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Sinclair James MCLEAN

Sinclair James MCLEAN

Male 1884 - 1972  (88 years)

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  • Name Sinclair James MCLEAN  [1
    Born 25 Feb 1884  Bordertown SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Maybe he was born in 1882 on the family farm in Strathalbyn - according to his daughter, Dora (see her notes attached t this website).
    Gender Male 
    Education Strathalbyn & Bordertown  [2
    Achievements/Education * Church officer at Cowandilla Church of Christ for 26 years, from 1929 to 1954
    * Presiding at the communion service
    * Convenor of the works committee
    * Active in the extensions of the church hall, manse and chapel
    * Installed lights for the basketball courts
    * Lead the Band of Hope
    * Construction of the platform for the sunday school anniversary
    * On the Golden Jubilee Celebrations Committee
     
    Biography Notes Sinclair started work in Western Australia where he worked for & Swan as a bootmaker, also owned a photographic shop. When he returned to South Australia he worked on the Railway & Tramway as a motorman (driver). They met when Stella was travelling through Woolsley Railway station between Apsley and Adelaide when she was nursing.   [2
    Occupation After retiring, he was a packer and dispatcher at Myers for a short time. 
    Occupation Grocer agent before starting tramways as a conductor on 13th March 1913.
    Retired on 6th March 1950.  [3
    Occupation Motor man with the Metropolitan Tramways Trust  [1
    Occupation Photographer and greengrocer in Bordertown.  
    Occupation Railway porter before he was married. 
    Residence Mile End SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    53 Tarragon St Mile End SA - all of married life. 
    Residence c1910's  Mile End SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Land title dispute: Sinclair James McLean stated that he purchased allotment 495 in Tarragon St Mile End SA in September 1912 and started building in July 1915.  
    Died 23 Mar 1972  [1
    • 159A/2010
    Buried Centennial Park SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Centennial Park Cemetery Adelaide SA
      Plot: Gen AA Path G, 543
    Person ID I-1511  Christina and Donald McLean | Allan McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 8 May 2018 

    Father Allan b.1857 MCLEAN,   b. 11 Nov 1857, Meadowbank SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1930, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (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  [5
    • BORN Mother's residence in Alfred Place, Strathalbyn SA
    Family ID F-470  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Stella Vinicombe MATTHEWS,   b. 28 Aug 1887, Apsley Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1951  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 1915  Apsley Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Presbyterian Church
    Marriage/Wedding 18 Oct 1915  Apsley Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The wedding of Sinclair and Stella was held at St John's Church of England, Apsley on 18th Oct 1915. It was officiated by Rev JG Pollard. The bridesmaids were sisters Elizabeth and Ada with train bearer Viva Kealy and Audrey Stuntgell. Groomsmen were Alfred Bradley (cousin from Kybybolite) and McLeishmann (from Bordertown).  
    Children 
     1. Dora May MCLEAN,   b. 18 May 1917, Mile End SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 2015, Forest Lake Qld Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
     2. Jean Mildred MCLEAN,   b. 22 Jan 1921, Mile End SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1933, Kew Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 11 years)  []
     3. Ronald Sinclair Allen MCLEAN,   b. 13 Oct 1922, Hindmarsh SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 2011, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  []
     4. Neil Graham MCLEAN,   b. 27 Feb 1925, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 2004  (Age 79 years)  []
     5. Malcolm Gordon MCLEAN,   b. 20 Nov 1929, Mile End SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 2014, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  []
    Last Modified 8 May 2018 12:08:42 
    Family ID F-498  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Olive Hilda Madeline UNKNOWN 
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2016 06:31:46 
    Family ID F-2547  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
    0117 - Sinclair & Stella McLean.jpg
    0117 - Sinclair & Stella McLean.jpg

    Documents
    Will of Sinclair James McLEAN
    Will of Sinclair James McLEAN

    NEWSPAPER 1915 Wedding of Sinclair McLean & Stella Matthews on 18th Oct 1915 in Apsley Narracoorte Herald, 26th Oct 1915, p4
    Warren McLean's notes about Sinclair McLean
    Warren McLean's notes about Sinclair McLean

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] FS BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995, The BRB has a good index for each individual. Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. .

    2. [S-156] FS Dora McLean - ID 1515 - further evidence welcome, Dora's notes are attached to this website.

    3. [S-152] Warren McLean - ID 1506, See notes attached to Sinclair's profile - email to Don Gordon on 27th March 2018.

    4. [S-113] NEWSPAPER TROVE Adelaide Advertiser SA, Page 13 of 9th Oct 1915, Law Courts.

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