Discussion in 'Essex' started by Archie's Mum, Feb 5, 2019.
Thank you for doing that. Stored away if needed....
Dear Archie's Mum, I am the granddaughter of Frederick Rack and wonder if you are related to us? I have some info on Harry and his son Cecil Heide. I searched for that lady everywhere until his son told me Cecil is his father. Colleen
Hello Colleen. Welcome. No, not related but I have been involved in the writing of a local history book on pioneer families of our area and Ernest was one of those who deserved a mention. I just needed a little background on him but found his story very sad.
Hi, Archie's Mum, I have been having trouble getting in but seem to be okay now. I googled Rack in the Internet telephone directory for Australia and got 11 Racks there. I will be writing because no email address is given. I might find Ernest's children or grandchildren. Will if you know if you are interested. Do worry that you found some skeletons, we have more here.thanks, /Colleen
The Racks are intertwined with the Middleton’s, Sharkey and more. Lots of family burials in a little Cemetery near me. If I get time, later today I will gather all the info I can and get back to you. The Middleton’s are are a well known family here so I will contact you through ‘conversations’ on your profile page. It will also come through on the email address that you supplied here. Then we can do a little research privately. I’m sure I will find family for you.
Hello again Colleen.
Just a few snippets to keep you going.
Ernest Samuel Rack married Hannah Sharkey, although I am having trouble tracing her birth details. They had two boys before he sadly passed away.
Cecil Granville 1910-1981
Ernest Hubert 1914-1995.
Cecil married Eileen Ruth Middleton at Canowindra NSW in 1938.
Ernest Hubert married Anne Mabel Masters at Orange NSW in 1944.
Eileen Ruth Middleton/Rack died aged 79 in Cargo NSW 1992
Cecil Granville Rack died in Orange late of Cargo NSW aged 71 1981
Annie Mabel Masters/Rack died in Cargo in 1995
Ernest Hubert Rack died aged 80 in Cargo 1995
Hannah, Ernest Samuel's wife died 16 Nov 1954 and is buried at Cargo.
As to the children of Ernest Hubert and Cecil Granville, I will have to attack that from another direction as they are too late to be on BDM's.
I feel sure that at least some of them reside in my area.
Have sent you a private message as I have found some recent Rack marriages.
Hi, Archie's Mum. Thank you for what you put on here. I don't see a private message yet. The one you gave me here gives me a lot more. Fantastic. I know why Ernest called his son Cecil.
It runs in the family. Urban had Harry, Compton (can't find anything on him?Canada)Cecil, Ernest, Frederick and George. Cecil's great grandson is one working on family with me here in Cape Town. Frederick named three of his sons George, Cecil and Ernest. I thought Harry's Cecil Heide was female and hunted until Shaun told me Cecil was his father. I think Shaun died last year and his wife Jacky. My uncle George died at about 69 yrs of throat cancer, heavy pipe smoker. If you are interested in the rest of the family and details you can let me know. I would love to make contact with our Rack family there.
Thanks a ton,
On the top right of the screen under the little digging dog go to your user name, hit that and in the box that comes up go to conversations. I have some more info in conversations that I can’t show here as these people are still living.
Also, if you would like me to go the cemetery to get some grave photos, let me know as it’s only about 20 minutes away and I know where to find them.
It’s only a tiny cemetery.
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