Flora McKinnon1,2

#305, (1832 - 1924)
FatherAngus McKinnon1 (bt 1792 - 1796 - 1882)
MotherMary McFadyen1 (bt 1798 - 1805 - 1889)
RelationshipDaughter of Angus McKinnon
ChartsAngus McKinnon & Mary McFadyen's children & grandchildren
Angus McKinnon & Mary McFadyen - 5 generations of descendants
Hector McLean & Mary McGillivray's children & grandchildren
Hector McLean & Mary McGillivray - 5 generations of descendants
Ancestors of Isabella McLean Inkster (my great grandmother)
Flora McKinnon McLean
1832 - 1924

Children of Flora McKinnon and John McLean

Life Events

BaptismFlora McKinnon was baptized on 1 Mar 1832 in Kilfinichen & Kilvickeon, Argyll. Her parents were Angus McKinnon and Mary Macfadain, residents of Gribun in Kilfinichen.1 
(with Parents) 1841 CensusFlora appeared on the 1841 Census of Kilfinichen & Kilvicheon, Argyllshire in the household of her parents. She was 9 and born in the county. Flora had two older and three younger siblings and their father was a farmer.3 
(with parents) ImmigrationShe immigrated with her parents from Mull in Argyll, Scotland to Vaughan Township in York County, Ontario, Canada in 1849.4
 
MarriageShe married John McLean, son of Hector McLean and Mary McGillvra, circa 1850.5
 
