Malcolm McLean, a progressive and successful agriculturist at Little Sands, was born at this place on November 20, 1855, and is a son of Angus and Mary (Blue) McLean, both of whom were natives of Scotland and who were farming people all their lives. The paternal grandparents, Laughlin and Ann (McEachern) McLean, who were also both natives of Scotland, came to Prince Edward Island in an early day and here died.
Malcolm McLean attended the district schools of his neighbourhood and was reared to the life of a farmer. Subsequently, however, he served an apprenticeship at the trade of stone cutting and followed that occupation about twenty-eight years, during which time he was a partner in the monumental firm of Cairns & McLean at Charlottetown, who conducted an extensive and successful business. In 1897 Mr. McLean retired from this business and came to his present farmstead to which he has since devoted his attention. The place comprises eighty acres of well improved land and in addition Mr. McLean also owns ninety-three acres in Queens County, making his total holdings one hundred seventy-three acres. On September 19, 1892, Mr. McLean married Miss Annie Younker, a daughter of Lemuel and Mary Ann (Offer) Younker, the former a native of North River and the latter of Charlottetown,the father dying on May 6, 1888, and the mother yet living. To Mr. and Mrs. McLean have been borne six children: Mary E.,deceased; Harold A.; Helen; Lemuel M.; Victoria and James E."
(Past and Present Prince Edward Island page 509)
"MacLean-At Brookline, Mass on Tuesday, June 24th, Mrs. Malcolm MacLean. Remains will arrive on the late train tonight and will rest at the MacLean Funeral Home until tomorrow morning. Then to Little Sands United Church where the funeral will be held tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon, service starting at two o'clock. Interment Little Sands Cemetery."
(Evening Patriot June 27, 1952)
"Mrs. Malcolm A. MacLean
The death took place at Brookline, Mass., USA on June 24th, 1952 of Mrs. Malcolm A. MacLean, formerly of Little Sands, PEI.
Mrs. MacLean, whose maiden name was Sarah Ann Younker, was the daughter of the late Lemuel Younker and his wife Mary A. Younker and was born in Charlottetown on October 2, 1873.
In 1897 the family moved to Little Sands from Charlottetown and in 1923 her husband passed away. Some ten years ago she was stricken with paralysis. She removed to Brookline, Mass. where several members of her family resided. The members of her family living in Prince Edward Island visited her in Brookline, Mass. During the years she resided in Little Sands and while she enjoyed good health she took an active interest in church and community work. She enjoyed a large circle of friends , who esteemed her very highly.
She is survived by four daughters and three sons, viz: Helen, Mrs. Harold Bower, Victoria; Mrs. Milton Reynolds, Alexandra; Mrs. Malcolm A. Stewart, all of Brookline, Mass; Mary, Mrs. Angus Stewart, High Bank; Edward, Brookline, Mass.;Harold and Lemuel, Little Sands; also one sister, Mrs. Tillie Goudin, Dartmouth, N.S.
On June 26th a funeral service was held in the Bell Funeral Parlors, Brookline, Mass., Rev. William Leslie conducting the service. Her remains, accompanuied by all the members of her family residing in Brookline, Mass, arrived in Little Sands on June 28th and a public service was held in the Little Sands United Church where a large congregation gathered to pay their respects to an old friend and neighbour. Rev. D.W. MacPherson conducted the service in the church and at the gave. The following acted as pallbearers: Norman Stewart, William MacKay, John Bruce, Neil MacNeill, Peter MacLean and John H. MacLean. She was laid to rest in Little Sands Cemetery."
(Evening Patriot Aug 4, 1952)
Compiled by: Ann Bonnell