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Olivia Mary PARKER

Olivia Mary PARKER

Female 1885 - 1955  (70 years)

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  • Name Olivia Mary PARKER  [1
    Nickname Queenie 
    Born 23 May 1885  Collingwood Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Education 30 Jun 1906  Northcote Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Queenie's ALCM registration is listed in VICTORIA GOVERNMENT GAZETTE No.18
    TUESDAY JANUARY 26 1909.
    In Division D page 677. entry reads
    Registration Number 5524
    PARKER, Queenie of Waterloo Road Northcote in Category of MUSIC  
    Education 30 Jun 1906  Melbourne Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Victorian Government Gazette of Registered Teachers (new Act of 1905). stated Queenie had been practising as a teacher prior to the act. But identified her as qualified. SOURCE LJM FROM VIC GOVT GAZETTE. Line entry queenie parker in 1906 
    Marriage/Wedding 26 Jul 1919  Northcote Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Southern Argus Newspaper (ljm)dated 7 August 1919. Married Edwin James McLean grazier of Angas Plains SA (2nd son of John McLean) to elder dau of Benjamin Ernest and Mary Reid Parker (nee Clarke) at Presbytarian Church Victoria. Given away by her father; Benjamin Ernest Parker. Attended by her sister Miss Irene Parker with her cousin as best man was Mr E H Sturkey (ANZAC). Honeymoon was at Healesville, on return to Angas Plain in 5 days. Receiving many costly presents and congratulatory telegrams. Lorna McLean April 2016 
    Biography Notes 2 Aug 1955  Angas Plains SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    NOTES IN FAMILY BIBLE signed by Benjamin McLean after a long illness I was nursing her for some considable time before 12mos perhaps longer I cant recall now. She was in hospital about 20 mos after my years of caring alone in their last years with no assistance of brothers and sister. Dated Jan 5 1990  
    Name early childhood  Melbourne Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Queenie was so named because she was an avid royalty collector of any nick nacks and literature of any sort. Never swayed from her strong interest in royalty. source mum; joan natalie mclean. Lorna Joan McLean b1955 
    Died 2 Aug 1955  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    • Death; nursed by her dad Benjamin McLean for several years: amid a new wife and family, Olivia was admitted to General Hospital Strathalbyn SA the week before she passed away. In fact I the author of this was born 6 weeks after her passing away. With two little ones already, Edwin and Jenny (sick all the time since birth 18mos before) would have been a handful for both my mother 8 months pregnant, 2 little ones (one sick) and a husband doing the work on the farm and helping where he could.
      author Lorna McLean; third born to Benjamin and Joan Mclean 1955
    Buried 3 Aug 1955  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Lorna McLean has procured the Death Regisration Certificate for Queenie (Olivia McLean (nee Parker)-(my paternal great grandmother) from Adelaide BDM office in 2016.

      Across top reads: Certificate Code No 56. Dated 1955. No. 8 in the District of Mount Barker 4304.

      Usual Residence; Angas Plains. SA

      DODeath: Strathalbyn 02.08.1955 (in Strathalbyn District Hospital as told to me by my father Benjamin Earnest McLean as he took her there a week before she passed having nursed her for some 6 years)

      Certificate States:

      She was born in Melbourne Victoria

      Age at marriage: 34 yoa with 3 issue (Dad of course, the youngest, Alf Parker McLean, and Jack)

      DOBurial=3 Aug 1955 at Strathalbyn Cemetery.
    Person ID I-3846  Christina and Donald McLean | John McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2017 

    Father Benjamin Ernest PARKER,   b. 25 Jun 1859, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1943, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship -2551 
    Mother Mary Reid CLARKE,   b. 8 Mar 1864, Melbourne Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1940, Angas Plains SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship -2551 
    Married 1 Jul 1884  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Family ID F-2551  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edwin James b1871 MCLEAN,   b. 16 Oct 1871, Angas Plains SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1950, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 26 Jul 1919  Melbourne Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • "McLean family bible was originally given by Mary Stacey to Mrs Edwin James McLean (Adelaide Hull-"Addie")...(currently in custodianship of Edwin James McLean [Albany WA] in 2016) are copies of several pages of (unknown which newspaper-clippings). We know by family memories [FM] of Joan Natalie McLean that first Addie then Queenie compiled most of the following. One such clipping reads:MARRIAGE: MCLEAN-PARKER-On Saturday, 26th July 1919 at the Presbyterian church, Northcote,Victoria, by the Rev. W. R. Rock., Edwin James McLean, angas Plains, SA to Olivia Mary (Queenie), elder dau of Mr and Mrs B E Parker, Waterloo Road, Angas Plains, "Waterloo",SA

      1944: MCLEAN-PARKER Mr and Mrs E J Mclean Maplemore Angas Plains SA annoince the 25th wedding anniversary, solemnised on July26, 1919 at Northcote, Victoria, Presbytarian Church, by Rev Robert W Rock.

