Dr Allan Elliott Randell (1871-1941)

Dr Allan Elliott Randell (1871-1941)

Now and then I have a photograph that I just want to share, and this is one of those times.

I found this photo of Doctor Allan Elliott Randell in my dad’s collection – which has to be one of the coolest photos don’t you agree? He’s here in his De Dion car (note the little crank handle on the front) … anyway as he’s not a direct line ancestor I knew very little about him, so I headed to Trove, and found his death details and obituary.

Allan Elliott Randell is a son of Francis Henry Randell and Sarah Ann Nickels. So he is the son of my great grandpa’s (John Beavis ‘JB’ Randell) half brother … got that? I saw you screw your face up trying to work that one out.

Anyway, there is a connection of sorts to my Randell family from Gumeracha, and to the Randell’s from Mannum too.

Dr A.E. Randell

Dr Allan E. Randell, in his De Dion ca (6hp, 1cyl)

Allan Elliott Randell's death notice, The West Australian, 26 December 1941 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47174940 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47174940

Allan Elliott Randell’s death notice, The West Australian, 26 December 1941
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47174940

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59164137

Sunday Times (Perth), 11 January 1942,
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59164137

 

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5 Responses to “Dr Allan Elliott Randell (1871-1941)”

  1. Alan Phillips says:

    I have letters from Burney Randell (son) and met Burney’s widow in the 1970s.

    • Rob Hunt says:

      Hi Alan, my name is Rob Hunt and I’m a researcher at the Museum of Perth. I am currently trying to identify the people, car and location in the initial picture posted above. i would love to be in c contact with you, if you’d be prepared to share? sincerely,
      Rob

  2. Slick vehicle. I wonder if the lady’s hat stayed on when they took off.

  3. Joe Romanoski says:

    Hi,

    I’m married to Michelle Louise Randell, grand daughter of Dr.
    Allan ElliotT Randell.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2015!

    • Rob Hunt says:

      Hi Joe, my name is Rob Hunt and I’m a researcher at the Museum of Perth. I am currently trying to identify the people, car and location in the initial picture posted above. i would love to be in c contact with you, if you’d be prepared to share? sincerely,
      Rob

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