Donald (Donnie) MacLean (1903 - 1965)

Born: Donald MacLean | Nickname: Donnie
B: 11 November 1903 at Cairn Cottage, Gairloch, Ross-shire, Scotland
D: 31 March 1965 at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen Northern District, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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Biography

According to the recollection of a family member: Donnie was "a stocky figure with a very friendly disposition. By all accounts he was very gregarious as a young man - one of the boys - and you got the impression that his marriage to Mary, settled him down to a busy, meaningful life". Donald was author's maternal grandfather.

Partners and children

Partner of Mary McCombie Moggach (1902 - 1998) and father of:

Life events

Date Age Event and location Note
11 Nov 1903 - Birth
Cairn Cottage, Gairloch, Ross-shire, Scotland
1
about 1937 33 Occupation: General merchant
Strath, Gairloch, Ross-shire, Scotland
2
24 Jan 1941 37 Birth of son, Alasdair Murdo MacLean
Tighnabruaich, Strath, Gairloch, Ross-shire, Scotland
3
31 Jul 1942 38 Birth of daughter, Elizabeth Ann MacLean
Cairn Cottage, Gairloch, Ross-shire, Scotland
4
about 1948 44 Occupation: General merchant
Auchtercairn, Gairloch, Ross-shire, Scotland
5
31 Mar 1965 61 Death
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen Northern District, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
6
Apr 1965   Burial
Gairloch New Cemetery, Gairloch, Ross-shire, Scotland
7

Footnotes

  1. Birth record on ScotlandsPeople: MACLEAN, DONALD; sex: M; born: 1903; ref: 066/2 32 Gairloch Southern.
  2. According to the recollection of a distant relative Donald took-over the tenancy of "The Bakery" in Strath when the proprietor died, until his young sons were old enough to take over the business.
  3. Birth record on ScotlandsPeople: MACLEAN, ALASDAIR M; sex: M; born: 1941; ref: 066/2 2 Gairloch Southern.
  4. Birth record on ScotlandsPeople: MACLEAN, ELIZABETH ANN; sex: F; born: 1942; ref: 066/2 15 Gairloch Southern
  5. According to the recollection of a distant relative, Donald moved from his shop in Strath, Gairloch to a general store in Auchtercairn, Gairloch. This shop would later become known locally as "The Wildcat".
  6. ScotlandsPeople: MACLEAN, DONALD; age: 61; died: 1965; ref: 168/1 335 Aberdeen Northern District.
  7. Gravestone inscription: "MACLEAN / In loving memory of / DONNIE / who died 31st March 1965 / Also his wife / MARY MOGGACH / who died 22nd January 1998 / aged 95 years / and their son / ALASDAIR MURDO / who died 28th August 1996 / aged 55 years". | Source: Grave-marker was photographed by the author and added to findagrave.com website at https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/197037812.