Alexander "Alec" McLea (1893-1963)

Peter McLea (c.1828-1888)James Brown McLea (1859-1926)Margaret McLea (1884-1918)Henrietta Cook (1895-1988)Jeanne Lucille McLea (1921-)
Janet Brown (1831-1916)Margaret Turner (c.1859-1897)Janet McLea (1885-1941)Kenneth Richard McLea (1924-)
Alex TurnerJames Brown McLea (1886-1961)Norman Alexander McLea (1930-)
Margaret TurnerPeter Richard MacLea (1888-1948)Warren Douglas McLea (1936-)
Mary McLea (1890-1955)
Bella McLea (1894-1894)
?Isabel McLea (c.1896-c.1964)

Alexander "Alec" McLea was born 22 Oct 1893 in Paterson, New Jersey. With the rest of the family he moved to Massachusetts shortly after the death of his mother in 1897.

He served in the U.S. Army in World War I, completing at least part of his service in Syracuse, New York, and possibly in the U.S. State of Georgia. Though he hoped to get a job as an accountant in the Army (a job he was engaged in in civilian life), he was instead given a job in a military kitchen when he was drafted.

Alec was very musical and loved to sing and play musical instruments, in particular the drums and clarinet. He was also a very social man.

After training as an accountant and bookkeeper, he lived and worked in Washington, D.C., 1934-1936. After disliking living in Washington, and in particular the segregation he witnessed there, Alec and his family moved back to Massachusetts, where he became the first Accountant (and later Comptroller) for the Town of Wellesley, a position he held from 1937 until his death in 1963. Alec and his wife Henrietta spent most of their life living in the town of Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Alexander died 30 Jul 1963 in Newton, Massachusetts, after suffering a stroke, and was buried 1 Aug 1963 in Wellesley.