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Memorable Manitobans: Donald A. MacLean (1858-?)

Civil servant.

Born at Lake Ainslie, Nova Scotia on 16 November 1858, son of Scottish immigrants Allan and Margaret MacLean, he attended Pictou Academy then, at the age of 22 he went to Manitoba by way of Boston, Massachusetts, intending to join his brothers Lauchlin and William at Poplar Point. Instead, he took a job as a clerk in a general store at Gladstone. The, for a time, he operated a hardware business in partnership with others until 1900 when he was elected county court clerk. He was appointed police magistrate at Gladstone in 1910. On 30 October 1901, he married Christaena MacLennan (?-?) of Ontario and they had three daughters: Margaret Isabel MacLean, Annie Hectorine MacLean, and Justina Winonah MacLean. He was a member of the IOOF.


The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 April 2020

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