Alice Blackmore Dempster was born in Prahran, Victoria, in 1879 to Charles Dempster (1846-1937) and his wife Elizabeth Jane Blackmore (1857-1940). Alice married Andrew Raeburn at the Presbyterian Church in Manly, NSW, on 7 Jan 1914. Andrew came to Launceston from Geelong Grammar to take up the headmastership of Scotch College in 1902 and retired from the position in Apr 1914, about four months after marrying. Subsequently he became secretary of the Mowbray Turf Club, retiring about 1940. He died on 28 Aug 1946 aged 80.
Alice continued the Andrew Raeburn scholarship at Scotch College after the death of her husband. She was interested in the Red Cross and was on the Women's Show Council. At the time of her death, Alice's residence was 17 Elphin Road, East Launceston. Alice died aged 70 on 16 Jan 1950. She was privately cremated and had requested that there were to be no flowers, letters or cards. See The Examiner 22 Oct 2005, p. 32 and 29 Oct 2005, p. 33.