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Melville L. McLear

Melville L. McLear

Male 1876 - 1964  (87 years)

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  • Name Melville L. McLear  [1
    Born 5 Oct 1876  Morristown, Saint Lawrence, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Buried 1964  Black Lake Cem., St. Lawrence County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Feb 1964  Alexandria Bay, St Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Age: 88
    Person ID I68637  stewartsny.com
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 

    Father James McLear 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Hannah Hunter 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F30021  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jennie Estelle Nelson,   b. 24 May 1880, Richland Township, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1934  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 17 May 1897  [1
    Children 
     1. Avery Nelson McLear,   b. 16 Jul 1904, Morristown, St. Lawrence County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1984, Lowville, Lewis, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     2. Avis Ione McLear,   b. 10 Jan 1908, Hammond, Saint Lawrence, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1970  (Age 62 years)  [natural]
     3. Beatrice Virginia McLear,   b. 22 Aug 1919, Morristown, St. Lawrence County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1997, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     4. Erva M McLear,   b. 14 Nov 1914, Morristown, St. Lawrence County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1997, Ogdensburg, Saint Lawrence, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     5. Iva A. McLear,   b. 21 Sep 1899, Morristown, Saint Lawrence, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1982, Hammond, Saint Lawrence, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
     6. Veta L. McLear,   b. 1 Oct 1897, Morristown, Saint Lawrence, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1980  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     7. Victor James McLear,   b. 23 Nov 1901,   d. 13 May 1959, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  [natural]
     8. Vincent L. McLear,   b. 22 Jun 1911, Morristown, St. Lawrence County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1985, Hammond, Saint Lawrence, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F30538  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married Oct 1936  New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F30545  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Melville McLear, 87 Dies In Noble Hospital

      Hammond -- Funeral services were held Monday morning in St. John the Evangelist church, Morristown, for Melville L. McLear, 87, who died last Friday at the Edward J. Noble hospital, Alexandria Bay. Burial was in Black Lake Cedars cemetery, Morristown.

      Mr. McLear is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Robert (Veta) Lee and Mrs. Ralph (Iva) Lavarnway, both of Hammond; Mrs. Richard (Avis) Newton, Ogdensburg; Mrs. Gardner (Erva) Dike, Lathrop, Calif; Mrs. Spencer (Beatrice) Walf, Lake Forest, Ill.; two sons, Avery and Vincent, both at home; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, George, Hammond, and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Young, Syracuse. The eldest son, Victor, died May 15, 1959.

      Born 10/5/1876 in Morristown a son of James and Hannah Hunter McLear. Spent early life around morristown then married Jennie Nelson, Hammond May 17, 1897. Moved to Hammond where they bought the Castle Farm. Mrs. McLear died 4.9.1934. In October 1936 he married Mrs. Angeline Martin, Canton. She died November 1954. Besides operating the farm, Mr. McLear was believed to be the first person in the north country to own an ice cutting machine. He was also a fur dealer and had a cottage colony on Black Lake for tourists.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1754] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;;;;), Database online.
      Record for Melville LeRoy McLear