Ian MackyGenealogy • Uncle •
Peter Wallace Macky

4 Leila Ada (Aunt Doll) STITT
b.Aug 1872
Leila Ada Stitt
Rev. Homer David WHITFIELD
Pittsburgh, PA
b.16 Jul 1866
Homer David Whitfield
Ethel Jane ARMSTRONG
Albertland, NZ
b.7 Mar 1872 — d.1 Dec 1930
Ethel Jane Macky née Armstrong

Samuel Henry (Harry) MACKY
Papatoitoi, NZ
b.15 Nov 1872 — d.14 Aug 1916
Samuel Henry (Harry) MACKY
= 8 Jun 1898 · Edgewood Park, PA = 6 Apr 1899
3 Mary McLean WHITFIELD
Elizabeth, PA
b.21 Dec 1903 — d.1995
Mary McLean Macky née Whitfield, spring 1923

Wallace Armstrong MACKY
Papatoetoe, NZ
b.21 Apr 1903 — d.15 Jun 1988
Wallace Armstrong Macky
= 6 Sep 1933
2
David Wallace MACKY
New Zealand
Peter Wallace MACKY
New Zealand
Ian Wallace MACKY
Bermuda
David Wallace Macky

Peter Wallace Macky

Ian Wallace Macky




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Peter Wallace Macky birth announcement
Peter Wallace Macky (1 mo) David Wallace Macky with Miss Jefferson and Peter Wallace Macky (1 mo) Peter Wallace Macky (3 mo) with Miss Jefferson and David Wallace Macky Peter Wallace Macky (3 mo)
PWM (1 mo) · 1937 DWM, Miss Jefferson,
PWM (1 mo) · 1937
PWM (3 mo), Miss Jefferson, DWM · 1937 PWM (3 mo) · 1937

David Wallace Macky (2 yr) and Peter Wallace Macky, Dec 1937 David Wallace Macky (2 yr) and Peter Wallace Macky, Dec 1937 David Wallace Macky (2 yr) and Peter Wallace Macky, Dec 1937
DWM (2 yr) and PWM · Dec 1937

Peter Wallace Macky, Mary McLean Macky, David Wallace Macky, Hobsonville Airbase, 1937 Peter Wallace Macky, Mary McLean Macky, David Wallace Macky, Hobsonville Airbase, 1937
PWM, MMM, DWM · Hobsonville Airbase · 1937

Mary McLean Macky, Peter Wallace Macky (10 mo), David Wallace Macky, and Marjorie Ethel Macky, 1938 Peter Wallace Macky (10 mo) David Wallace Macky and Peter Wallace Macky (10 mo), Hobsonville Air Base, NZ, 1938 Peter Wallace Macky (11 mo)
MMM, PWM (10 mo), DWM, MEM · 1938 PWM (10 mo) · 1938 DWM & PWM (10 mo)
Hobsonville Air Base, NZ · 1938
PWM (11 mo) · 1938

Peter Wallace Macky, 1 year portrait David Wallace Macky (1 yr) and Peter Wallace Macky, December 1936 Mary McLean Macky with David Wallace Macky  (2 yr) and Peter Wallace Macky (6 mo), 1938
PWM (1 year portrait) DWM and PWM (1 yr) MMM, DWM, PWM · 1938

Peter Wallace Macky, 1 year Peter Wallace Macky, 1 year Peter Wallace Macky, 1 year
PWM (1 year)

Christmas Tree, 1938 David Wallace Macky (3rd birthday) with Peter Wallace Macky David Wallace Macky (3rd birthday) with Peter Wallace Macky
Christmas Tree · 1938 DWM (3rd birthday) with PWM
David Wallace Macky and Peter Wallace Macky pushing teddies David Wallace Macky and Peter Wallace Macky on a tricycle David Wallace Macky and Peter Wallace Macky at beach, Hobsonville Air Base, NZ
DWM (3 yr) & PWM
Pushing Teddies
DWM & PWM
on same tricycle
PWM and DWM at beach
Hobsonville Air Base, NZ · 1938

David Wallace Macky and Peter Wallace Macky playing in back yard just before leaving NZ, May 1939 David Wallace Macky and Peter Wallace Macky playing in back yard just before leaving NZ, May 1939 Peter Wallace Macky playing in back yard just before leaving NZ, May 1939
David Wallace Macky and Peter Wallace Macky playing in back yard just before leaving NZ, May 1939 David Wallace Macky and Peter Wallace Macky playing in back yard just before leaving NZ, June 1939 Peter Wallace Macky's Pan American trip pass to Bermuda
DWM and PWM playing in backyard of Moani Avenue home just before leaving NZ · May 29, 1939

Merry Hill, St Georges, Bermuda. our first home Veranda of Merry Hill, St Georges, Bermuda, looking to Kindley
First home: Merry Hill, St Georges, Bermuda
October 24, 1939
Veranda, Merry Hill
Looking to Kindley

Peter Wallace Macky (2 yr), David Wallace Macky (3½ yr) at grandparents, Freeport, PA, June 1939 Peter Wallace Macky, Mary McLean Macky and David Wallace Macky, Spring 1939 Peter Wallace Macky, Mary McLean Macky and David Wallace Macky, Spring 1939
PWM (2 yr), DWM (3½ yr)
At Grandparents'
Freeport, PA, June 1939
PWM, MMM, DWM · Spring 1939 MMM, PWM, MEM, DWM
Leaving Auckland for USA
May 1939

