D: Margaret Ann (1851-1894)

D:  Margaret Ann McCUTCHEON (4) (William-3; Samuel-2; Samuel-1) was born on the 4th January 1851 in Nottawasaga, ON; she died on the 18th October 1894 in Weston, Oregon.  Margaret married John Hannah McLEAN on the 31st October 1878 in Nottawasaga Township, Simcoe County,  ON.  He was born on the 31st March 1852 in Osprey Township, ON and he died on the 10th April 1892 in Weston, Oregon.  They were both buried at the Weston Cemetery in Umatilla County, OR.  His parents were Hector McLean and Alice Hannah.

NOTE:  Margaret McCutcheon and John McLean were married in Ontario in 1878. At the time of their marriage, John was already living in Weston, Oregon. Their first child was born in Umatilla County, OR in 1879. They produced 3 more children before both of them died very young – he died first at the age of 40 and she died 2 years later at the age of 38 – leaving 4 young children between the ages of 15 and 6 orphaned. The children were raised by his sister, Ann McLean and William Anderson, who immigrated to Weston, Umatilla County, OR from Ontario in 1876.


  • Ann Evelyn McLEAN (5)                       See i following.
  • William John McLEAN (5)                    See ii following
  • Ernest Gordon McLEAN (5) (Margaret McCutcheon-4; William-3; Samuel-2; Samuel-1) was born on the 28th February 1886 in Milton, Umatilla County, Oregon and he died at the age of 17 years on the 28th May 1903 in Spokane, Washington. According to his death certificate, he died at the St Luke’s Hospital; Death Certificate states that he died of SHOCK; He was a school-boy; His parents were J McLean and Maggie McCutcheon  – both born in Canada. He was buried at the Weston Cemetery, Umatilla County, OR. He was very young when both of his parents died and he was raised by his Aunt and Uncle, William and Ann Anderson in Milton, OR.
  • Alice May McLEAN (5) (Margaret McCutcheon-4; William-3; Samuel-2; Samuel-1) was born on the 17th November 1889 Umatilla County, OR.  D. 1964. She married Clifford MOSS (1900-1947). His parents were James Thomas Moss and Margarette Adell Parsell.

NOTE:  Alice was only 6 years old when both of her parents died. She was raised by her Aunt and Uncle, William and Ann (McLean) Anderson in Milton, OR. She was 37 years old – 12 years older than Clifford – when they were married. Alice and Clifford had no children. Clifford Moss owned and operated a Dry Goods store in Milton-Freewater that he inherited from his father. His family had started the store in the mid to late 1800’s. In the following story (Personality Profile) where the story mentions “…..Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Moss, operated a store there. When the Wykes came west to make their home in 1946, a death in the Moss family resulted in Wyke running the store until it was decided it should be sold….” it was Clifford’s death in 1947 that prompted the Wyke’s to return to Milton-Freewater for a period of time in order to help operate the store until it could be sold. Ann and Robert Wyke had moved from Nebraska to Walla Walla Washington.

  • Eleanor McLEAN (5) (Margaret McCutcheon-4; William-3; Samuel-2; Samuel-1).


There are 3 inscriptions on this headstone,  Margaret, John and their son Ernest Gordon.

Find A Grave Memorial# 53326581. Photo courtesy of Amy

I.  Ann Evelyn McLEAN (5) (Margaret McCutcheon-4; William-3; Samuel-2; Samuel-1) was born about 1879 and she died on the 10th July 1946 in Umatilla County, OR. She married Robert Jessemon Add WYKE (9th January 1881 – 20th May 1975) on the 14th December 1910 in Milton-Freewater, Umatilla County, OR. They were both buried at the Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery.  His parents were Casper and Eva Wyke.

PERSONALITY PROFILE – Walla Walla Union Bulletin, Washington Sunday 25th August 1968:


One of the more unusual gardens of Walla Walla is relatively unknown because of its location. It is situated at the rear of the Odd Fellows Home on Boyer Avenue. It has been developed over the last 12 years by Rolland A. J. Wyke, long time gardener, who has lived in the Wall Walla valley some 21 years.

Both flowers and vegetables are grown by Wyke in his garden on land by the Odd Fellows Home but which he is permitted to use. He had begun developing the garden before Wade Bergevin erected the Millbrook Park apartments at 30 S. Clinton. Wyke’s garden adjoins the apartment complex at its rear with entrances both through the apartment grounds and the Odd Fellows Home.

