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 Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837

William Bacon Smith MCLEAN

William Bacon Smith MCLEAN

Male 1882 -

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  • Name William Bacon Smith MCLEAN  [1
    Born 4 Mar 1882  Milang SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes William Bacon Smith McLean, born 4/3/1882 at Milang, SA.

    Child of the first 'marriage to Mary Frances Smith. When his mother died (1884) his grandmother Smith who was widowed, took him and brought him up in Adelaide from the age of 2 years.

    Married: on 13/10/1914 to Margaret. No details regarding her single name and residence are available. There were no children of the marriage. Her death date is not known.

    He was living with his wife, in company with Donald's second family at Murrayville in the early 1900's.

    Subsequently William and his wife Margaret returned to Adelaide and resided at 44 Balfour Street, Prospect Gardens. William was Station Master of Adelaide Railway Station in the late thirties, early forties. The Donald Henry McLean family used to stay with William and Maggie when they came to Adelaide to play country cricket. They also visited them from time to time in the late fifties and early sixties.

    On one visit to see Will however, they found someone painting his house so asked the neighbour what had happened. The story was not a good one - Will used to play cards with some of the neighbours each week, but on this occasion Maggie told them when they called that Will was sleeping and would not be playing. They thought nothing of it until the following week when they again called to play cards and Maggie gave them the same message. There was now a foul smell about the place so the neighbour called the Police who had to break in. Will had been dead for at least a week. Maggie was taken to Victoria by her relations and put in a home.  [1
    Person ID I-3199  Christina and Donald McLean | John McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2017 

    Father Donald Henry b1854 MCLEAN,   b. 27 Aug 1854, Angas Plains SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1933, Murrayville SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship -1050 
    Mother Mary Frances SMITH,   b. 1855,   d. 30 Nov 1884  (Age 29 years) 
    Relationship -1050 
    Married 6 Apr 1881  Milang SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F-1050  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family M U 
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2017 13:20:11 
    Family ID F-1055  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0281 - Donald Henry McLean's car in 1916.jpg
    0281 - Donald Henry McLean's car in 1916.jpg
    DBB H (I3583)
    M U (I3234)

    STORIES At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] PUBLICATION BRB 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995 copies available, 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-75] BDM SA, 5 Feb 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      BIRTH:1882 MCLEAN,William Bacon Smith father:Donald Henry MCLEAN mother:Mary Francis SMITH Strathalbyn SA RegNo:280/2. Note difference Strathalbyn and Milang as birthplace.
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