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Memorable Manitobans: Lachlan W. McLean (1846-1913)

Click to enlargeHotelier, municipal official.

Born at Lake Ainslee, Nova Scotia in 1846, he joined a party coming to Minnesota in the Fall of 1871 and settled at Poplar Point, Manitoba where he married Elizabeth Cook (?-1930). They had two sons and two daughters. He operated a stopping house at Poplar Point for many years. He served as Councillor and Reeve for the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie, from 1885 to 1886. He was a founding member of the Loyal Orange Lodge at Poplar Point and High Bluff, and a founder of the Portage Mutual Insurance Company. He died at Winnipeg on 23 October 1913.


Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Tread of the Pioneers, written and edited by Joseph H. Metcalfe and published by the Portage la Prairie and District Old Timers’ Association, 1932.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 February 2010

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