Peter Wallace Macky, Mary McLean Macky and David Wallace Macky, July 1939 Barbara  & Dorothy Whitfield, Peter Wallace Macky, Mary McLean Macky and David Wallace Macky, July 1939
PWM's second birthday · July 1939 · Merry Hill, St Georges, Bermuda
PWM, MMM, DWM Barbara & Dorothy Whitfield, PWM, MMM, DWM

Peter Wallace Macky (2nd birthday) and David Wallace Macky at H. D. Whitfield's, July 1939 Peter Wallace Macky (2nd birthday) and David Wallace Macky at H. D. Whitfield's, July 1939
PWM (2nd birthday) and DWM at H. D. Whitfield's · July 1939

David Wallace Macky and Peter Wallace Macky, 1939 David Wallace Macky, Peter Wallace Macky, Wallace Armstrong Macky, Oct 1939 David Wallace Macky (4 yr) and Peter Wallace Macky (2½ yr)
PWM (2nd birthday) and DWM
H. D. Whitfield's · July 1939
DWM and PWM · Oct 1939 DWM and PWM
First Christmas in Bermuda · 1939

Jonathan Bartrum, Peter Wallace Macky, David Wallace Macky, 1940 David Wallace Macky and Peter Wallace Macky, Summer 1940 David Wallace Macky and Peter Wallace Macky climbing a tree, 1940 Jonathan, Peter Wallace Macky, David Wallace Macky, July 1940
Jonathan Bartrum, PWM, DWM · 1940 DWM and PWM
Summer 1940
DWM and PWM
Climbing tree · 1940
Jonathan, PWM, DWM · July 1940

Peter Wallace Macky, 3rd birthday, July 1940 Peter Wallace Macky, 3rd birthday, July 1940
PWM, 3rd Birthday, July 1940

David Wallace Macky and Peter Wallace Macky with birdcage, Merry Hill, St Georges, 1940 Cedar Christmas tree, Bermuda, 1940 Cedar Christmas tree, Bermuda, 1940
DWM and PWM with love birds
Merry Hill, St Georges · 1940
Cedar Christmas tree · Bermuda · 1940

Peter Wallace Macky and David Wallace Macky in jammies with teddies, Dec 1940 David Wallace Macky 5th birthday with Peter Wallace Macky at Merry Hill, St Georges David Wallace Macky 5th birthday with Peter Wallace Macky at Merry Hill, St Georges
PWM and DWM
Jammies & Teddies
Dec 1940
DWM 5th birthday with PWM
Merry Hill, St Georges · Dec 1940

Peter Wallace Macky, Ian Wallace Macky, David Wallace Macky, August 1940 David Wallace Macky (5.5 yr), Peter Wallace Macky (4 yr) and Jonathan (3¾ yr), McCallens Beach, St Georges, Bermuda, 1941
PWM, IWM, DWM · Aug 1940 DWM (5½ yr), PWM (4 yr), Jonathan
McCallens Beach, St Georges
Bermuda · 1941

Peter Wallace Macky, Ian Wallace Macky, Mary McLean Macky, David Wallace Macky, 1941 David Wallace Macky, Mary McLean Macky, Ian Wallace Macky, Peter Wallace Macky, April 1941
PWM, IWM, MMM, DWM · 1941 DWM, MMM, IWM, PWM · April 1941

Peter Wallace Macky, July 22, 1941 Peter Wallace Macky, July 22, 1941 Wallace Armstrong Macky with Peter Wallace Macky (4½ yr), Ian Wallace Macky (8 mo) and David Wallace Macky (nearly 6 yr), Rocklands, Warwick, Sep 1941 Wallace Armstrong Macky takes David Wallace Macky and Peter Wallace Macky to school on his bicycle
PWM, July 22, 1941 PWM (4½ yr), IWM (8 mo), WAM, DWM (nearly 6 yr)
Rocklands, Warwick · Sep 1941
WAM takes DWM and PWM to
school on his bicycle

Mary McLean Macky, Marjorie Ethel Macky, David Wallace Macky, Peter Wallace Macky, Merry Hill, St Georges, Bermuda, 1941 David Wallace Macky with Peter Wallace Macky and Victor, Iris and Valda Ford David Wallace Macky, Peter Wallace Macky and Jonathan Bartrum, front yard at Merry Hill, St Georges, Bermuda
MMM, MEM, DWM, PWM DWM and PWM with
Victor, Iris and Valda Ford
PWM, Jonathan Bartrum, DWM
Merry Hill, St Georges, Bermuda

Marjorie Ethel Macky with Peter Wallace Macky, Ian Wallace Macky, David Wallace Macky, 1941 Marjorie Ethel Macky with Peter Wallace Macky, Ian Wallace Macky, David Wallace Macky, 1941
PWM, MEM, IWM, DWM · 1941 DWM, MEM, IWM, PWM · 1941

Ian Wallace Macky, Peter Wallace Macky, David Wallace Macky, Rocklands, Feb 1941 Ian Wallace Macky, Peter Wallace Macky, David Wallace Macky, Rocklands, Feb 1941
PWM, IWM, DWM · Rocklands, Feb 1942

Baptism Certificate, July 1942 Kirkdale, Warwick, July 1942
Baptism Certificate, July 1942 Kirkdale, Warwick, July 1942

