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MacRae, Alexander (1888–1938)

Mr. Alexander MacRae, a leading Sydney woollen manufacturer, died in a private hospital on Wednesday night at the age of 50.

Born at Loch Carron, Ross Shire, Scotland, Mr. MacRae came to Australia 25 years ago and opened a knitting factory at Redfern, later transferred to Newtown under the name of The MacRae Knitting Mills.

Mr. MacRae was keenly interested in many branches of sport, especially surfing and life saving. He was a staunch freemason, being a member of Lodge Greatcliff, Vaucluse. He is survived by five boys and a girl, Mrs. MacRae having died 14 years ago.

The Fullerton Memorial Church, Crown Street, was crowded for the funeral service yesterday afternoon. The Rev. George Cowie officiated at the church and also at the Crematorium, where a Masonic service was held.

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