Percy Owens McLean

7 November 1910–10 July 1996 (Age 85)
Butte, California, United States

The Life of Percy Owens

When Percy Owens McLean was born on 7 November 1910, in Butte, California, United States, his father, Malcolm McPhail McLean, was 26 and his mother, Susie A. Owens, was 23. He married Elsie Mead on 30 March 1937. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Chico Judicial Township, Butte, California, United States in 1940. He died on 10 July 1996, in Butte, California, United States, at the age of 85.

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Percy Owens McLean
Elsie Mead
Marriage: 30 March 1937
Sue Ann McLean

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30 March 1937


    Sue Ann McLean


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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 3

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 24

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Eathain, a patronymic from a personal name meaning ‘servant of (Saint) John’. The family bearing this name were chieftains in several islands of the Inner Hebrides.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Eóin, cognate with 1, from a different Gaelic form of Johannes (John). Compare McGlone .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Percy O Mclean, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Percy Owens McLean, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Percy in entry for Elsie Or Grammy Mclean, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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