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 Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837



Yvonne Dawn# MCINTOSH

Yvonne Dawn# MCINTOSH

Female 1930 -  (89 years)

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  • Name Yvonne Dawn# MCINTOSH  [1
    Born 30 Nov 1930  Euroa Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Biography Notes
    • «b»Yvonne Dawn Mclntosh«/b», 4th child of Beryl Salome Wamer, b. 30/11/1930, at Euroa, Vic. Married: Bruce Wilfred Devanny, b. 1/6/1917, Euroa, in the Euroa Methodist Church.

      HISTORY: (Condensed from a long account)
      Yvonne attended school at Castle Creek, until Grade VI then rode her bicycle to Higher Elementary School, at Euroa, until the school bus was introduced. She was keen on sport, developing a love for country life and farming; drafting sheep and helping in the shearing shed. Her mother, Beryl, was often absent caring for sick members of the family. She learned to ride a horse before her years at Benalla High School. She had to board away, and spend weekends at home. it was in 1947, and working at home, when the house was bumt down. Yvonne, searching through the debris and ruins, found her mother's 5 stone diamond "London Bridge" engagement ring, quite unharmed by the intense heat.

      The family lived in a bungalow and the shearing shed until March, 1948. They then took up residence at their main block at Euroa, where she became involved with Cubs, Day Kindergarten, Christian Endeavour and even preached at the local Methodist Church. A temporary clerical job with a local solicitor became a permanent one, until her marriage in 1951 to Bruce Devanney, who on his return from World War ll had to spend 9 months in Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital. She lived then at his Euroa farm and did much of the work while he worked at neighbouring properties to help ease the cash flow.

      Due to war injuries, Bruce suffered much ill health so Yvonne did a wool classing and sheep management course, and was a worker in shearing sheds when women were seldom seen there. She continued to aid Bruée at their own farm also, as well as bringing up 4 children.

      They gradually increased the size of their farm, but sold 1000 acres in 1973, retaining 700 acres to continue taming in a less demanding way, building a new house on this land where they still reside. Yvonne has continued her outside interest (numerous), her hobbies, her gardening, sewing, etc and considers herself greatly blessed.
    Person ID I-3025  Christina and Donald McLean | John McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2018 

    Father Milton Robert MCINTOSH,   b. 9 Sep 1889,   d. 16 Apr 1979  (Age 89 years) 
    Relationship -980 
    Mother Beryl Salome WARNER,   b. 17 Dec 1893, Lawloit Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1963  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship -980 
    Sealed P (LDS) -980  -980 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F-980  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bruce Wilfred DEVANNY,   b. 1 Jun 1917, Euroa Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years) 
    Married Euroa Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • married Methodist Church Euroa Vic
    Children 
     1. Neil DEVANNY,   b. 21 Mar 1953, Euroa Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. David John DEVANNY,   b. 1 Jun 1955  (Age 64 years)  []
     3. Dawn-Maree DEVANNY,   b. 13 Aug 1957, Euroa Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  []
     4. Fay Mary DEVANNY,   b. 7 Jun 1964, Euroa Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  []
    Last Modified 24 Dec 2016 13:46:35 
    Family ID F-992  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0247 - Devanny family in 1995-Devanny, Taylor & Ryan.jpg
    0247 - Devanny family in 1995-Devanny, Taylor & Ryan.jpg

    Stories
    5058 - Yvonne Dawn McIntosh & Bruce Wilfred Devanny
    5058 - Yvonne Dawn McIntosh & Bruce Wilfred Devanny
    John's descendants - 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. .