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Memorable Manitobans: Daniel Norman McLachlan (c1875-1943)

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Daniel Norman McLachlan
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Born around 1875, he was raised in Regina, Saskatchewan prior to attending Manitoba College in Winnipeg and graduating with a theology degree. He married Jessie Louise Whyte (1883-?) at her parents Winnipeg residence, 146 McFarlane Street, on 27 December 1905. The couple took up residence in Elmwood and had least three daughters: Lillian Grace McLachlan (1908-?), Margaret Jean McLachlan (1912-?), and Marion Louise McLachlan (1915-?). He became the first Reverend of King Memorial Presbyterian Church (1904-1920), after which he was named Field Secretary (1920-?) for the Board of Home Missions and Social Services for the Presbyterian Church. Following the establishment of the United Church, he was named General Secretary (?-1938) of the Board [or Department] of Evangelism and Social Service until failing health necessitated retirement. He died at his Toronto residence on 29 December 1943.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“International debaters will meet here Friday,” Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 15 March 1904, page 5.

“Territorial capital,” Winnipeg Tribune, 18 April 1904, page 2.

“Mostly about people in society [Last night at the residence of Mr. James Whyte ...],” Winnipeg Tribune, 28 December 1905, page 5.

“Call Elmwood pastor to St. Andrew’s Church,” Winnipeg Tribune, 28 May 1918, page 2.

“Minister resigns to join social service,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 June 1920, page 31.

“At King Memorial Anniversary,” Winnipeg Tribune, 6 October 1934, page 6.

“Rev. D. N. McLachlan dies in Toronto,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 December 1943, page 3.

“City church founder dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 December 1943, page 3.

“Church will honor memory of founder,” Winnipeg Tribune, 8 January 1944, page 12.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 3 October 2017

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