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Robert McCleery (1893-1954)

Suzan McCleery (1902-1982)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

January 1, 1883: Robert McCleery was born - location not specified.

April 28, 1913: Joined the Royal North West Mounted Police. Regimental No. 5563. Posted to F Division, Saskatchewan.

April 27, 1916: Took his discharge when his term expired.

1916: Joined the Royal Irish Fusiliers. Regimental No. 29587. Served overseas, became a Prisoner of War.

May 6, 1919: Re-joined the Royal North West Mounted Police. Posted to K Division, Alberta; by 1943, had transferred to G Division, Teslin, Yukon Territory.

August 18, 1919, Robert McCleery was listed in the Dawson Daily News as a member of the Dawson branch of the Great War Veterans, having served with the Royal Irish Fusiliers, Imperials.

March 6, 1925: "Cpl. and Mrs. McCleery arrived in [Whitehorse] noon Thursday with a team of six dogs, coming from Teslin Post via Atlin and Carcross."

April 8, 1927: "A baby girl was born to Corporal and Mrs. McCleery at Atlin on Monday, April 4th. Mrs. [Suzan] McCleery is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Taylor of Atlin. Corporal McCleery is in charge of the Teslin post of the R. C. M. P."

June 10, 1927: "Mrs. R. McCleery and baby are leaving on the Steamer Thistle for their home at Teslin Lake. Mrs. McCleery remained over a few days at Carcross to meet Mr. and Mrs. Walter Southam, who were on their way from the Engineer Mine to England. Mrs. Southam is a sister of Mrs. McCleery."

February 17, 1928: "Mr. R. M. McCleery is en route from Teslin to Victoria on a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Taylor."

July 19, 1928: With the rank of Corporal, purchased his discharge from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

1928 - 1954: Owner of the Teslin General Store.

April 19, 1929: R. McCleery flew from Teslin to Whitehorse in the "Northern Light" with pilot Patterson.

June 30, 1939: "The two MeCleery children arrived in [Whitehorse] Monday and were transported to their home at Teslin by Y. S. A. T. plane."

June 1, 1945: The polling booth for the Teslin Electoral District for the federal election will be "at or near McCleery's Post."

June 1, 1945: The polling booth for the Electoral District of Whitehorse East for the territorial election will be "at or near McCleery Store Teslin."

January 6, 1954: Died at Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. The 1954 copies of The Star are not online.