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George Robert MCLEAN

George Robert MCLEAN

Male 1880 - 1955  (74 years)

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  • Name George Robert MCLEAN  [1
    Nickname Robert 
    Born 29 Oct 1880  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1906  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    On his return to South Australia he joined the Minicipal Tramways Trust as a clerk. There was tension between his wife Addie and Sarah his mother, never explained as to the cause. 
    Education 19 Apr 1906  San Fransisco USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Schooled at Strathalbyn and as a young man travelled to New Zealand on a timber boat looking for work, then on to America and was at San Francisco on 19/4/1906 when the great earthquake struck. 
    Biography Notes 1950's  Payneham SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Robert lived with his sister Eva and son Bob, until he moved to a nursing home at Magill SA where he died on 3/3/1955 aged 74. 
    • He had been educated at Strathalbyn and as a young man travelled to New Zealand on a timber boat looking for work, then on to America and was at San Francisco on 19/4/1906 when the great earthquake struck. On his return to South Australia he joined the Minicipal Tramways Trust as a clerk. There was tension between his wife Addie and Sarah his mother, never explained as to the cause.

      Addie died of cancer in 23/8/1929 and thereafter Robert (as he was called) and his boys lived a somewhat unsettled life in boarding houses in the St. Peters area, but he brought them up in a disciplined and religious manner. Robert was a quiet and gentlemanly figure, concerning whom his daughter-in-law said "that he was one of the 10 nicest men I ever knew"

      He and the boys had identical beautiful copy book handwriting that could not be told apart. Later in life Robert lived with his sister Eva and son Bob, until he moved to a nursing home at Magill where he died on 3/3/1955 aged 74.
    Biography Notes 23 Aug 1929  St Peters SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    After Addies death, Robert (as he was called) and his 2 sons lived a somewhat unsettled life in boarding houses in the St. Peters area. Raise in a disciplined and religious manner. Robert was a quiet and gentlemanly figure, concerning whom his daughter-in-law said "that he was one of the 10 nicest men I ever knew" All three men had identical beautiful copy book handwriting that could not be told apart.  
    Died 3 Mar 1955  Magill SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried 4 Mar 1955  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Buried West Terrace Adelaide SA
    Person ID I-1488  Christina and Donald McLean | Allan McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2017 

    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) 
    Relationship -470 
    Mother Sarah THOMPSON,   b. 3 Sep 1861,   d. 6 Aug 1937, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship -470 
    Married 16 Nov 1878  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • BORN Mother's residence in Alfred Place, Strathalbyn SA
    Family ID F-470  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Adelaide Annie Barker THOMPSON,   b. 1888,   d. 23 Aug 1929, St Peters SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 1913  Mt Barker SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Allan Robert (Bob) Charles MCLEAN,   b. 1 Feb 1914,   d. 1989, Christies Beach SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Douglas Hamilton MCLEAN,   b. 1916,   d. 1974, Melbourne Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2017 13:52:07 
    Family ID F-490  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
    0123 - George Robert McLean.jpg
    0123 - George Robert McLean.jpg

    Stories
    1995 - George (Robert) McLean & Adelaide Thompson
    1995 - George (Robert) McLean & Adelaide Thompson
    Biography as published in the BRB in 1995.

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

    2. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au, 5.11.2017 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      DEATH 3.3.1995-provided by SA Cemeteries Board. RegNo823/1337

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