Peter Wallace Macky, 5th birthday, 1942 Peter Wallace Macky, 5th birthday, 1942 Peter Wallace Macky in a tree, 5th birthday, 1942 Peter Wallace Macky, July, 1942 Peter Wallace Macky, 5th birthday party, July, 1942
PWM 5th birthday · 1942

David Wallace Macky 7th birthday with Richard Kemp, Kathy Russel, John Frith, PWM, Jonathan, Charles Kemp, Kirkdale, Warwick, Dec 1942 Peter Wallace Macky, Ian Wallace Macky and David Wallace Macky, February 1943 Peter Wallace Macky, February 1943
DWM's 7th birthday · Kirkdale, Warwick, Dec 1942
With Richard Kemp, Kathy Russel, John Frith, PWM,
Jonathan and Charles Kemp
PWM, IWM, DWM · Feb 1943 PWM · Feb 1943

David Wallace Macky (7 yr) and Peter Wallace Macky with goats David Wallace Macky, Ian Wallace Macky  and Peter Wallace Macky with fowl, July 1943
DWM (7 yr), PWM &
goats · May 1943
DWM, IWM, PWM with fowl · July 1943

David Wallace Macky, Ian Wallace Macky (3rd birthday), and Peter Wallace Macky, 1944 Peter Wallace Macky, Ian Wallace Macky (3rd birthday), David Wallace Macky, December 1944 Peter Wallace Macky, Ian Wallace Macky (3rd birthday), David Wallace Macky, December 1945
DWM, PWM, IWM (3rd birthday) · Dec 1944 PWM, IWM, DWM · Dec 1945

Ian Wallace Macky (5 yr), Peter Wallace Macky (8½ yr), David Wallace Macky (10 yr), Kirkdale, Warwick, ~Jan 1946 David Wallace Macky and Peter Wallace Macky, Sea Scouts, 1947 Peter Wallace Macky, Sylvia Bryant, Ian Wallace Macky, Mary McLean Macky, David Wallace Macky, 1947
IWM, PWM, DWM
Kirkdale, Warwick
~Jan 1946
DWM and PWM
Sea Scouts · 1947
PWM, Sylvia Bryant, IWM, MMM, DWM
DWM's 12th birthday · 1947

PWM, MMM, IWM, WAM, DWM, Christmas Day, 1947 PWM, MMM, IWM, WAM, DWM, Christmas Day, 1947
PWM, MMM, IWM, WAM, DWM
Christmas Day · 1947
DWM, WAM, IWM, MMM, PWM
Christmas Day · 1947

DWM, PWM, IWM off to party on the Sheffield, Christmas 1947 Macky family holiday, USA, 1948
DWM, PWM, IWM off to party
on the Sheffield, Christmas 1947
Family holiday · USA 1948

Mary McLean Macky and the boys at Niagara Falls, 1948 Mary McLean Macky and the boys at Niagara Falls, 1948 David Wallace Macky, Ian Wallace Macky, Peter Wallace Macky, 1949
MMM and the boys · Niagara Falls · 1948 DWM, MEM, PWM, IWM
Queen of Bermuda · 1949
DWM, IWM, PWM · 1949

PWM, MMM, IWM, DWM and WAM, July 1949
PWM, MMM, IWM, DWM, WAM · July 1949

Sea Scout camp, August 1949 Sea Scout camp cook, August 1949
Sea Scout camp, August 1949

MMM, IWM, DWM, PWM, March 1950 Junior Table Tennis Title Won by Macky, March 1951 Peter Macky Captures Table Tennis Crowns, March 1951 Peter Wallace Macky with swimming cups, Autumn 1951 Peter Wallace Macky, swim champ, 1951 Macky trophies
MMM, IWM, DWM, PWM
March 1950
PWM, table tennis champ
March 1951
PWM w/swimming cups
Autumn 1951
PWM, swim champ
1951
Macky trophies

WAM, MMM, PWM, Bermuda, 1952
WAM, MMM, PWM · Bermuda, 1952

PLAYER OF THE MONTH

(FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN THE FIELD OF SPORT DURING AUGUST, 1953)

Electing a young athlete as Player-of-the-Month is always pleasant since, not only does it salute an outstanding performance of the moment, it also gives us a glimpse into a future of still better things to come. In Peter Macky's case, this seems certain.
Peter Wallace Macky, Player of the Month, August 1953
In winning the Bermuda senior all-around swimming championship the year after he won the junior all-around championship, Peter has emulated Derek Oatway's feat of 1947 and '48. The youthful swimmer won the 150 yards backstroke title and both medley events (he took the 4 × 50 yards individual medley and was a member of the winning 4 × 100 yards medley relay team), and placed sufficiently well in other strokes to compile his championship-winning points total.
Peter began competitive swimming in 1948 and has progressed steadily ever since. Under Johnny Conner's coaching during the 1951 season, Macky came on rapidly and that summer was runner-up for the junior all-around title which he captured in 1952. Last year and this, Peter has been coached by Bert Young and the results in the senior championships this past summer attest to his ability both as a pupil and a performer.
This year Peter graduated from The Hill School of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, and is now at Harvard University where his freshman coach will be none other than Bill Brooks, well known to a generation of Bermudians and official coach to our Olympic team. When he completes his freshman year, Macky will come under Hal Ulen, Harvard's famous senior coach who is already reported to have shown interest in the young Bermudian.
Peter Macky is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Wallace Macky, Bermuda's Chief Meteorologist. His brother David is one of Bermuda's leading young tennis players, holding the 1952 Bermuda junior title.

