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Memorable Manitobans: John Angus McLaren (1860-1912)

Hotelier, jockey.

Born in Perth, Ontario on 19 October 1860, in his youth he was a well-known jockey and attended many race meetings in western Canada. He was proprietor of various hotels in Selkirk, Brandon, and later was associated with his brothers, Alexander S. McLaren and Archibald McLaren, of the McLaren Hotel in Winnipeg. He was married and had four children. He died on 19 June 1912 and was buried in Brookside Cemetery.

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Hundreds attend M’Laren funeral,” Manitoba Free Press, 24 June 1912, page 28.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 June 2014

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