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William John Hugh MCLEAN

William John Hugh MCLEAN

Male 1876 - 1889  (12 years)

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  • Name William John Hugh MCLEAN  [1
    Nickname Willie 
    Born 31 Mar 1876  Kingston SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes William (Willie) John Hugh McLean, born 31/3/1876, at Kingston, S.A. He died there tragically aged 12 years on 2/2/1889. An account of the fatal accident, but without any names given, was printed in the "Border Watch" Mount Gambler newspaper of 6/2/1889 under the heading "Personal, Kingston".

    "February - an accident of a most terrible nature today, (error it was 4 days earlier) on the jetty to a little boy of about 13 years of age, which resulted in his death in the course of a few hours. It appears that the lad was looking after the truck brake for his father, who was shunting up coal for the steamship "Emu" for the use of the railway and by some means got under the wheels. Injuries were of a frightful nature, the lower part of the body and one hand being literally torn and crushed, to such an extent as to all chances of saving the lad's life was next to hopeless. Dr Holmes was prompt in attending, and decided to amputate the leg at the thigh, and take off the torn Willing hands gave all the assistance in their power, and the operation was successfully performed in the goods shed, but to no avail. Death took place about 5 o'clock, 4 hours after the accident. Not many months have elapsed, since an uncle of the boy fell off the jetty, and his body was not discovered until it had been partly eaten by sharks. Other accidents of a serious nature at the jetty are continually taking place, and point to the necessity of providing a suitable building, where such cases could be properly attended to until they were sent to hospital. Willie was buried at the Kingston cemetery.

    The shark eaten uncle was William Mclntyre, a brother of Maryanne, and not just a few months earlier, but about 6 years before in 1882!  [1
    Died 2 Feb 1889  Kingston SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I-2330  Christina and Donald McLean | Ewen (Hugh the elder) McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2017 

    Father Hughie MCLEAN,   b. 21 Mar 1850, Tailem Bend SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1913, Parrakie SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship -765 
    Mother Mary Ann MCINTYRE,   b. 1854, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1927, Kingston SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship -765 
    Married 1874  Robe SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F-765  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    0188 - William John Hugh 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-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au, https://www.genealogysa.org.au/index.php?option=com_search&Itemid=32, 26 Jul 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      MARRIED,1874 RegNo:100/200 groom:MCLEAN,Hugh bride:MCINTYRE,Mary Ann at district of Robe SA