Hill School, graduation day, June 1953 Hill School, graduation day, June 1953 Peter Wallace Macky on graduation day, Hill School, June 1953
Graduation Day, The Hill School, June 1953

British Empire Games · 1954

Bermuda Team For Empire Games Peter Wallace Macky at the British Empire Games, Vancouver, BC, August 1954 Peter Wallace Macky at the British Empire Games, Vancouver, BC, August 1954 Peter Wallace Macky at the British Empire Games, Vancouver, BC, August 1954
Bermuda Team
For Empire Games
PWM at the British Empire Games, Vancouver, BC, August 1954

[Newspaper photo caption] Three of Bermuda's team of four for the British Empire Games with the team manager, Mr. D. J. Williams, just before they boarded a Trans-Canada Airlines plane at Kindley Field yesterday on their way to Montreal and then Vancouver, where the Games start next Friday. Left to right are Thelma Jones (track), Peter Macky (swimming), Keith David (track) and Mr. Williams. The fourth member of the team, Orien Young (track) now in England, will join his team-mates in Vancouver.

ATHLETES AIM TO PUT BERMUDA "ON THE MAP"

At 5:15 last night, a big Trans-Canada airliner took off from Kindley Airfield and pointed her nose towards Montreal. Aboard were three of the four Bermudians who will represents the Colony in the British Empire Games to be held in Vancouver.
They are Thelma Jones, who will run in the 100 yards sprints and compete in the long jump; Keith David, who will run in the quarter-mile; and Peter Macky, who will swim the 100 yards freestyle event and the 100 yards backstroke event. With them is r. D. J. Williams, who is travelling as the team's manager.
They will be joined in Vancouver by Orien Young, a Bermudian now living in Portsmouth who recently won the 100 yards against top British athletes in the White City Games.
There were only a handful of people present to see the Bermuda contingent off, and the majority of them were close relatives of the athletes.
The athletes were dressed in the blue blazers with the Bermuda coat of arms embroidered on the breast pocket they will wear at the games. The men wore grey flannel trousers and Miss Jones a grey flannel skirt.

DONORS THANKED

Just before he boarded the plane, Mr. Williams asked The Royal Gazette to express the team's thanks to the public for the funds they contributed to make the trip possible.
"We would like to assure the people of Bermuda that we are going with the very serious intention of making every effort possible to get in at least one final. That's what we are after."
"We know the competition is extraordinarily keen and that Bermuda is a very small place, but we are out to put Bermuda on the map."
The discipline, he added, would be very strict as the team would go into training immediately they arrived in Vancouver and continue until the start of the Games. The Bermuda athletes are due to arrive in Vancouver today and the Games begin a week later.
Mr. Williams had no further information concerning the £57 still to be raised to reach the amount of £900 estimated as necessary for the trip, but he expected this would be forthcoming soon.


Keith Davis to Run Quarter In Empire Games Today

EMPIRE VILLAGE, Vancouver, August 4. — After two days of most unseasonably cold weather, the sun shone today for the third day of the swimming events.
Peter Wallace Macky -- Keith Davis to Run Quarter In Empire Games Today -- 1954
Peter Macky swam fourth in 77.7 in his heat of the 110 yards backstroke event which was won by Brockway in the record time of 69.9.
Peter was four body lengths back in the first length of the pool in 36.2 seconds.
A tremendous improvement has been noted in the Empire swimming standards since Helsinki, especially in the diving. Our improvement is not at the same rate as the rest of the Empire.
Orien Young's token effort in the 220 yards sprint yesterday was an exhibition of plucky sportsmanship following five days in the hospital from vaccine fever.
Keith Davis has been drawn in heat four, lane one in the quarter-mile run against Tobacco of Canada, Boit of Kenya, Gardner of Jamaica and Johnson of the Bahamas.
Davis looked very good in his final workout in the quarter-mile for unaided, he did the 440 in 49.5. He is very fit and anxious to go.
Thelma Jones continues to work hard and completed her final practice jump today for Saturday's final. We hope for big things from Keith Davis and Thelma Jones.
There are many well wishers here and there are a number of Bermuda connections. This was proved recently by the number of indignant letters protesting a report which appeared that interpreters were necessary for Bermudians.


Peter Wallace Macky -- Empire Games 'Mudians Fail To Place; Vaccine Fever Defeats Young -- 1954

Empire Games 'Mudians Fail To Place; Vaccine Fever Defeats Young

Peter Macky, the colony's lone swimming entry, swam a 64.1 race in the 110 yards freestyle to finish fourth in his heat after being joint first at the halfway mark in 27.1 seconds.
The whole Bermuda team has been upset at Orien's bad luck with a sore and inflamed vaccination arm and temperature.
Thelma Jones's hopes of doing well in the long jump are high but already it has been shown that there is a need for frequent competition among top flight athletes to develop our competitors' talents.
England swept the board in the six miles race, placing P. Driver, F. Sando and J. Peters first, second and third respectively.
(Keith Davis, running in the quarter-mile event, will be competing Thursday afternoon.)


