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John McInnes (1878 - 1950)

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John McInnes
Born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotlandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Hindmarsh, SA, Australia; All Saints Church/map
Died in Adelaide, South Australia, Australiamap
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Name: John /MCINNES/[1][2]


Date: 23 APR 1878
Place: Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland[3][4]


Date: 30 SEP 1950
Place: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia[5]


Place: Politician/[6]


Note: #N78


Husband: John Mcinnes
Wife: Clara Emily Griffin
Child: Linda Irene Mcinnes
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: Reta Maud Mcinnes
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Date: 17 APR 1902
Place: Hindmarsh, SA, Australia; All Saints Church/[7]


  • Source: S21 Title: BDM - SA Repository: #R8 Call Number: 10306
  • Repository: R8 Name: Digger index Address: E-Mail Address: Phone Number:
  • Source: S23 Title: Geneology reports Repository: #R9
  • Repository: R9 Name: Various Address: E-Mail Address: Phone Number:
  • Source: S3 Title: Genes Reunited contacts Repository: #R2
  • Repository: R2 Name: Address: E-Mail Address: Phone Number:


Note N78John McInnes (born 23 April, 1878 at Barnhill, Blantyre, Parish of Hamilton, county of Lanark, Scotland. He came to South Australia as a baby with his parents and two brothers - Archibald and James - in 1879 aboard the vessel “Oaklands”. He came to Adelaide in his early 20’s and became a railway worker at Islington. Whilst boarding with the Griffin family, he began courting the third daughter - Clara - known as Sel in the family.
At the age of 23, John married Clara at All Saints Church Hindmarsh, SA on 17 April 1902 and they set up house at 14 Robert Street Croydon SA. John entered local government and politics. He was Mayor of Hindmarsh for 5 years. Was a member of Parliament from 1918-1937. Was President of west Torrens football club, Cricket club and Bowling club. John and Clara took up residence at 57 Robert Street Croydon which is now flats.
John died, aged 72 years at Croydon on sept 30th 1950 and is buried in the Hindmarsh cemetery SA and he had a State funeral. Clara died, aged 84 years at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville SA on 1 Dec 1962 and is buried with John.
John and Clara had 2 daughters
  1. Source: #S21 Page: McINNES to Beaumont marriage - 1932 HIN/S/334/45
  2. Source: #S23 Page: GRIFFIN - Email Lis Mudge
  3. Source: #S3
  4. Source: #S23 Page: GRIFFIN - Email Lis Mudge
  5. Source: #S23 Page: GRIFFIN - Email Lis Mudge
  6. Source: #S3
  7. Source: #S23 Page: GRIFFIN - Email Lis Mudge


Thank you to Anonymous Williams for creating WikiTree profile Mcinnes-195 through the import of GRIFFIN_2013-08-12.ged on Aug 12, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Anonymous and others.

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