Burial register ID: 12210
Surname: LEAN
First name: STEPHEN
Middle names:
Gender: Male
Age: 57 Years
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 28-Mar-1912
Date of burial: 30-Mar-1912

Block: 193A
Plot: 30

In loving memory of


Died 25 July 1906 aged 84 years

Also his son


Died 28 March 1912 aged 57 years

Bio contributor: Neville Lean

Stephen was born at "The Rocks", Port Chalmers, in 1855. His parents, Richard and Elizabeth Lean, were farmers, and he was their fourth son.

Stephen and Margaret Carr McCulloch were married at Dunedin on 1 April 1879. They had three children: Christine Elizabeth Malcolm Lean, Herbert Spencer Lean, and Sydney Rocks Lean.

Being the sole surviving son at the time of his father’s death (1906), Stephen was appointed administrator of the estate, together with Donald Reid Junior, a Dunedin solicitor. In an affidavit signed at this time, he is referred to as a restaurateur.

Stephen was a pastrycook by profession, and an operator of dining-room and catering businesses in Dunedin, one of which was the Carlton Private Hotel at 36 Dowling Street. His last residential address was 11 Graham Street, Dunedin. He was aged 57 when he died, on 28 March 1912, survived by his wife and three children. He is interred with his father Richard in Block 193A Plot 30.

Others buried here: Stephen’s father Richard.

There are 2 Interments in this grave:

Surname First names Age Date of death Date of burial
LEAN RICHARD 84 Years 26-Jul-1906 28-Jul-1906
LEAN STEPHEN 57 Years 28-Mar-1912 30-Mar-1912