No Medals for Bermuda — But No Disgrace

Blaming himself for Bermuda's failure to gain a medal at the Empire Games, Mr. D. J. Williams, manager of the Bermuda team, returned to the Colony on Saturday night still convinced that there is plenty of athletic ability in Bermuda, but wondering how to obtain facilities to train the athletes.
Peter Wallace Macky -- No Medals for Bermuda, But No Disgrace -- 1954
Of the failure to gain a place in the Games, Mr. Williams said: "Saturday was a day of heart-breaks, for Bermuda no less than for England. Ours was not the spectacular variety that brought near-tragedy when Jim Peters nearly died before our eyes only 180 yards from his goal in the marathon; ours was of the type that athletics are often so full of but so few people know about.
"We came very close to gaining a medal. So close that everything hinged on a manager's decision — a decision that could have been right but wasn't."
The team manager went on to describe his decision.
"On her first jump, Thelma Jones got off a moderate 17 feet 2¾ inches to give her fourth place at the end of the first round. On her second she put her left foot some four inches over the board to record a 19-foot jump that couldn't count. For her third I instructed her to go back six inches on her marks to ensure a fair jump. She did, and took off eight inches behind the board to record a mere 17 feet 1½ in. effort. Worst of all, I had to leave at that moment to catch my plane and had only time to hear from her that she lay seventh and so had failed to qualify for the jump-off."

BLAMES HIMSELF

Many reasons could be given for Thelma's failure, Mr. Williams said. He listed the slow progress of the jumping, the constant interruption for the other track events, the tense drama of the marathon. But the real cause, he felt, lay with his decision to move her first mark.
"I am convinced she could have jumped 19 feet on that day — she as 'right'," Mr Williams said. "She was nervous and jittery, but determined with it. She will someday soon post a distance that will command respect everywhere."
Mr. Williams acknowledged that there had been doubt about the value of sending a team to the Empire Games. He had discussed this point with other managers of some of the smaller teams at the Games, and the statistical possibilities of winning against such competition as was provided by the larger countries. The chances were very small.
The manager of the small Kenya team made no bones about how his country felt about the Games. "They want to see results," Mr. Williams said.
"Our own feeling," he went on, "is that we shouldn't compete unless on fairly even terms."

GOOD SHOWING

He felt that the Bermuda team made a good showing and that with a little luck would have made a better one. Orien Young, he was sure, would have made a much better showing if he had not got vaccine fever. He had been vaccinated for smallpox on entering England several years ago and the vaccine did not take. He had no idea he would have such a reaction to put him in hospital for four days.
English Spoken Here? Canadians Aren't Sure
When a Vancouver newspaper in a sports article about Empire Village — the temporary home for competitors in the Empire Games — referred to members of the staff "whose job it is to translate Fiji and Bermuda and Pakistan, etc. for you," the Colony found an ally in Mr. Geo. Spear of Vancouver.
In a letter to the newspaper Mr. Spear pointed out that during his stay in Bermuda during World War One he never heard any other language than English spoken and "very good English at that."
He went on to say: "Maybe I am wrong, but you could ask some of the Bermudians; am sure you will not need an interpreter to do so."
Mr. Spear took the opportunity to wish the Bermudians, who "treated our boys so well while stationed with the 38th Battalion CEF," lots of good luck and a pleasant stay.
The newspaper cutting of Mr. Spear's letter was forwarded to The Royal Gazette by Mr. Ralph Down, station manager in Bermuda for Pan American World
Thelma Jones finished eighth of 16 women in the 100 yards sprint, which considering the size of the Colony and the calibre of the competition gave Bermuda a good position.
Keith Davis, who decided to change his strategy at the last moment and run Tobacco of Canada into the ground, ran himself out instead with 100 yards more to go. Had he coasted in his might have made the semi-finals, Mr. Williams thought.
The form shown by both Thelma Jones and Keith Davis drew favourable comment from the other coaches, which Mr. Williams felt was an indication that the Bermuda athletes were considered serious competition.
Peter Macky made the mistake of trying to set a fast pace against more experienced competition and found himself out of strength in the last 50 yards of the 110 yards freestyle event, while in the backstroke race he did not do too badly.

NOT OUTCLASSED

Altogether Mr. Williams felt that whole Bermuda's athletes were beaten, they were not out-classed.
The most outstanding thing in the Empire Games to Mr. Williams' mind was the wonderful comradeship displayed by the athletes of the various countries.
"Not a day went by," he said, "when you didn't find someone helping someone else in some form or other. Usually it was the athletes of the larger teams who would help some of the athletes from the other smaller teams — those who didn't have a coach with them.
Mr. Williams met the Duke of Edinburgh on two occasions and two members of the team had dinner with the Duke.
Because of the lack of facilities which would permit the seating of 800 athletes, together with managers and other officials, only about two-thirds of the athletes were able to attend this dinner. Canada, as hosts, gave up their ticket allocations to permit athletes of other countries to attend.
Thelma Jones was appointed as Bermuda's representative, and Davis and Macky relinquished their claim to the dinner and asked that Young be permitted to attend as he had been ill earlier in the week.
At the conclusion of the dinner the Duke went out on the campus and met all 800 athletes, shaking hands and speaking to each of them.
The hospitality of the people of Vancouver was overwhelming, Mr. Williams said. He gave as one instance the fact that the athletes were transported by private cars provided by volunteers.
On one occasion when there was a shortage of transport a radio appeal was made for volunteers. Within one hour 1,000 cars had been volunteered.
The party's slightest whim was catered to by the host country, and on one occasion the Bermudian party, some of whom had never seen snow close up, were driven to Mount Grouse, 6,543 feet above sea level, where they were able to revel in the white frost.

