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Memorable Manitobans: William Gray McLaren (1858-?)

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Born at Dundas, Ontario on 17 November 1858, son of Thomas McLaren and Margaret Gray, he came to Manitoba in 1888 and settled at Boissevain where for four years he engaged in the general merchantile business. He moved to Souris in 1892 and opened a general store.

He married Lottie Williams of Mitchell, Ontario in 1880. They had five children: Laura McLaren, William Glenroy McLaren, Eva Elizabeth McLaren, Lawrence Hodge McLaren, and Lottie Gray McLaren. He served as president of the Souris Board of Trade, the Souris Cottage Hospital, and the Glenwood Agricultural Society. In 1906 he was a Souris town councillor.

Sources:

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 December 2008

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