Dr. Angus A. McLean was born in Clachan, Elgin County on the 3rd of June, 1879. He was the youngest of 9 children born to Dugald James McLean and the former Nancy Annie Munroe. His siblings included; Donald, Duncan, Mary Jane, Catharine, James, Neil, Archibald and Colin. His father was a farmer and the children were educated at the local school in Clachan. Dr. McLean attended Ridgetown High School before attending the Chatham Model School. Dr. McLean taught school in Tilbury for 3 years, earning enough money to attend The University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. He graduated in 1907.
Dr. McLean took over the medical practice of Dr. Peter Davey in Duart. (Dr. Davey died on the 2nd of February, 1909.)
Dr. McLean married Nellie Jane Gibb on the 1st of September, 1909 in Elgin County. She was born in Mosa Twp, Middlesex County on the 30th of September, 1882, the daughter of John Steven Gibb and the former Isabella Agnes Downie. Her parents farmed and she was the eldest of 5 children. Her siblings were; Harley, Bessie (died at the age of 10 years old), Elva and Hazel.
Dr. and Mrs. McLean had 3 daughters all born in Duart. Isabel Nancy was born in 1911, May Evelyn was born in 1913 (died on the 2nd of February 1915 of pneumonia and she was buried at the McLean Cemetery in Clachan (Elgin County) and Maxine.
In 1917, Dr. McLean sold his medical practice to Dr. John Roy McPherson and the McLean family moved to London, Ontario. Dr. McLean took post-graduate studies at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. He returned to London for a time, before re-locating to Mount Forest, Ontario. He became a coroner for the District of Mount Forest.
Dr. McLean died on the 9th of November, 1938. His wife Nellie died in 1965. They are buried at the McLean Cemetery in Clachan.
*Dr. Peter Davey and Dr. John Roy McPherson also appear on the Chatham-Kent Physician Tribute website.