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John James Frazer MCLEAN

John James Frazer MCLEAN

Male 1868 - 1938  (69 years)

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  • Name John James Frazer MCLEAN  [1
    Nickname Jack 
    Born 1 Aug 1868  [1
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes
    • Unmarried. Moved to Westem Australia during the gold rush of the 1890s. There is a photocopy of a photograph of him taken in middle age, amongst the McLean collection and also a print of the picture of his grave at Merredin, W.A.

      DEATH: at hospital, Merredin on 23/2/1938 aged 69 years.

      HISTORY: Frazer, also called John or Jack corresponded with his sister Mrs Keough & her family at Strathalbyn.

      A post card from Stanley Keough survives: "Dear Uncle Jack - I received your pretty card and like it very much. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - with love from Stanley." The card is undated but a 12 shows in the faint post mark, indicating 1912.

      A West Australian relative has written the following without giving her name:

      "John (Frazer) is remembered by his visits to his sister's (Elizabeth Ann Johnston) family. He searched for gold during the gold rush, settling in Merredin district where he worked as a farm hand until his death.

      On one of his visits to his family he gave Clover & Heather celluloid dolls. These were then passed down to their own daughters. My parents were transferred to Merredin when I was twelve and I knew that John was buried in the old Merredin cemetery so I enquired at the shire about his grave but as it had no headstone didn't feel that I had found it.

      As I worked at the Merredin Hospital before my marriage (as a clerk), l had the opportunity to check the records of both John & my grandmother who had both died there. I was surprised to that they had both died in exactly the same room, some ten years apart. Last year I returned to Merredin and found his unmarked grave and have placed a ceramic tile that I had painted for him."PL

      lncidently the Stanley Keough post card is addressed to Mr J. F. McLean, Lance Wood Line, W.A. where he must have been working in 1912.
    Occupation c1930  Merredin WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farm hand 
    Occupation c1930  Merredin WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gold digger 
    Died 23 Feb 1938  Merredin WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • DEATH MERREDIN DISTRICT HOSPITAL WA
    Buried Merredin WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I-5596  Christina and Donald McLean | Ewen (Hugh the younger) McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2016 

    Father Ewen (Hugh the younger) MCLEAN,   b. 26 May 1836, Kilmallie Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1921, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Margaret TANNAHILL,   b. 15 Sep 1839, Paisley Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1891  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1862  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F-1740  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0628 - John James Frazer McLean.jpg
    0628 - John James Frazer McLean.jpg
    The date 1865 is his date of birth rather then the date the photo was taken.

    Stories
    1995 - John James Frazer McLean
    1995 - John James Frazer McLean
    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-54] FM Pat Long-nee Loder, Interview Lorna McLean, c2015.
      Offered family memories (FM) of "Jack"

    3. [S-18] PUBLICATION Edwin Maclean's genealogy, Spouse of person 14-xi.