 1933 at North Sydney, N.S.W., Australia.

The Sydney Morning Herald, 2nd May 1922
MR. D. M'KINNON. Mr. Donald M'Kinnon, who died suddenly at his residence, Strathairdel, Salisbury-road, Kensington, recently, at the age of 66 years, was for 30 years superintendent of the Sunday school at Palmer-Street Presbyterian Church, where a memorial service was Held yesterday.
He has left a widow, two daughters, and two daughters, and sons. His youngest son was killed at the War.

The Northern Champion, 13th May 1922
Donald McLeod McKinnon.
The late Donald McLeod McKinnon, who died at Kensington on Anzae Day was the third son of the late Captain Donald McKinnon of Glen Ora, and was born on Tates Estate in April 1857 (the year of the big flood) as it was long remembered.

He was a man of Stirling character, and of a charming and agreeable disposition. In his young days, after passing successfully through Fort Street Training College, he was appointed in charge of a school at Kelvin Grove, on the Upper Manning in the '70's, where he will be affectionately remembered, by his old scholars.

He was afterwards appointed to a school in the town of Coolongolook, which was at that time a busy mining town. After being for some years there he resigned and started a store at Forster, where he was very successful in business for some years, until his store was burnt down at night with between eight and nine hundred pounds worth of goods, all paid for, and not insured.

This gave him a terrible knock, so he removed from Forster and started a grocer's shop in William Street, Sydney, where he succeeded in business until the Earlv Closing Act came in force. He then sold out, and took a position as town traveller to the firm of Konig and Coy, where he has been actively engaged right up to the time oŁ his demise. The firm, to show their respect for him, closed at noon on the day of his funeral, and attended.

He was an active and reliable business man, an affectionate husband and father, and a thoroughly good Christian, being an elder of the Palmers Street Presbyterian Church, and Superintendent of its Sabbath School for the last twenty years. Some years ago he had bought an allotment on the heights of Kensington, and before the war he had a splendid residence erected to his own design "Strathairdel". It was here that he died suddenly on the evening of Anzac Day.

His three sons had volunteered for service in Freedom's War, and his youngest son, Sergeant Leslie McKinnon was killed in a night advance in France. He was a beloved son, and no doubt his father's grief was severe on the day set apart to commemorate the sacrifice made by those who gave their lives for their country. He died suddenly that evening, and no wire could be got through till noon next day, so that none of his brothers or sisters from Glen Ora were able to be at the funeral.

The late Donald McKinnon was married in early life to. Sarah Jane, second daughter of Mr and Mrs. James Cox of Oxley Island, and now of Dulwich Hill. He leaves a sorrowing wife and two sons, and two daughters. There are also living two of his brothers and five sisters. The Glen Ora family, including Mrs. H. Miles, of Forster, and Mrs. E. H. McMaster of Glen Ora. Two brothers, John and Malcolm, and one sister, Mrs. Tom McCartney, predeceased him on 11th may 1922 **
** Mrs. Tom McCartney (Effie) obit records her death as 6th dec 1915!

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