Thomas Edward MacKenzie

(13 December 1879 - 21 March 1945)
     Thomas Edward MacKenzie was commonly known as Tom. He was born on 13 December 1879 in Macks Creek, Won Wron, Victoria. He was the son of William MacKenzie and Lily Weston.
     Thomas was registered at Won Wron, on the 1903 electoral roll.
     Thomas served in the military from 10 March 1916. He was a soldier doing 'home service', as this was 3 days before his father died, he may have been required at home and unable to travel overseas.
     Thomas was registered as as a labourer at Won Wron, Victoria, on the 1919 electoral roll.
     Tom was kicked in the leg by a horse which led to mental problems and he was an inmate of Mont Park.
     Thomas died on 21 March 1945 in the hospital, Yarram, Victoria, aged 65. He was buried on 23 March 1945 in Yarram.
     The administration of his estate was granted on 12 July 1945.

Robert MacKenzie

(7 January 1882 - 21 June 1944)
     Robert MacKenzie was born on 7 January 1882 in Yarram, Victoria. He was the son of William MacKenzie and Lily Weston.
     Robert was registered as Robert McKenzie, labourer at Won Wron, on the between 1908 and 1912 electoral roll. Robert was a farmer in Macks Creek, Won Wron, Victoria. Robert reported for active duty from 27 January 1916 to 1918. 21st Battalion, ex 24th. Regimental number 5062. Presbyterian. Occupation: Farmer. Address: Mack's Creek, Lower Bulga, Victoria. Single. Age at embarkation 33.
Next of kin: Father, William McKenzie, Macks Creek, Lower Bulga, South Gippsland, Victoria. Enlistment Date: 9 February 1916. Rank on enlistment: Private. Unit name: 24th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement. AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/41/4. Embarkation details: Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916. Rank from Nominal Roll: Private. Unit from Nominal Roll: 24th Battalion. Returned to Australia 20 December 1917. See: https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1950580.
     Robert was registered as Robert McKenzie, labourer at Won Wron, on the between 1919 and 1931 electoral roll.
     Robert was registered as a farmer at Macks Creek, Won Wron, on the between 1935 and 1936 electoral roll.
     Robert died on 21 June 1944 in the Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Victoria, aged 62. MCKENZIE.On June 21, at Alfred Hospital, Robert (1st A.I.F.), son of the late William and Lily McKenzie, Mack's Creek. He was buried on 24 June 1944 in Yarram.

James Frederick MacKenzie

(10 February 1884 - 8 September 1979)
     James Frederick MacKenzie was born on 10 February 1884 in 'Fernbank', 'Calrossie', near Yarram, Victoria. He was the son of William MacKenzie and Lily Weston. James was a dairy farmer in 'Calrossie', Yarram, Victoria.
     James was registered as James Frederick McKenzie, farmer at Won Wron, on the from 1908 to 1919 electoral roll.
     James Frederick MacKenzie married Sarah Janet MacAinch, daughter of William MacAinch and Sarah Margaret Wilson, on 4 February 1914 in St Andrew's Presbyterian church, Yarram, Victoria. A pretty wedding was celebrated at the Presbyterian Church on Wednesday morning by the Rev. AY. R. Cun-
ningham, when Miss Jean McAinch daughter of Mr and Mrs Wm. McAinch of North Devon, and Mr Jas. F. McKenzie, son of Mr Wm. McKenzie, of "Heathville," Mack's Creek, were the contracting parties. In the church assembled quite a large gathering of relatives and friends. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore an ivory silk striped voile, veil and orange blossoms, and carried a bouquet of white sweet peas and asparagus fern. The bridesmaids were Misses Ruby McAincli and l.ily McKenzie, sisters of the bride and bridegroom, and were attired in white embroidered voile, each carrying a crook and Mowers. The wedding breakfast was partaken at Mr G. F Sauer's residence, at which
the Rev. Mr Cunningham presided, and proposed the toast ot bride and bridegroom in felicitous terms. Mr Jas. Harlow proposed the parents of the bride and bridegroom, acknowledged bv Mr. J .A. McKenzie and Mr McAinch. The happy couple then hied away to the railway station, en route to the city, where the honeymoon is to be spent. The bride wore a travelling dress of mole resilda, with hat of white tuille and plait, and neat Saxe tinted plume. The presents were numerous and of the useful order. In the evening Mr and Mrs McAinch held a reception in the Yarram Mechanics'
Hall.
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     James was registered as James Frederick McKenzie, farmer at Won Wron, on the 1931 electoral roll.
     James was registered as a farmer at Won Wron, on the between 1935 and 1936 electoral roll.
     James was registered as a farmer of Calrossie for land at Won Wron at Alberton, Victoria, on the 1960 electoral roll.
     James was registered as James Fredrik McKenzie, farmer at 'Calrossie', Yarram, on the 1966 electoral roll.
     James was registered as James Frederik McKenzie, farmer at Yarram, on the 1972 electoral roll.
     James died on 8 September 1979 in the Hospital, Yarram, Victoria, aged 95. The local newspaper reported: J F McKenzie dies at 95. One of the district's oldest residents, Mrs James Frederick McKenzie of Calrossie, died on Saturday, September 8, at the age of 95 years. He died at the Yarram and District Hospital where he had been admitted just a couple of days previously. Born at "Fernbank", Calrossie, near Mack's Creek on February 10, 1884, he was the son of the late William & Lily McKenzie who sailed out from their native Cromarty, Scotland to Port Albert. He was the last surviving member of their family of twelve children, the eldest Isabella being born on May 18 1876. The other members of the family were Catherine, William & Thomas, Robert, George, Annie, Lottie, Henry, Lily & Elsie.
     Later the McKenzies moved to "Heathville", Mack's Creek, regarded as the family home, which today is Morris' property. Along with his brothers and sisters, James Frederick attended school at Devon North. In February 1914 he married Sarah Janet McAinch, a member of an old district family, in St Andrew's Presbyterian church, Yarram. Following his marriage, "J.F." and his wife resided at Balook, then came down from the hill country to dairy farm at Alberton West then Calrossie, where he lived for many years close to his original birth place at "Fernbank".
     His life on the farm was his absorbing interest, consequently he was a highly regarded judge of horses and cattle and always enjoyed the Yarram show. He was a life member of the Yarram Men's Club, the venue for his 95th birthday last February. District friends and relatives will long remember his 90th birthday celebrated at the Devon North Hall, when a very youthful looking Mr McKenzie enthusiastically greeted young and old alike. He had a special interest in young people and always enjoyed their company. "J.F." always said he lived for the present, not the past. His wife predeceased him 13 years ago but is survived by a family of six. - Margaret (Mrs A Harris, Toora), James (Bill, Yarram), Elsie (Mrs G Cunningham, Yarram), Nancy (Mrs Albert Tatterson, Warragul), Ian (Lance Creek) and George (Traralgon), 17 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Following a service in St Andrew's church, the funeral proceeded to the Yarram cemetery
. He was buried on 11 September 1979 in after a service at St Andrew's Presbyterian church, Yarram.
     His will was proved on 12 November 1979 at Victoria.