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From: FRANCES MACLEOD <>
Subject: Douglas Mackenzie - Standard Bank
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 02:09:37 +0000 (GMT)
My Scottish great grandfather Alexander Mackenzie, a widower,remarried in South Africa possibly to a lady Annie Maud as it was she who had to meet his coffin from Matjesfontein in 1890.He is buried at Maitland Cemetery.
He left a year old son Douglas MacKenzie b 8 June 1889 who was to join the Standard Bank of S.A.aged just 17. He visited us in Inverness,Scotland after the war and I treasure a photograph taken with my mother Mrs Errington Ross, Castle Heather.It shows he was a tall handsome man.
I'd like to trace any descendants still living in South Africa.
In 1914 he wrote to his half sister in Inverness,Scotland that he hoped to marry a Miss Snowdon the daughter of a third generation South African doctor whose family came from Alnwick, Northumberland.She had managed to get out of Germany on one of the last trains as war was declared so was perhaps on holiday there.
The bank kindly sent his career history :
By 1916 the bank report shows he has one child, in 1917 two children and then he is sent to Mafeking branch and a third child joins the family.
Appointed manager of the Pearston branch in 1919 two more children make a total of five at Pearston by 1922.
By 1929 he is appointed assistant manager of the Durban branch then manager in 1937.He retired in 1946 aged 57 having worked for the bank for 40 years.He died 7 May 1953 I assume in Durban.
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