      Lastly:Mr B E Parker who die dat Strathalbyn recently at the age of 83 years, after a short illness, was for many years an esteemed worker in the firm of Trodels, printers, Melbourne (work reference in all media). After retiring from the firm, he and his wife lived at Murray Bridge SA for several years with his dau, Mrs H Fordham. After her death, Mr and Mrs Parker made their home with thier only remining child Mrs E J Mclean of Angas Plains. Mrs Parker predeceased her husband in 1940. In this younger days Mr Parker was a tenor singer in the Scots Church choir. He often also accompanied his dau Olivia Mary (queenie) Parker for community entertainment.
    Occupation Musician and music teacher 
    • Associate of the London College of Music
    Children 
     1. Alfred Parker (Alf) MCLEAN,   b. 5 May 1920, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1998, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  []
     2. John Sherwood MCLEAN,   b. 21 Oct 1921, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 2007, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  []
     3. Benjamin Ernest MCLEAN,   b. 18 Nov 1925, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 2009, Albany WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  []
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2017 15:43:32 
    Family ID F-1261  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Three gens jack olivia-queenie g mother parker c1922 source jnm 2016 2016-02-27 001.jpg
    Three gens jack olivia-queenie g mother parker c1922 source jnm 2016 2016-02-27 001.jpg
    "Maplemore Farm", Angas Plains SA Olivia Parker, mother Mary Reid Clarke, and in pram week old Jack Sheridan McLean
    0325 - Olivia McLean (nee Parker), 2nd wife of Edwin (Ted) McLean always respectfully called Queenie.jpg
    0325 - Olivia McLean (nee Parker), 2nd wife of Edwin (Ted) McLean always respectfully called Queenie.jpg
    Edwin James McLean and Olivia Mary Parker (2nd wife_ mother to Alfred, Benjamin and Jack
    Edwin James McLean and Olivia Mary Parker (2nd wife_ mother to Alfred, Benjamin and Jack
    Wedding Invitation-Edwin James and Olivia (Queenie) Parker 26 Jul 1919 Northcote SA
    Wedding Invitation-Edwin James and Olivia (Queenie) Parker 26 Jul 1919 Northcote SA

    Documents

    BDM Death Olivia Mary McLean, nee Parker died 2nd Aug 1955 in Strathalbyn.pdf

    BDM BIRTH Benjamin Ernest McLean born on 18th Nov 1925 at Adelaide to Edwin James McLean and Olivia Mary, nee Parker.pdf

    BDM Marriage Edwin James McLean and Olivia Mary Parker married on 26th July 1919 Collingwood Vic.pdf
    Queenie 1910 Autograph album cover
    Queenie 1910 Autograph album cover
    BDM - Marriage Edwin James McLEAN & Olivia Mary PARKER on 26th July 1919 in Northcote Vic
    BDM - Marriage Edwin James McLEAN & Olivia Mary PARKER on 26th July 1919 in Northcote Vic

    BDM BIRTH Olivia Mary Parker born 23rd May 1885 in Collingwood to Benjamin Parker & Mary Clarke Parker, nee Reid.pdf
    Autograph Album 1910-Queenie Mclean nee Parker's father Benjamin
    Autograph Album 1910-Queenie Mclean nee Parker's father Benjamin
    Handwritten by Queenies father, Benjamin Parker...Theres so much good in the worst of us and so much bad in the best of us, that it does not behove any one of us, to talk about the rest of us. 20/12/1908 B E Parker

    AUTOGRAPH album 1910. Lizzie wrote "I live for those who love me; For those who know me true, For all that linger round me: and the good that I can do. Lizzie F. Mclean Chapel St Strathalbyn"
    McLean Family Bible-bought and paid for 17 Mar 1835. Two years prior to Australian arrival.
    McLean Family Bible-bought and paid for 17 Mar 1835. Two years prior to Australian arrival.

    Headstones
    HS STRATH MCLEAN,Edwin James, Olivia Mary (Queenie), Lorna Edith
    HS STRATH MCLEAN,Edwin James, Olivia Mary (Queenie), Lorna Edith

    Stories
    1995 - Alfred John McLean & Edwin James McLean & Marie Alwena Elizabeth Berndt & Adelaide Rose Hull & Olivia Mary Parker
    1995 - Alfred John McLean & Edwin James McLean & Marie Alwena Elizabeth Berndt & Adelaide Rose Hull & Olivia Mary Parker
    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-25] Government Gazette of Victoria No18 of 1909, Teachers and Schols Registration Board Education Office Melbourne 25.01.1909, (Government Gazette; Melbourne), 677, 1 Jul 2016.
      Lorna McLean found this online at State Alexander Library

    3. [B-DM CERTIFICATE] Page 4304 (Reliability: 3).
      Complete Death Certificate; Senility, Paralysis Agitans (stroke) x 6 yrs
      Usual residence Angas Plains
      Lived at Maplemore, 6 years complete care by youngest son Benjamin Earnest McLean and hospitalisation a few days prior to passing. Source daughter; ljm

    4. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au, 31 Jan 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      MARRIAGE:1884 Reg No: 139/1248 groom:PARKER Benjamin Ernest, bride:REID,Mary Clarke at Adelaide SA
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    5. [S-24] http//:findmypast.com.au, http://search.findmypast.com.au/record?id=anz%2fau%2fsa%2fbmd%2fm%2f0000084226%2f2, 9 Feb 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      MARRIAGE:1 Jul 1884 Reg No: 139/1248 groom:PARKER Benjamin Ernest, bride:REID,Mary Clarke at Wesleyan Parsonage Hutt St Adelaide SA born 1859 FATHER OF BRIDE WILLIAM REID, RECORD SET:South Australia Marriages 1842-1937
      This also matches the genealogysa website information.

    6. [S-11] BDM certificate - sighted and attached , Certificate original numbered 79 in the year 1844 in District of Adelaide , 8 Dec 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Witnesses signed names in nib ink. Isabel ? possibly Rofus, no trade/calling entry, residence Hackney SA, the second witness signed name in nib ink. Henry John ? Guio? of Kent Town.
      No location on certificate for bride and groom to sign. Just two locations for the name to be entered. Brides father William Reid, Grooms father William Parker. Grooms trade is entered as 'compositor' Celebrated at Wesleyan Parsonage Hutt Street Adelaide SA 1 Jul 18944

    7. [S-11] BDM certificate - sighted and attached .