McKean was born in1849. He was still alive in 1904 [AG]
and where did he die?
(Please see reply below.)
operated a professional studio at the junction of Ferry
Road and Junction Bridge in Leith, opposite the present Leith
Library, for about 20 years from 1882
was an active member, exhibitor
and lecturer at Edinburgh Photographic Society.
was Vice President of the Leith Burns Club.
24 Mar 1900]
Thank you to John Semple, a
part-time volunteer at Edinburgh Central Library, for having traced
evidence concerning the death of John McKean.
Here is an extract from a note
that John wrote on this subject. Thank you, John, for sharing the
results of your research:
"I have traced John
McKean and although I do not have an actual Death Certificate I have
enough evidence to back up my findings.
He was born probably in 1850, i.e. before statutory records.
The first trace of him that I've found is in the 1851 Census, He married
Emily Ogilvie Ross in 1876. There are Valuation Roll and Census entries
through 1901 but he disappears after that, although the family reappears
in the 1911 census.
By chance I found a
reference in one of the new Graves recording sites which pointed me to
the Dean Cemetery in Edinburgh. There, I found a family memorial which
states that he died in Newark, New Jersey, USA on 16 July 1907, thus
explaining the lack of a UK death certificate.
Two sons Charles and Frederick also became photographers and another son
Albert became a Lithographer Artist."
John Semple, Edinburgh Central Li8brary: 17 January 2018