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Alexander James MCLEAN

Alexander James MCLEAN

Male 1919 - 1976  (57 years)

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  • Name Alexander James MCLEAN  [1
    Nickname Jim 
    Born 8 Mar 1919  Beachport SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes
    • «b»Alexander James (Jim) McLean«/b» born 8/3/1919 at Beachport S.A. 3rd child of Archie and Grace (nee Jones) McLean.
      Married twice : 1st during W.W.2 while sewing with the RAAF in England - to «b»Margaret Blyth«/b» of Forrd, Northumberland at Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumberland. She came to Australia as a war bride.
      Death: by accidental electrocution on 28/12/1956. interred at Darwin, N.T. She left 3 children.
      2nd Marriage: to «b»Betty Price (b. Hackham) nee Perry«/b» and widow of John Price of Pt Noarlunga, S.A. who had children Robert John and Margaret Ann Price. They married at the Catholic church in Sturt SA.

      On return from overseas, Jim had done gold mining then joined the Northern Territory Police Force. Due to war related illness he took early retirement and came south.
      He did bar work at Adelaide and moved to Christies Beach.
      Death: at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on 5/10/1976 aged 57 (of a brain tumour). Interred at the Military Section Centennial Park.
      His wife Betty, now Mrs Russ, having taken the name of her late partner of 12 years, Murray Russ, and resided at Tumby Bay, S.A., is now of Christies Beach, S.A.
    Cause of death Brain tumour  [1
    Died 5 Oct 1976  Woodville SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • DEATH: Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woodville SA
    Buried Centennial Park SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • burial Military Section, Centennial Park SA
    Person ID I-2414  Christina and Donald McLean | Ewen (Hugh the elder) McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2018 

    Father Archibald MCLEAN,   b. 4 Jul 1883, Kingston SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1965, Noarlunga SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship -790 
    Mother Grace Estelle JONES,   d. 25 Oct 1970, Victor Harbour SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship -790 
    Married Mt Gambier SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage/Wedding Officiated : Rev David Alexander Souter
    Witnesses : Bridgeland and D S Wilson 
    Family ID F-790  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret BLYTH,   d. 28 Dec 1956 
    Children 
     1. KM M
     2. RL M
     3. JA M
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2016 01:34:27 
    Family ID F-797  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Betty PERRY,   b. Yes, Date Unknown 
    Married Sturt SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2017 12:46:50 
    Family ID F-798  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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. .