|Birth: ||Dec. 10, 1859, France|
|Death: ||May 9, 1910|
Clement David Rattray was born 10 Dec 1859 in Normandy, France. He was the third child of David Rattray, Jr. and Adelina Perchard. Nothing much is known about his childhood. We do know he lived in a large home in Normandy, France.
The 1871 Census shows Clement age 11 and his brother, George Malcolm, were students at Oxenford House School, in St. Lawrence, Channel Islands, Jersey. The school was founded in 1824, in 1871 it described itself as "a Classical, Mathematical, and Commercial Boarding School".
The next time we find Clement David Rattray is 1881. He is 21 years old, single and an engineer. He is with the family residing at 113 Broughty Ferry Road, Dundee, Scotland per the census. This district is known as the home of the "jute barons" of the textile business in 1881. Olivia Harriet Fraser, age 24 and single, is listed as a visitor in the same home. Was Olivia there to be approved by Clement's parents?
Clement Rattray and Olivia Fraser were married 13 Jul 1883 in the Catholic Apostolic Church, in Dundee, Scotland, by Alexander Malcolm, Minister, Catholic Apostolic Church. Alexander Malcolm was also Clement's uncle, married to Jane Luke Rattray. The witnesses to the wedding were George Malcolm, uncle to Clement, married to Helen Rattray, and Barnet Wood, I believe this is Dr. Barnes Wood, uncle to Olivia, married to Olivia Augusta Werry.
A month after their marriage, the newlyweds sailed for America to join David Rattray, Clement's father and the rest of the family in America. Clement's father, David Rattray built a home large enough for his whole family and their families in Minnesota. In the Martin Co Sentinel of Oct. 6, 1882, it states "Mr. Davis of Fairmont has about completed an elegant and commodious residence for Mr. Rattray, on the eastern shore of Cedar Lake. Mr. Rattray is expecting his family very soon, and thinks more of his friends will locate near."
The young couple, listed as Gent and Lady, arrived in New York 10 Aug 1883 on the City of Rome (1881-1902). The ship had sailed from Liverpool, England and Queenstown, Ireland.
Clement and Olivia's first child, Charlton Oswald Rattray, was born 29 Apr 1886 in Lake View, Cedarville, Martin Co, MN. Clement Fraser Rattray was born in St. Paul, MN 20 Jul 1888. It appears the family gave up on the rural life and dream of the patriarch, David Rattray, after his death and moved to St Paul, MN. Olivia Harriet Fraser Rattray died from complications of childbirth 27 Jul 1888 in St. Paul. Clement was left to care for his young sons alone.
Clement was married to Ann Jane McKaig 10 Dec 1892 in San Francisco, CA. They were married by William M. Pearl, minister in charge Catholic Apostolic Church, 686 Eighteenth St., San Francisco, CA.
The family left California for Chicago, Illinois between 1896 and 1899. Clement David Rattray died in Chicago in 1910.
Children: Charlton Oswald Rattray, Clement Fraser Rattray
m. second: Ann Jane Mc Kaig 10 Dec 1892
San Francisco, CA
Children: Percival Alexander Rattray, Olivia R. Rattray Morris.
Photo of Clement David Rattray: c.1895 from a family portrait, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
shared by Julie Lanette Allgaier Kenline
Photo of home in France shared by Gertrude Robbins Bersch Davis Teicher.
David Rattray (1820 - 1885)
Adelina Perchard Rattray (1834 - 1924)
Olivia Harriet Fraser Rattray (1856 - 1888)
Ann Jane McKaig Rattray (1866 - 1927)
Charlton Oswald Rattray (1886 - 1977)*
Clement Fraser Rattray (1888 - 1902)*
Percival Alexander Rattray (1893 - 1965)*
Olivia R. Rattray Morris (1895 - 1966)*
Helen H. Rattray (1856 - 1939)*
Adelina Jane Rattray Leal (1857 - 1926)*
Clement David Rattray (1859 - 1910)
George Malcolm Rattray (1861 - 1941)*
William Alexander Rattray (1863 - 1925)*
John Rattray (1868 - 1941)*
Ethel Jessie Rattray Summers (1875 - 1956)*
Oak Woods Cemetery
Created by: Bob & Kathy
Record added: Aug 24, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15489027