1851/2 CensusJohn and Flora McLean appeared on the 1852 Census of Vaughan Township, York County, Ontario, enumerated Jan 1852. John was age 30 next birthday, a farmer, born in Canada, Kirk of Scotland. Flora was age 20 next birthday, born in Canada [ditto from line above] and Kirk of Scotland. They lived with their son Duncan in a one story log house with John's parents. Living nearby were Flora's parents.6 
1861 CensusJohn and Flora McLean appeared on the 1861 Census of Vaughan Township, York County, Ontario. John was a labourer, born in Upper Canada, Church of Scotland, age 40, and married. Flora was born in Scotland, Church of Scotland, age 27 and married. Their children were Duncan (9), Mary (7), Angus (5), Hector (5), and Laughlin (3). The family lived in a 1 story log house. They owned 2 cows and 4 sheep valued at $52.7 
1871 CensusJohn and Flora appeared on the 1871 Census of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario. John was 48, born in Ontario, Church of Scotland, Scotch origin, farmer and married. Flora was 35, born in Scotland, C Presbyterian, Scotch origin, married, and unable to write. With them were Duncan (18), Mary (17), Hector (14), Angus (14), Lachlan (12), Christy (9), Cathrine (7), Archibald (5), and Christy Bella (3).8 
Research Note Although Christy, age 9, is with John & Flora McLean in the 1871 census, she is probably not their daughter. They have a daughter named Christina born circa 1868, shortly after this Christy. One possibility is that she is a daughter of John's widowed brother Hugh. 
1881 CensusJohn and Flora McLean appeared on the 1881 Census of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario. John was 59, born in Ontario, C Presbyterian, Scotch origin, and a farmer. Flora was 48, born Scotland, C Presbyterian, of Scotch origin. Their children at home were Hector (25, laborer), Angus (25, clerk), Lochlon (23, laborer), Catherine (18), Christiana (12), John (9), Flora (6), Alexander (4), and Isabella (1). [The image was very faint so much of the information is taken from the LDS transcription]9 
(Mentioned) ObituaryShe was mentioned in Mary McKinnon's 1889 obituary as daughter Mrs. McLean of Bruce.4
Mary (McFadyen) McKinnon
obituary, 1889
1891 CensusJohn and Flora appeared on the 1891 Census of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario. John was age 68, born in Ontario, Canada Presbyterian, parents born in Scotland, with occupation farm labor. Flora was John's wife, 58, born Scotland, parents born Scotland, and Canada Presbyterian. She could not read or write. The family lived in a two story wooden house with 7 rooms. Their children were Christy (21), John (19), Flora (17), Alexander (13), and Isabella (11).10 
(Witness) Marriage Flora McKinnon possibly witnessed the marriage of James Harvey Inkster and her daughter Isabella McLean on 6 Apr 1898 in Underwood, Bruce County, Ontario. She was recorded as Flora McLean of Underwood, so the witness could have been Bella's mother or sister.11 
(Other) 1901 CensusFlora McLean appeared on the 1901 Census of Port Elgin, Bruce County, Ontario, in the household of her son-in-law James and her daughter Mary McQuarrie. She was 68, born 1 March 1833 in Scotland, immigrated in 1882, and was married [although her husband was not there]. Flora could read, write, and speak English.12 
(Mentioned) ObituaryShe was mentioned (but not by name) in Duncan McLean's 1902 obituary as his mother living in Bruce county, Ontario.13
Duncan McLean obituary
(Winnipeg) Morning Telegram
1911 CensusFlora appeared on the 1911 Census of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario. She was living with her youngest daughter, Isabella and husband Harvey Inkster. Flora was a widow, born 1832 in Scotland, age 78, immigrated in 1849, of Scotch origin, Canadian, Presbyterian, and reads/writes/speaks English.14 
Photograph15
Flora McKinnon McLean
unknown date and place
Research Note Perhaps the above photograph was taken when she was out west (see 1916 census) since the copy came from descendants of her son in Saskatchewan. 
(Other) 1916 CensusFlora McLean appeared on the 1916 Census of Red Deer, Alberta, in the household of her son-in-law and daughter John and Tena Malcolm. Flora was listed as John's mother-in-law, 84 years old, a widow, born in Scotland, Presbyterian, immigrated in 1850, and was of Scotch origin.16 
DeathFlora died on 5 May 1924 in 87 Grenadier Rd, Toronto, York County, Ontario.
Information from registration: Scotch, widow, age 9[3], born Scotland Apr 10? 1829, Lady, 10 mths at place of death, 70 yrs in Ontario, father Angus McKinon born Scotland, mother not named born Scotland, informant son Angus McLean 87 Grenadier Rd, burial Port Elgin Ont 7 May, death was registered 6th May.17
Flora McLean
Death Certificate
ObituaryHer obituary was published in May 1924. Flora had a lengthy obituary which stated that at her death 4 of 13 children survive. She had 65 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Two of 15 grandchildren who served in the war paid the supreme sacrifice.
Click here to read a transcription of the obituary.18
Item. Fifteen grandchildren served in Great War and two did not survive. Found so far:
1. Percival Stuart McLean (Angus)
2. George Albert McLean (Angus) killed 1917
3. Donald Fraser McQuarrie (Mary)
4. Robert James McQuarrie (Mary)
5. Roy Andrew Malcolm (Christina)
6. Clifford John Malcolm (Christina)
7. John Herbert Inkster (Bella)
8. Harold Edgar Simpson (Catherine)
9. John Frederick Simpson (Catherine)
10. William Alexander Simpson (Catherine)
11. Leslie Howard Simpson (Catherine)
12. Albert Edward Simpson (Catherine)
13. Kenneth McLean (Hector). 
Last Edited9 Sep 2013

