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John McLearie Sr., his wife, Agnes McInnis (McLearie) and their son, John McLearie Jr., immigrated to the United States from Scotland in about 1871 and settled in Omaha Nebraska. John Sr. was a "moulder", first working for the railroad and then in his own iron and steel works business. Agnes was a homemaker, a difficult and challenging job during this period of time. John Jr. also worked for the railroad as a draftsman. John Jr. died from an illness at the young age of 37. His wife, who's burial place remains unknown, had preceded him in death by a few years. They left behind three young daughters. The daughters, Caroline, Agnes and Margaret, were taken in by young John's older sister and raised as her own. A lot is not known about this family both here in the United States and in Scotland.
Submitted by John Jay
John McLearie Sr. was John Jay's Great Grandfather.