Re: Lillian Myrtle (McLellan) Leck of Minudie

Well put my learned friend....Bill
Sent: Sunday, September 8, 2013 9:58 PM
Subject: [nscumber] Lillian Myrtle (McLellan) Leck of Minudie

Genealogy isn't an exact science from the Google search below; just a good
genealogy lineage paper trail. DNA testing is the only way to be 100% sure
of one's bloodline. Websites are sometimes not exactly accurate due to
insufficient research by the family genealogist/webmaster. Genealogy
websites are therefore just tools to work from and one always has to verify
it's contained data further. A hole can sometimes be later punched in their
ancestry paper trail by another researcher, proving someone isn't who
someone else thinks they are.

I have seen a document that Flora June was born in or around the Joggins
area of Cumberland County 14 months before Lillian Myrtle m/1 widower, James
"Jamie" Macintosh Leck, 21 years her senior, on 25 Jul 1936 at Elderbank,
Halifax County. On this document, Howard Taggart, Miner, and Lillia[n]
McLelland, Maid, were named as her unmarried parents. I feel both Flora
June's are the same person. Looking at the website photo of June Leck and
her sister Mable Leck, the facial features are somewhat different to
possibly have the same birth father. Flora June's step-father may have later
adopted her, giving her his Leck surname.

There's a strong possibility Howard Talmage Taggart (about 1903 Parrsboro -
26 Aug 1973, Camp Hill Hospital, Halifax)(s/o Thornton C. Taggart and Clara
Smith) is Flora June's birth father.

As a Taggart researcher among other surnames, below are 4 more possible
"TAGGART" bloodline descendents via Flora June to check out. That's how I
now have Flora June in my file until further data surfaces to prove

If you're a "Cumberland County" McLellan researcher, all the children of
Norman McLellan and Olive Jane Coates from Minudie are also in the website

GOOGLE Search:


xiv Lillian McLellan, born Dec 04, 1913, died June 2000.

Lillian Mclellan Leck Daughters Mable and June Leck

Lillian with son William and sister Addie Carter

She married James Macintosh Leck, born Mar 9, 1891 in Musquodoboit son of
William Leck and Rebecca Macintosh, buried 1959 or 60 in Middle

Lillian was second wife of James Leck was widow. His married June 08, 1927
first wife was Martha Bates McFetridge of Musquodoboit she was born Nov 14,
1905 died Aug 15, 1929.

James and Martha Leck had 2 children:
1. Mary Ola Leck born Feb 11, 1928 and
2. Ross McFetridge Leck born June 31, 1929.

Children of Lillian and James Leck
1. June Flora Leck married Oct 1952 Wellsford (Buster Yetman) they
had 4 Children Wayne, Richard, Flora and Gordon Yetman.
2. Mable (Babe) Clorice Leck married Sep 1955, George William
(Willy) Wilson he died Aug 26, 2005 they had 5 children Tommy, Laura Lee
b.1961 d ab 1968 of Meningitis,
Robert (Bob|), Sandra and Leslie Wilson who married Cathy Locke
daughter of Mr. Lock and Mrs. McMillan Lock- Leslie and Cathy have 2
children Kegan and Justyn Wilson.

3. William MacIntosh Leck married Leona Unknown and had one child
James Leck married Heather unknown, James and Heather have 2 children Zoe
and Isaac Leck.
Previously posted:

Chronicle Herald, Monday, June 19, 2000, pg. #12 (B2); Reel #21598, NSARM,
Halifax, N.S.
Leck, Lillian Myrtle - 86, Dartmouth, died June 17, 2000, in the Dartmouth
General Hospital. A longtime resident of north end Dartmouth. Born in
Minudie, she was a daughter of the late Norman and Olive (Coates) MacLellan.
A charter member of Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church and WMS-AMS. She
retired from Zellars. Surviving are a daughter, June Yetman, Dartmouth;
Mable Wilson, Blairmore, Alta.; sister, Addie Carter, Brookfield; brother,
Cecil MacLellan, Timmons, Ont.; 19 grandchildren; several
great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, James; daughter,
Ola; sons, William, Ross; seven brothers; five sisters. Visitation 2-4, 7-9
p.m. Tuesday in A.I. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth.
Funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday, in Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church, Rev. P.A.
Sandy MacDonald officiating. Burial 2 p.m., in Hillside Cemetery, Middle
Musquodoboit. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society.

Source: Dave Winter, 26 Aug 2013
The Halifax Chronicle Herald, Monday, June 1, 1959, pg. #25; Reel #5855,
NSARM, Halifax, N.S.
OBITUARY: James M. Lech[sic]
James M. Lech[sic], 67, of Dartmouth, died Saturday in the Victoria General
Hospital. Married twice, , his former wife was the late Marta[sic]
McFetridge, Greenfield, Colchester County. His second wife is the former
Lillian MacLellan, Amherst. He was an elder in St. Andrew's Presbyterian
Church. Surviving besides his wife are three daughters, Ola, Mrs. Lorne
Little, Dartmouth; June, Mrs. Welsford Yetman, Alberta; and Mabel, Mrs.
George Wilson, North Bay, Ontario; two sons, Ross and William at home.
Remains are at the residence at 29 Elmswood Avenue. Funeral service will be
held Monday at 2 p.m., from St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Rev. John
Cameron will officiate. Interment will be in Middle Musquodoboit.

Source: Dave Winter, 26 Aug 2013