In fact the gardens can be viewed by motorists without getting out of their vehicles by driving in at 29 S. Division and emerging at 30 S. Division or vice versa. Those who would like a closer look may park their vehicles on S. Clinton Street near the apartment house and walk through it grounds to entrances to the garden.

Born In A Dugout:

Wyke is a man of many talents. Born in a dugout on his father’s homestead in Southern Nebraska, he has followed agricultural pursuits most of his life. He is an amateur camera fan and worked several periods both in Chicago and Bridgeport Connecticut in photographic shops.

Married in Milton-Freewater in 1910, his wife’s brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Moss, operated a store there. When the Wykes came west to make their home in 1946, a death in the Moss family resulted in Wyke running the store until it was decided it should be sold.

Wyke and his late wife came west because their daughter, Mrs, Robert Kibler, Route 1, Dixie, and Mrs. Wyke’s brother, the late Will McLean, resided here. Since his wife’s death, Wyke has resided at 916 ½ E. Alder. “I batched before our marriage” he advises “and do all my own housework now. I enjoy that type of activity and when the weather is against my working in the gardens I keep busy in my apartment.”

Other Gardeners :

He has a written contract from the Odd Fellows Home officials that he can continue to use the ¼ acre space his gardens occupy until the Home needs the land. Several tenants of the apartments have small tracts in the rear of Wyke’s in which they grow both vegetables and flowers. These include Mr. and Mrs. Howard Whitbeck; Mrs. F. L. Ralston; Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Treganowan; Tom Rice and Don Ellis; Paul H. Wineman, manager of the apartment house also has a garden tract there.

The Odd Fellows Home has a large area bordering the channel of Mill Creek it devotes to a vegetable garden, growing some of its own needs. A good sized area is in alfalfa apparently planted as a dust prevention measure.

Wyke has worked as a gardener for numerous Walla Wallans before starting his Odd Fellows Home garden and has continued this type of supplemental activity. He has helped out both the Brown’s Sunny Hill Gardens, East Sumach, and at Schmelzer’s Gardens, 731 Edgewood, in return for his labors having been given choice plants by both operators which he has planted in his garden.

Enters Shows:

Some years ago Wyke won “the best flower in show” at an annual show of the Wall Walla Iris Society. Most of his Iris plants are named varieties. He has some 20 named daylilies.  He has hybridized some daylilies too. A number of choice Touchdown Chrysanthemum plants were given him by the city park department some years ago. Keith Collins has given him choice Chrysanthemum plants and some Olympic hybrid lily plants also.

He has extended an invitation to interested persons to visit his gardens to secure surplus Iris and Chrysanthemum plants. For those interested he would trade plants for ribbons which he uses for tying up plants and broom stalks too.

A 40×50 foot area at the back of his garden that sloped towards Mill Creek was filled in with material excavated from the nearby apartment house and swimming pool. It is in that area that Wyke has his vegetable garden in which he grows sweet corn, squash, cucumbers, parsnips, carrots and tomatoes.

A number of peach plum, peach, cherry and apricot fruit trees and white lilac shrubs have been planted along the Mill Creek channel side of the property he uses. He has found that seedling fruit trees are hardier than nursery stock in this area. He utilizes the peaches from his trees having kept his own personal larder well supplied with the fruit he cans himself.

Garden Markers:

Visitors to his garden will find that numerous garden markers have been utilized to identify flowers. These are helpful for identification.

Among floral oddities Wyke has some Chrysanthemum flowered sunflowers and blue flax that attracted this interviewer’s interest. Wyke saves his tomato, bean and sweet corn seeds for future use. Some flower seeds are given him by friends. He has grown an English Walnut tree from seed also.

Wyke has an interesting financial philosophy. With the returns from the 80 acre family farm in Nebraska he still owns and other investments he has made through the years he has refused to accept the $30 per month payment to which the Social Security Administration says he is entitled to.

“Our government is too far in debt now” he said “to ever pay out its debts. I don’t need the money so I have refused to accept anything from Social Security.”


  • Lyndon E WYKE (6) B. 30th October 1917 in Kiowa, Thayer County, NB, D. 16th August 1995 in Kenesaw, Adams County NB. He was buried at the Davenport Cemetery in Thayer County.
  • Margaret Evelyn WYKE (6) B. 18th January 1920 in Kansas City, Jackson, MI and she died on the 15th February 2013 in Walla Walla County, WA. She married Robert Franklin KILBER (1923-2007) on the 25th April 1943 in Walla Walla. Their children: Geraldine; Pauline; Sandra. ☺☺

Obituary for Margaret Evelyn Wyke – 2013:

Margaret Evelyn Kibler, 93, passed way following a stroke and short illness on Thursday, February 15, 2013 at the Odd Fellow Home on Boyer Avenue in Walla Walla.

