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Lindsay Donald MCLEAN

Lindsay Donald MCLEAN

Male 1899 - 1960  (61 years)

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  • Name Lindsay Donald MCLEAN  [1
    Born 18 Apr 1899  Beulah Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes
    • «b»Lindsay Donald McLean«/b» born 18/4/1899 at Beulah West, Victoria, the 10th child of the 12 of Charles (Soward) McLean and Maria (nee Kruger) of Kongorong, S.A.

      Married: «b»Mary Janet Chant«/b» (b. 22/6/1906) called "Madie".

      After their marriage Lindsay worked on a wheat properly out from Murray Bridge and then share farmed for 2 years at Brinkley in the same area. Lindsay won a cup for his wheat crop at this time. They had good seasons and in 1928 bought a new A Model Ford car.

      When the depression struck in 1929 they had to leave Brinkley and couldn't get other work and ended up losing everything as the depression deepened. They retumed to Kongorong and lived with Lindsay's parents for a time and eventually Lindsay got work with one of the Government schemes of the day.

      They moved to Mount Schank about 1935 and then to Allendale East about 1940. In 1943 they moved to German Creek (Kongorong) and worked for Jim Chant, Madie's father. In 1946 the property was divided among the family and Lindsay and Madie took over a portion of the eastern end ol the property and continued to work part of it till Lindsay died in 1960.

      In 1953 they bought the property known as "Louden Hill" in the OB. Flat district. This was a dairy farm and Bruce, one of their sons, started the "Louden Hill" Holstein Freisian Stud there. The property was sold about 1963.
      Deaths:
      Lindsay McLean on 10/9/1960 aged 61 years.
      "Madie" died on 1/9/1969 aged 63 years. Both interred at Mt Gambler.

      CHILDREN (7) ....................................:
    Died 10 Sep 1960  Mt Gambier SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Mt Gambier SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I-4902  Christina and Donald McLean | Archibald McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2018 

    Father Charles Soward MCLEAN,   b. 2 Mar 1859, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1952, Mt Gambier SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Relationship -1467 
    Mother Maria Elizabeth KRUGER,   b. 29 Jun 1864, Linlithgow Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1945, Kongorong SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship -1467 
    Married 28 Feb 1884  Murtoa Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • St George's Lutheran Church, Murtoa, Vic
    Family ID F-1467  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Janet (Madie) CHANT,   b. 22 Jun 1906,   d. 1 Sep 1969  (Age 63 years) 
    Children 
     1. VL M
     2. LE M
     3. Donald James MCLEAN,   b. 2 Aug 1930,   d. 1 Feb 1950  (Age 19 years)
     4. Brian Maxwell MCLEAN,   b. 29 Jul 1932,   d. 23 Dec 1949  (Age 17 years)
     5. RB M
     6. EJ M
     7. JG M
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2013 23:28:00 
    Family ID F-1596  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0406 - Lindsay & Mary McLean, nee Chant.jpg
    0406 - Lindsay & Mary McLean, nee Chant.jpg
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

    Stories
    1995 - Lindsay Donald McLean & Mary (Madie) Janet Chant
    1995 - Lindsay Donald McLean & Mary (Madie) Janet Chant
    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. .

    2. [S-148] FS Dianne Facey - ID 4624 - further evidence welcome, Worksheet 26 on 3rd March 2018 - inputted by Don Gordon on 8th March 2018.
      Details provided by Dianne are held in the records of the C&D McLean Committee. These records are accessible via 'Contact us' on the homepage and will eventually be available at the Strathalbyn NTSA.

    3. [S-60] http://graememoad.com/Family/WC182/WC182_227.HTM, 5 Dec 2016.
      Offers a marriage date and location which were blank.
      Researcher Lorna McLean 05.12.2016