Harvard Beats Penn in Swim · February 1955

Harvard University's swimming team won its eighth straight meet of the season and remained undefeated with a 64-20 victory over the University of Pennsylvania in an Eastern Intercollegiate League meet at the Hutchinson Pool yesterday. The Crimson has an overall record of 8-0 and a league mark of 5-0, while Pennsylvania is 6-6 overall and 0-5 in the loop.
Harvard captured eight first places in a meet that saw them out in front all the way. The Quakers' Cris Keller took the diving, and Parland Johnstone remained undefeated in 12 attempts in the 200-yard backstroke.

The summaries:
300 MEDLEY RELAY—1. Harvard (Al Raooerport, Dave Hawkins, Jon Lind). 2:57.4.
220 FREESTYLE—1. Jim Jorgenson, Harvard; 2. John Whatley, Harvard; 3. Walt Herman, Penn. 2:11.2.
50 FREESTYLE—1. Henry Dyer, Harvard; 2. Dan Steinman, Penn; 3. Steve Ogden, Harvard. 0:23.5
150 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY—1. Pete Macky, Harvard; 2.Dick Stenson, Harvard; 3. Dave Willis, Penn. 1:38.3.
DIVING—1. Cris Keller, Penn; 2. Johnson Montgomery, Harvard; 3. Marshall Walter, Harvard; 86.48 points.
100 FREESTYLE—1. John Edward, Harvard; 2. Dyer, Harvard; 3. Steinmann, Penn. 0:53.0.
200 BACKSTROKE—1. Parland Johnstone, Penn; 2. Rapperport, Harvard; 3. Hal Santmire, Harvard. 2:18.5.
200 BREASTSTROKE—1. Sigo Falk, Harvard; 2. Herman, Penn; 3. John Fowler, Harvard. 2:37.4.
440 FREESTYLE—1. Hawkins, Harvard; 2. Bill Geer, Harvard; 3. Pete Odell, Penn. 5:08.6.
400 FREESTYLE RELAY—1. Harvard (Lind, Johnson, Edwards, Jorgenson). 3:35.5.
Peter Wallace Macky, Harvard Beats Penn in Swim, 1955
Pete Macky gasps air on the breaststroke leg, en route to victory in the 150-yard individual medley. Macky helped Harvard beat Penn, 64-20, here yesterday.

A Young Man Racing To Fame · 1956

The material for this story, together with statistics, and the photos on the opposite page, on the progress of Peter Macky in swimming, were supplied to Bermuda Sports through the courtesy of the Harvard Athletic Association public relations department.
Peter Wallace Macky, A Young Man Racing To Fame, 1956
In the short space of two years a young Bermudian swimmer has risen from local champion to the verge of national ranking in the United States.
Ten years ago, 9-year-old Peter Macky was learning to play water polo and striving to achieve the distinction of a race in Bermuda's junior swimming competitions.
Eight years later, in 1954 — the last time he competed in the Colony — Peter swept the board in the annual swimming championships, winning seven events to be acclaimed the local all-around champion.
Two years later, in 1956, Peter Macky now swims for Harvard on a squad second only to Yale in the Eastern college swimming hierarchy.
And, according to head coach Harold Ulen, "He is the most versatile swimmer on the Harvard team."
There is a connection between two stages in Peter's career and it is a well-remembered personality in Bermuda's sports world — Bill Brooks, former coach of Bermuda's Olympic swimming teams.
Brooks was coaching juniors in Bermuda when Peter was just starting as a swimmer. Now Brooks is coach of the Harvard freshman team and assistant to Ulen at the University.
Still helping to supervise Macky's daily workouts, he takes justifiable pride in some powerful performances this year by his Bermuda protege.
Peter Wallace Macky at Harvard, ca 1954-57
"These photos of Peter Macky were recently taken at Harvard University for Bermuda Sports. Top left, he is seen chatting with Coach Hal Ulen, who is now in his 27th year at Harvard; top right, Peter is shown just before a practice swim; centre, after a training spell; and at bottom, he is seen studying at Leverett House."
Recently, for instance, Peter's scorching pace in the first leg gave the Harvard medley team threesomes the impetus for a record-breaking race against Dartmouth. The trio shattered the old Crimson and Dartmouth pool marks with a time of 2:52.4.
Similar inspired performances by the former Bermuda champion in the backstroke leg of this relay led the trio to easy victories against Cornell and Navy.
Against Cornell he achieved a triple scoring performance — also acting as anchor to the victorious free style relay quartette and gaining a third in the 200-yard individual medley — an event which is new to him in Varsity competition.
In the Navy meet Peter swam to an impressive victory in the back stroke race. He also passed two competitors in the last lap to finish second in the individual medley behind team mate Dave Hawkins, one of the country's top competitors in this event.
He also played a dominant part in the big sensation of the Eastern Inter-Collegiate swimming championships at Ithaca, N.Y., when Harvard defeated the powerful Yale squad in the 400-yard free style relay. The time of 3:26.1 established a new meet record, breaking the former mark of 3:27.0 set by Yale last year.
The Yale team, which holds the world record for this event with 3:27.0, also set last year, finished in second place after trailing throughout, followed by Dartmouth, North Carolina, Amherst and Connecticut.
Head coach Ulen admires Peter as "a fine competitor who can perform well in almost any event. This likeable boy from Bermuda is a great team man and very popular with all members of the squad."
Assistant coach Bill Brooks has more specific praise, stressing Peter's ability to turn quickly in the pool. "He's one of the fastest tank turners we've ever had at Harvard," Brooks said, adding that his responsibility as a team mainstay kept him from fully exploiting this ability.
"If Peter were not in the important position of having to swim nearly every stroke in a meet," Brooks explained, "he could be a top free style sprinter. There's no doubt he can swim the 50-yard distance in a flat 23 seconds, and Harvard's top sprinters have been doing this distance in just over that time."
PETER MACKY'S PROGRESS
Peter Macky's progress as a competitive swimmer can be gauged by the following sets of figures — one, the times recorded in 1954 when he won seven events and the title of Bermuda's all-round champion; the other, Peter's current official times, supplied by Harvard University:
1954 1956
50 yards free style 25.4 23.0
100 yards free style 56.4 52.0
220 yards free style 2:26.1 2:13.5
100 yards back stroke 1:10.9 1:05.0
200 yards individual medley 2:30.4 2:26.0
In turn, Peter Macky admires the accomplishments of his one-time Bermuda coach. He credits Bill Brooks with the success of the junior swimming programme in Bermuda many years ago.
"We used to have afternoon and evening sessions with 200 or 300 juniors in a local pool," Peter recalls. "One group would do a lap or two, then they would be called out and another group sent in, to keep the sessions constantly on the move.
"Every Friday we would have water carnivals with swimming races at the start, water polo at the end, and diving exhibitions in between. There were always 125 to 150 youngsters in these carnivals."
Peter added a regret that junior training and competition has been discontinued in Bermuda, and pointed to the absence of full-time coaches such as Bill Brooks for the lapse.
After graduating from the Hill School, at Pottstown, Pa., Peter swam in back stroke events on the Harvard freshman squad. Last year, as a sophomore, Peter was number three on the medley relay team which took fourth place in the N.C.A.A. finals at Oxford, Ohio.
Besides playing tennis and soccer, as well as swimming, at Hill, Peter also distinguished himself in the scholastic field, winning the mathematics prize. At Harvard, he is majoring in civil engineering.
And possibly Peter Macky remembers the valuable coaching given him by Bill Brooks when he was a youngster and has followed his example. Because last Summer he was a water front counselor at a boys' camp at Cooperstown, N.Y., run by Bob Pickett, the Harvard wrestling coach, and part of his duties was to teach youngsters how to swim.