Citations

  1. Microfilm of the Old Parochial Register of Kilfinichen and Kilvickeon, Argyllshire, 1804-1854 (Family History Library, 1041079), 102388 is another filming.
  2. Province of Ontario Marriage Registers: Inkster/McLean, #003237-98, Family History Library.
  3. 1841 Census for Argyll, Scotland (Family History Library, microfilm), The primary occupations are farmer, crofter, ag lab, cotter, servant. Almost everyone is born in the county. Dozens of residents (male and female) are reported to be in service in the south. There is evidence of widespread destitution. "a great portion of this district has of late been laid out as sheep walks which was formerly thickly inhabited by small farmers -- the most of whom are now poor cotters wherever they could find houses and destitute of means to defray their expenses to the Colonies particularly to Canada where they would in general expect to meet Friends who would render them assistance.", Kilfinichen & Kilvicheon, District 10, page 2, house 8.
  4. Obituary of Mary McKinnon in Unknown newspaper, 1889 (J Kolthammer, photocopy (no source)).
  5. Microfilm of the Church Register of York County Maple Presbyterian Church register (also known as St. Andrews and St. Pauls), 1829-1912 (Family History Library, 0207904), children's baptisms.
  6. Online image of the 1851/52 Census for Canada (Library and Archives Canada, http://www.collectionscanada.ca/02/020122_e.html), York County (42), Vaughan (401), page 221.
  7. 1861 Census for Ontario "York County, Vaughan Tp (474), page 101."
  8. 1871 Census for Canada "Ontario, North Bruce (28), Bruce Tp (a-2), page 51."
  9. Online image of the 1881 Census for Canada (viewed at Ancestry.com), Ontario, Bruce North (177), a-1, page 6.
  10. Online image of the 1891 Census for Canada (viewed at Ancestry.com), Ontario, Bruce West (53), Bruce Township (a-2), page 45.
  11. Marriage Registrations of Ontario, 1857-1928. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Inkster/McLean, #003237-98.
  12. Online image of the 1901 Census for Canada (Library and Archives Canada, http://www.collectionscanada.ca/02/020122_e.html), Bruce W (50), Port Elgin (g-1), page 1, line 24.
  13. Obituary of Duncan McLean in Morning Telegram (Winnipeg, Manitoba), 5 August 1902. image online at Manitobia Life and Times, at the Manitoba Archives site.
  14. Online image of the 1911 Census for Canada (Library and Archives Canada, http://www.collectionscanada.ca/02/020122_e.html), 59 Bruce North, sd 4, ed 2, page 8.
  15. E-mails from Allison McLean to J Kolthammer, beginning July 2010.
  16. Online image of the 1916 Census for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta (Ancestry.ca), Alberta, District Red Deer City, Subdistrict 14, ED 41, Page 40.
  17. Death Registrations of Ontario, 1869-1938. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. Flora McLean, #003372-24 [image difficult to read].
  18. Obituary of Mrs. John McLean in unknown Bruce County, Ontario newspaper, May 1924 (J Kolthammer, clipping).
  19. Microfilm of the Church Register of York County Maple Presbyterian Church register (also known as St. Andrews and St. Pauls), 1829-1912 (Family History Library, 0207904).
  20. Marriage Registrations of Ontario, 1857-1928. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. McLean/Schell, #001304-80.
  21. Marriage Registrations of Ontario, 1857-1928. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. McQuarrie/McLean, #002238-74.
  22. Marriage Registrations of Ontario, 1857-1928. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. McLean/McKay, #001585-87.
  23. Microfilm of the Church Register of York County Maple Presbyterian Church register (also known as St. Andrews and St. Pauls), 1829-1912 (Family History Library, 0207904), entire family in one record.
  24. Ontario Genealogical Society. Bruce & Grey Branch, Cemetery Inscriptions of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario (Port Elgin, Ontario: OGS).
  25. Marriage certificate of John Simpson and Catherine McLean, married 5 February 1884 in the Province of Manitoba, Certificate #1884,001550.
  26. Ontario Genealogical Society. Bruce & Grey Branch, Cemetery Inscriptions of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario (Port Elgin, Ontario: OGS), Queen Hill, Lot 18, Con 14.
  27. Obituary of John Archibald McLean in unidentified Bruce County newspaper, 5 June 1947. Transcription from Betty McKinnon, Kincardine.
  28. Marriage certificate of William Simpson and Flora McLean, married 25 October 1899 in the Province of Manitoba, Certificate #28-09-336473.