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Memorable Manitobans: Mary Hamilton McLean (1870-?)

Farmer.

Born at Stratford, Ontario, a daughter of Robert and Florentine Hamilton, she was educated at Stratford and came to Manitoba at the age of 12, continuing her studies at Rossburn. She received a teacher’s certificate then she taught school for three years. On 9 January 1889, she married Scottish immigrant Neil McLean (c1852-1907) at Shoal Lake. They had eight children: Mary Florentine McLean (b 1889), Hector St. Clair McLean (b 1891), Robert Hamilton McLean (b 1893), Lillian Amelia McLean (b 1896), Marion McLean, Ada May Bessie McLean (b 1900), John McLean, and Gordon McLean. Her husband died in 1907 and she took over management of the 640-acre family farm in Township 17, Range 23 and Township 18, Range 24 near Shoal Lake.

Sources:

Birth, marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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: 24 May 2010

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