Peter Wallace Macky, Ian Wallace Macky, Mary McLean Macky, Wallace Armstrong Macky, David Wallace Macky (21st birthday), 1956 Peter Wallace Macky, Ian Wallace Macky, Mary McLean Macky, David Wallace Macky (21st birthday), Wallace Armstrong Macky, 1956 Peter Wallace Macky, Ian Wallace Macky, Mary McLean Macky, Wallace Armstrong Macky, David Wallace Macky (21st birthday), 1956
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DWM's 21st birthday · 1956

Mary McLean Macky, Peter Wallace Macky, Sylvia Bryant, Ian Wallace Macky, Wallace Armstrong Macky, MMM and WAM's 25th Anniversary, September 1958 Ian Wallace Macky, Mary McLean Macky, Sylvia Bryant, Peter Wallace Macky, October 1958 Peter Wallace Macky and Ian Wallace Macky, 1959
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MMM & WAM's 25th Anniversary
September, 1958
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Peter Wallace Macky in The Royal Gazette Social column, Wednesday, October 14, 1959
The Royal Gazette · Social column · Wednesday, October 14, 1959

Peter W. Macky, son of Dr. and Mrs. Wallace A. Macky of Berry Hill Road, Paget, has entered his first year of study at Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey.
He is a 1953 graduate of the Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania where he won the senior mathematics prize and was awarded a varsity letter for swimming.
In 1957 he was graduated from Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., where he won three varsity letters for swimming and was on the All-American team for two years.
He is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, California. He is a candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Divinity at Princeton.
Princeton Theological Seminary is the largest of the nine schools of theological education under the control of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

Peter Wallace Macky, Rhodes Scholar, 1960
Theological Student 1960 Rhodes Scholar

Mr. Peter W. Macky, the son of Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Macky of Paget, has been elected Bermuda Rhodes Scholar for Autumn, 1960, it was announced yesterday.
Mr. Macky, who is at present attending the Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey, received his earlier education at Warwick Academy and Saltus Grammar School.
After passing School Certificate he spent a year at the Hill School in Pennsylvania before entering Harvard University. He graduated from Harvard in 1957 and joined the engineering staff of Lockheed Aircraft Company in California.
While in Los Angeles he studied in the graduate engineering school of the University of California and took part in the activities of the College Department of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood.
Early this year he decided to become a candidate for the ministry of the Presbyterian Church and in September entered the Princeton Theological Seminary as a student.
SWIMMER
His main sporting activity has been swimming and he represented Bermuda at the 1954 Empire Games. He held a number of Bermuda records while at school and was a member of the swimming teams at both the Hill School and Harvard.
In California he swam with the Los Angeles Athletic Club.
Mr. Macky now hopes to continue his theological studies at Oxford and, according to his father, is particularly interested in acquiring several languages.

