Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years

 

Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Endangered
Top 10
2019

Manitoba History No. 89
Manitoba
History

No. 89

Fall Field Trip 2019
MHS
Fall
Field Trip

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Archibald McLaren (1856-1918)

Click to enlarge

Archibald McLaren
Click to enlarge

Hotelier.

Born at Perth, Ontario on 7 September 1856, son of Alexander McLaren, he homesteaded in the Pilot Mound district on coming to Manitoba in 1877. He moved to Winnipeg around 1880, and for 37 years was proprietor of various Winnipeg hotels—the Brunswick Hotel, Empire Hotel, Strathcona Hotel, and finally the McLaren Hotel, in partnership with his brother, Alexander S. McLaren. He was an active Mason and Shriner. He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 16 January 1918 and was buried in Brookside Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Empire Hotel / Cauchon Block (171 Main Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Strathcona Hotel / Cornwall Hotel (567 Main Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: McLaren Hotel (554 Main Street, Winnipeg)

Sources:

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

“Archie M’Laren dies suddenly,” Manitoba Free Press, 17 January 1918, page 5.

Funeral notice, Manitoba Free Press, 19 January 1918, page 4.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 February 2017

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.