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Paul Davidson Maclean
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Birth: Nov. 2, 1905
Illinois, USA
Death: May 2, 1938
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

He was the brother of Norman Maclean. Paul was a writer for the Great Falls Tribune and a member of the University of Chicago's press relations bureau. Paul graduated from Missoula High School and attended the University of Montana for the first year. However he later transfered to Dartmouth College and graduated there in 1929 with a major in English. While at Dartmouth, Paul was a member of the Dartmouth football team and several social fraternities, including the Beta Theta Pi and the Sphinx Club.

Paul was murdered on 5/2/1938 and his obituary reads:

Opening of article from the Helena Independent, May 3, 1938

The mystery

It's Chicago in early May. The air is warm, the night heavy. A lakeshore breeze spills in through the open shutters on the city's south side, where, as night prevails, a deep silence sets upon the homes along Rhodes Avenue.

There, in the late-night silence, a dog stirs from atop an old, alley porch. Below, a struggle has taken place, coaxing one Edward Miller to his back window. The night is too dark, the shadows too deep to see what the fuss is all about, but within an hour, as dawn breaks across the city, Miller and garbage worker Joseph Tomasy discover a man, alone and unconscious, mortally wounded, his skull fractured $4 in his pocket.

It was the morning of May 2, 1938, the last for Paul MacLean a man who Chicago Police Sergeant Ignatius Sheehan said "had battled fiercely with his assailants before being subdued."

Pauls murder was never solved however it is suspected that he either died at the hands of someone he owed a gambling debt to..... or..... he died at the hands of someone who didnt appreciate his undercover work and writing abilities.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Norman Maclean (1862 - 1941)
  Clara Evelyn Davidson Maclean (1873 - 1952)
 
 Sibling:
  Norman Fitzroy Maclean (1902 - 1990)*
  Paul Davidson Maclean (1905 - 1938)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Missoula Cemetery
Missoula
Missoula County
Montana, USA
Plot: Grave 6, Lot 4, Block 58, Inter# 06424
 
Created by: L.Pegler
Record added: Jul 07, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28112738
Paul Davidson Maclean
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- John D. Poulsen
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