- Born: 28 Mar 1856-28 Mar 1857, Ullapool, Ross Shire, Scotland 384,389,850,851
- Marriage: Alice Maud GALE on 2 Jan 1890 in Queensland Country 384,842
- Died: 7 Feb 1896, Townsville, Queensland at age 39 384,389,852
- Buried: 8 Feb 1896, West End Pioneer Cemetery, Townsville 384,389
Kenneth was a Storeman.
Kenneth and Alice lived in Bell Street, South Townsville, when they were married.
At the time of his death, Kennith had been living at Nelson Street, South Townsville.
Kenneth McLean died just two months before the birth of his fourth child, a son, Gordon, who was born on 18th April 1896.
Kenneth McLean is buried in Townsville's West End Pioneer Cemetery, with his father and mother.
His headstone reads:
THOMAS ROSS McLEAN
who died 25 Decr. 1882. Aged 52 years
his beloved wife
who died 11 Oct 1883
aged 48 years.
May they rest in peace.
Also their beloved son
who died 7 Feby. 1896
aged 38 years.
The burial register shows that he was 37 years old, of Presbyterian faith, and his address was Ross Island. Ross Island was the original name for South Townsville.
His cause of death was aneurism. An aneurysm is a bulging out of part of the wall of a blood vessel. It forms where the wall has weakened, often due to the buildup of plaque. It may also be an inherited condition or a complication of high blood pressure (hypertension).
Left untreated, aneurysms may tear or burst (a ruptured aneurysm). Ruptures are very painful events that cause massive internal bleeding and may result in permanent disability or death, depending on where the aneurysm is located. If an aneurysm bursts in the brain, it could cause a hemorrhagic stroke.
The North Queensland Herald of Wednesday 12th February 1896, contained the following death notice for Kenneth:
On the 7th inst., at his residence, Nelson-street, South Townsville, Kenneth McLean, aged 38 years.
Kennith married Alice Maud GALE, daughter of Joseph GALE and Pauline KALOFF, on 2 Jan 1890 in Queensland Country 384.,842 (Alice Maud GALE was born 3 Jan 1867 to 2 Jan 1868 in Knightbridge, Middlesex, England 845,846 and died on 4 Mar 1916 in Queensland Country 847.)