She was born in Kansas City, Missouri on January 18, 1920. She was the daughter of Jessemon Add Rolland Wyke and Annie Evelyn McLean. She was raised on the family farm near Davenport, Nebraska with her brother Lyndon. The year after graduating from high school, she traveled by train to Walla Walla, Washington to live with her Aunt Allie and Uncle Will McLean, prominent Clyde area wheat ranchers. She worked for McLean’s in their home and on the farm in exchange for tuition to Walla Walla Business College.

While working as a bookkeeper for the Model Grocery, she met Robert Kibler. Before their marriage on April 25, 1943, she worked for the U.S. Army Air Corps at the Walla Walla Airbase in supply inventory control. She became “Sparky”, the spark plug expert. After her daughters were older, she worked seasonally for the County Fair Exhibitors’ Office and the Walla Walla County Weed Board.

Bob and Margaret raised their 3 daughters at the ranch on Spring Creek Road. It remains an active wheat, dry peas and cattle ranch today. The farm was designated as a Centennial Farm in 1989 and the family barn was listed on the Heritage Barn Register in 2007 and was included on the Smithsonian Museum’s Barn Again Tour in 1997. Washington Historical Trust also toured the barn in 2010.

She actively supported many community organizations, including 4-H, Walla Walla Wagonettes and Order of Rainbow for Girls where she was the Mother Advisor. She was a life member of Alki Chapter #25-Order of Eastern Star and was treasurer for over 50 years. She was also active in the Daughters of the Nile, PEO-Chapter GO, Blue Mountain Riders and Walla Walla Cowbelles where she was also involved at the regional and national levels. In earlier years, she was active in the Dixie Homemakers and The Bridgettes Club. Along with Bob, she was a member of the Square D-Swingsters Square Dance Club, Skyline Snowmobile Club and Idle Roamers RV Club. They both volunteered at Ft. Walla Walla Museum. As an active farmer’s wife she kept the farm books and records, was a member of the Washington Assoc. of Wheat Growers, Washington Farm Bureau and NW Grain Growers Assoc.

Margaret is survived by her three daughters and a son-in-law, Geraldine and W.A. “Jerry” Cramer of Pasco, Pauline Winters of Walla Walla, and Sandra Shaub of Portland; four grandchildren, Frank Winters of Walla Walla, Brian Cramer of West Richland, Dustin (Jaime) Shaub of Sandy, Oregon, and Megan Shaub of Portland; and two great-grandsons, Cole and Bryce Cramer. She was preceded in death by husband, Robert and brother, Lyndon Wyke.

Viewing and visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22 at the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder, Walla Walla, WA. The funeral will be Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Herring Groseclose Funeral Home with Reverend Steve Morris officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, 2120 S. Second Avenue. A light lunch will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children-Spokane unit, Ft. Walla Walla Museum or charity of your choice through the funeral home.

NOTE:  Her father lived to be 94 years old.

ii.  William John McLEAN (5) (Margaret McCutcheon-4; William-3; Samuel-2; Samuel-1) was born on the 18th December 1881 in Weston, Umatilla County, OR. and he died on the 7th November 1962 in Walla Walla, WA. He married Alice Frances SPURGEON (1885-1966) on the 18th October 1906. Her parents were Cyrus Spurgeon and Nancy Elliott.


  • Marjorie Elizabeth McLEAN (6) B. 1st August 1906 in Washington, USA.  D. 4th November 1941 in Seattle. She married Martin James GALLWAS (1902-1982) on the 28th September 1928. His parents were Frederick August Jacob Gallwas and Katherine Phillipina Reinbein. Their children: John F; Douglas; William.
  • Gordon Spurgeon McLEAN (6) B. 27th February 1909 in Washington, USA. D. 21st June 1995. He married Ethelyne Marjorie LAMB. Their child: Ruth (1935).
  • Eleanor A McLEAN (6) B. 27th July 1913 in Walla Walla, WA. D. 3rd May 2001 in Anacortes, WA. She married Harold A HAYNES (1912-2008). His parents were Archibald Curtis HAYNES and Anne Esther KOST. Their children are: Stephen; Judy.

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