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Lachlan Gordon MCLEAN

Lachlan Gordon MCLEAN

Male 1889 - 1969  (80 years)

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  • Name Lachlan Gordon MCLEAN  [1
    Born 8 May 1889  Minyip Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes
    • «b»Lachlan Gordon McLean«/b» born 8/5/1889 at Minyip, Vic.

      Married: Olive Gore Thorne (b. 14/2/1890, Warracknabeal, Vic.)

      History: Lachlan attended Dunmunkle State School. He then worked on the family farm with his father and brothers. Early in 1916 he joined the Army and served in the 4th Machine Gun Squadron in Egypt and Palestine. Both his parents died while he was in the army. After discharge he returned to farming at Boolite and in 1920 married Olive Thorne. Rev. John Tyson conducted the service at the home of Olive's Uncle Fred Burton at Minyip. In 1925 they moved to Culgoa in the Mallee to a farm there. In 1950 he retired to Swan Hill.

      Deaths:
      Lachlan on 30/10/1969 at Swan Hill, Vic. aged 80.
      Olive died at Swan Hill on 29/4/1980 aged 90 years.
      Both are buried in the Swan Hill Cemetery.

      CHILDREN.............................:
    Died 30 Oct 1969  Swan Hill Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Swan Hill Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I-4417  Christina and Donald McLean | Archibald McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2017 

    Father George (Henry) MCLEAN,   b. 15 Aug 1853, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1918, Minyip Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship -1388 
    Mother Sarah Ann MILGATE,   b. 8 Oct 1854, Rowland Flat SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1919, Minyip Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship -1388 
    Family ID F-1388  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Olive Gore THORNE,   b. 14 Feb 1890, Warracknabeal Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1980, Swan Hill Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Children 
     1. IJ M
     2. DM M
     3. P M
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2013 14:05:00 
    Family ID F-1448  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0371 - Lachlan Gordon McLean.jpg
    0371 - Lachlan Gordon McLean.jpg

    Stories
    1995 - Lachlan Gordon McLean & Olive Gore Thorne
    1995 - Lachlan Gordon McLean & Olive Gore Thorne
    Biography as published in the BRB in 1995.

  • 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. .