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Alen MCLEAN

Alen MCLEAN

Male 1892 - 1945  (52 years)

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  • Name Alen MCLEAN  [1
    Born 6 Aug 1892  [1
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes
    • Was born on 6/8/1892, believed at his maternal grandmother's (Mrs Potter) farm at Meadows, S.A.

      His daughter Mary Benton has a photograph of Alen and his mother and one of J.S.D. and also has the latter's silver Christening mug engraved with his name.

      Alen was educated at Meadows, possibly at the Knotts Hill School for which his Aunt Anne's (nee Beaber) husband George Oakley donated the land.

      Alen received a small King James Bible from the Knott's Hill Methodist Sunday School in November 1902 and another award on 15/2/1903.

      From Meadows he went to Adelaide to drive horse drawn trams but left this to go north, gold mining, then to Port Pirie to work at Forgan's Foundry. His interests when 'young were cricket, football and cycle racing. Port Pirie was to remain his place of residence. He did not marry until the age of 41.

      Marriage: at the Catholic Church Spalding, SA. to Margaret Cecilia Browne.
      Deaths:
      Alen in his 52nd year on 26/7/1945 at Port Pirie.
      Margaret Cecilia McLean on 25/8/1985 at Burra, S.A.
      Both interred at Pt Pirie.
    Died 26 Jul 1945  Port Pirie SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Port Pirie SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I-2299  Christina and Donald McLean | Allan McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 10 May 2016 

    Father John Stuart Duncan MCLEAN,   b. 12 Jul 1865, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1926  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Susannah Mary BEABER,   b. 8 Nov 1867, Willaston SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1939  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 30 Aug 1887  [2
    Divorced
    • There is a mystery that has so far failed to be untangled, as both Susannah Mary and J.S.D. remarried during the lifetime of each other. Divorce was difficult to obtain last century and quite rare yet there must have been one as they both married again.
    Family ID F-750  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Cecilia BROWNE,   d. 25 Aug 1985, Burra SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Spalding SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • married; Catholic Church Spalding SA
    Children 
     1. MH M
     2. CA M
     3. JP M
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2016 04:40:40 
    Family ID F-755  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0181 - Alen McLean & Margaret - and other at picnic.jpg
    0181 - Alen McLean & Margaret - and other at picnic.jpg
    0179 - Alen McLean & wife Margaret (nee Browne) in 1934.jpg
    0179 - Alen McLean & wife Margaret (nee Browne) in 1934.jpg
    0177 - Sussanah Mary McLean & son Alen McLean - wife & son of JSD McLean .jpg
    0177 - Sussanah Mary McLean & son Alen McLean - wife & son of JSD McLean .jpg

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