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 Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837



Laurence Albert Allan MCLEAN

Laurence Albert Allan MCLEAN

Male 1878 - 1956  (77 years)

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  • Name Laurence Albert Allan MCLEAN  [1
    Nickname Laurie 
    Born 24 Dec 1878  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes
    • Laurence was educated at the Strathalbyn School after which he went kangaroo shooting in the Ninety Mile Desert, Coonalpyn. From there he joined the Militia at Fort Largs and did gate duty at Government House, Adelaide.

      His next move was to Western Australia where he found work at Arnott's Biscuit Factory. Two daughters were born in Perth.

      By 1912 they were back at Adelaide and Laurie joined the Railways as a special constable and at this time they lived at Barnard St. North Adelaide. Their son Angas was born while they resided in there.

      In 1914 they built a house at 9 Llandower Avenue, Payneham and the children were able to attend East Adelaide School.

      Laurie played the flute and saxaphone and enjoyed listening to classical music, the gramaphone being the source of records in those days. He rode a bicycle to and from his Payneham home to his work at the Adelaide Railway Station.

      During W.W.2 he went to and from Melbourne with the troop trains.
    Died 1956  [1
    Cremated Y  [1
    Person ID I-1434  Christina and Donald McLean | Allan McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 23 May 2016 

    Father Allan (junior) MCLEAN,   b. 11 Nov 1857, Meadowbank SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1930  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Sarah THOMPSON,   b. 3 Sep 1861,   d. 6 Aug 1937, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 16 Nov 1878  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • BORN Mother's residence in Alfred Place, Strathalbyn SA
    Family ID F-470  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Hannah HERON,   b. 1955,   bur. Cremated Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Irene MCLEAN,   b. 27 Dec 1902, Perth WA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1990, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. Jean Laurel MCLEAN,   b. 31 Jan 1905, Perth WA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1998, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)  []
     3. Angas Allan MCLEAN,   b. 1 Mar 1912, SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1976, Sydney NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 05:20:00 
    Family ID F-472  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0104 - McLeans - Sinclair, Laurence, Sarah (nee Thompson), Eva (married Congdon), Allan & George (Robert).jpg
    0104 - McLeans - Sinclair, Laurence, Sarah (nee Thompson), Eva (married Congdon), Allan & George (Robert).jpg
    0107 - Laurence McLean, Jean Stoba , nee McLean, Elizabeth McLean & Irene March, nee McLean.jpg
    0107 - Laurence McLean, Jean Stoba , nee McLean, Elizabeth McLean & Irene March, nee McLean.jpg
    0411 - McLean family gathering - Glynn, McLean, Paltridge, Lavery, Talbot, Martin, Ashby, Smith & Hegarty.jpg
    0411 - McLean family gathering - Glynn, McLean, Paltridge, Lavery, Talbot, Martin, Ashby, Smith & Hegarty.jpg
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    Documents
    0106 - Letter from Sarah McLean (nee Thompson) to son Laurence.jpg
    0106 - Letter from Sarah McLean (nee Thompson) to son Laurence.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', (Donald & Christina McLean Genealogical Council Inc, Strathalbyn 1995).

    2. [S-8] PUBLICATION Dawson book in Goolwa Library, Yvonne Heath of Morphettville, (Heath of Morphettville), C0461991941 - Goolwa.