Wallace Armstrong Macky, Peter Wallace Macky, Mary McLean Macky, Ian Wallace Macky, Yosemite 1983 David Wallace Macky, Peter Wallace Macky, and Ian Wallace Macky in Bermuda Mary McLean Macky, 90th birthday, Brisbane
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Yosemite · 1983
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PETER WALLACE MACKY '57 died April 10, 1997, in New Wilmington, Pa. He had chaired the department of religion and philosophy at Westminster College. He was the author of Saint Paul's Cosmic War Myth: The Military Version of the Gospel, part of the Westminster College Library of Biblical Symbolism, of which he was editor. A member of the varsity swim team in college, he continued to swim competitively until falling ill two years ago. His survivors include his wife, Nancy (Space). —Harvard University Obituary and Death Notice Collection

Memories of my times with Peter Macky, by IWM · 7/4/2000

My relationship with my older brother was not close because Peter was 4 years older than me and as he was only 18 months younger than our oldest brother David, he did much more with him than with me.

I don't remember either of them ever playing with me but our mother says they were very good with me. That's fine, it's just that I don't remember.

They went off to prep school in their early teens and so we only were together when they were home on Xmas and Summer holidays.

I remember my brothers always wanted to sleep in the mornings and I could never understand that.

Peter the Mosquito Man

One summer Peter was working for the Bermuda Health Department and was traveling around from house to house checking for stagnant water in barrels or pots or whatever and encouraging homeowners to empty out any containers. This process was to reduce the number of mosquitos which carried yellow fever. In fact they even used to concrete up the pot holes along the cliff edge that held rainwater just to reduce the areas where mosquitos could breed. In our rainwater tanks under our houses (where all domestic water came from) small fish were put into them to eat the mosquito larvae. Peter used to carry bottles with these little fish. He used to come home during the middle of the day because it was so hot and then go out later. [According to DWM, he was the mosquito-fish boy, and IWM is mixing him and Peter up in this case.]

Peter and Christmas Presents

While Peter was at prep school and then at Uni he used to come home to Bermuda for Xmas and brought the best presents; usually books for us and particularly for Dad. I can remember Mum's concern that he was spending money that he didn't have. Peter was reported as saying that it "didn't matter because 'we' (by this he meant the family) have lots of money".

It was his idea to buy the silver tea and coffee service set for our parent's 25th wedding anniversary, but on that occasion he and David convinced me to pay for it because they didn't have any money. When Mum died I was allowed to inherit the silver service because I paid for it in the first place anyway.

Peter and Me at Hyde Bay

I was only in the US several times in my teens and one of those occasions was in 1956 when I was at Hyde Bay Camp for Boys on Lake Otsego in New York State. I flew from Bermuda and caught a train from New York to White Plains where someone from Hyde Bay picked me up. Peter was at that camp as a senior counsellor in charge of swimming. It [was] obviously though him that I got a job as a junior counsellor and had a tent of 8 year olds to look after. It was good because basically my job was to have fun and ensure some boys had fun with me. Sailing, canoeing, horse riding, etc. That was a great summer. I don't remember how I got back to Bermuda.

Peter the Generous Elder Brother

In the summer of 1959 I went across to California to work at Forest Home Christian Conference Centre in the San Bernardino Mountains behind Los Angeles. It was a job that Peter organised for me and I enjoyed the experience immensely. But in order that I could travel from Forest Home to Beverly Hills where he lives in a downstairs flat, Peter bought me an apple green Chevrolet car. We called it the Green Bug. Unfortunately my Dad found out that the car was not insured and wouldn't let me drive it. The insurance was much more than the value of the car so I think Peter gave the car to one of his girl friends. I didn't have a driver's license when I arrived at Forest Home and we had to make several trips to San Bernardino before I finally got my ticket. I failed several tests because I was judged as waiting too long at intersections. Eventually I did get a license and helped drive the Camp garbage truck (Ford C600?).

Again I don't remember how I get back to Allegheny. I must have flown or maybe driven with Peter but I don't remember any of it.

Visit to Peter at Princeton

This is a part of disputed history as far as Peter and I can remember. I believe I went from Allegheny to Princeton in the summer of 1959 and met up with Peter and we drove in his car (Hydramatic) to California. He denies this. I helped him drive (so I had a license) and I distinctly remember getting a speeding ticket in the desert country. At one pointy Peter warned me not to pass a long line of cars ahead but I ignored him and pulled out and passed them at great speed. This was in undulating desert country with no trees or places for police to hide. Shortly after we were waved down by a police man who told me I had been going 85mph. He directed [us] to a small white building up the highway. We duly pulled in and stood in line with others. I swear the building was just two rooms with one where a secretary type took my particulars and then I was sent into the second room where an old judge was sitting behind one of those high judge stands you see in the movies. A pile of paperback books was stacked on the stand behind him. After a short exchange he pronounced me guilty and fined me a sum I no longer remember. What really hurt was that he added "court charges" well in excess of the fine. As I left another customer was driving in. I was back on the highway at speed in less than 15 minutes. Obviously a good money raiser for that district.

PS Nancy, it would be nice to find out when Peter was at Princeton so we can find out when I went there to meet him. I even have a photograph to record the occasion. One time I met up with him and we drove up to the Toronto World Fair. Can we find out when that was? What I cannot understand is how I drove his car on the trip to California when clearly I didn't get a license to drive until after I arrived in California. Peter suggested I dreamed it all up!

The known dates are: I went to Allegheny in Sep 1958 and left for Australia in Jan 1960 so there was only one summer available for the Forest Home job and that was Jul/Aug 1959. When I left for Australia in Jan 1960 I flew a milk run flight from Youngstown through Chicago to San Francisco where I stayed with Uncle Red and Aunt Dorothy. I waited there a few days for Dad to arrive from Bermuda.