McLaren, Ebenezer Duncan (1850-1935)

Ebenezer D. McLaren, Detail, [Cascade Lodge No. 12] about 1897, Vancouver City Archives, AM54-S4-: Cl P9.05; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/ebenezer-d-mclaren-cascade-lodge-no-12

Ebenezer D. McLaren, Detail, [Cascade Lodge No. 12] about 1897, Vancouver City Archives, AM54-S4-: Cl P9.05; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/ebenezer-d-mclaren-cascade-lodge-no-12

Ebenezer Duncan McLaren was a minister at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. He lived at 1947 Pendrell Street in 1913.

He was born on September 24, 1850, in Lanark, Ontario. His father was Peter McLaren, a master of classics at Middlesex Seminary. His mother was Isabella Brown.

He went to Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He graduated with the B.C. in 1870, and a M.A. and Bachelor of Divinity in 1873.

He was ordained in 1873, and served as a missionary in Merrickville, Ontario for two years. Later he was a minister in Cheltenham and Brampton, Ontario.

In 1875 in Merrickville, Ontario, he married Margaret Meikle. She was born on October 31, 1852, in Burritt’s Rapids, Ontario. Her father was John Meikle, of Merrickville; her mother was E.B. Barron.

He arrived in Vancouver in 1889, and took charge of the congregation at St. Andrew’s. He received his doctorate in divinity in 1901. In 1902, he was appointed general secretary of the home missions of the Presbyterian church. In 1911, he resigned because of ill health.

In 1912, he was invited to become president of Western Residential Schools, Braemar and Langara. The schools closed soon afterwards, partly because of the war-time depression. In 1916, he went overseas as chaplain with the 158th Battalion. After the war, he returned to British Columbia, where he was the chaplain of the Shaughnessy Military Hospital in Vancouver and the Tranquille Provincial Sanitarium near Kamloops, British Columbia.

In 1923, he received the Hudson’s Bay Company’s gold medal. In 1935, he received the “Good Citizen” award.

He died in Vancouver on November 29, 1935. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Margaret died in Vancouver on January 9, 1936. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

 

Ebenezer and Margaret had the following children.

 

John Archibald McLaren

John Archibald McLaren was born on November 16, 1877, in Chinguacousy Township, Ontario. He worked as a gas engineer.

He enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. On December 9, 1922, in Los Angeles, California, he married Marie Anshus. She was born about 1886 in Minnesota. Her parents were Henry Anshus and Mary Ingels, who were originally from Norway.

In 1930, John and Marie were living in Los Angeles.

John died in Vancouver on February 15, 1943.

Marie was still living in Los Angeles in 1943. No further information is available for her at this time.

 

Edith Gray McLaren

Edith Gray McLaren was born in Brampton, Ontario on June 23, 1880.

On September 23, 1903, in Vancouver, she married George Andrew Wilson, who was a clergyman.

He was born in Nelson, Ontario (north of Hamilton), on November 11, 1865. His parents were Andrew Wilson and Jean Gordon.

George was killed in an automobile accident with a bus in Vancouver on February 15, 1944. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Edith died in Vancouver on September 2, 1946. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby,

 

 

Gordon Browning McLaren

Gordon Browning McLaren was born in Vancouver on June 6, 1890. He worked as an insurance adjuster.

On September 2, 1922, in Vancouver, he married Evelyn Gladys Henderson. She was born in Victoria, British Columbia on March 10, 1891. Her father was Thomas Morrison Henderson. Her mother was Margaret J.A. Gilmour. This marriage was annulled in Vancouver on May 20, 1935.

Gordon later married Reitta Marion Graham. She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on December 15, 1889.

Gordon died in White Rock, British Columbia on October 22, 1972.

Reitta died in Parksville, British Columbia, on September 2, 1984.

 

Sources

Ebenezer Duncan McLaren

Queen’s University, Ebenezer Duncan McLaren fonds, Fonds F01429 -http://db1.archives.queensu.ca/ica-atom/index.php/ebenezer-duncan-mclaren-fonds;rad

Calendar of Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada … Faculty of Arts,  By Queen’s University, 1898, page 228; http://books.google.ca/books?id=INc4AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA228&lpg=PA228&dq=ebenezer+d+mclaren+vancouver&source=bl&ots=woUBRYpyCp&sig=sBK6C8WMKK1djiY_yi58vkW0oxw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=SesVVI7qHIe7ogS2iIH4Bg&ved=0CCIQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=ebenezer%20d%20mclaren%20vancouver&f=false

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMND-SHF : accessed 14 Sep 2014), Ebenezer Duncan Mclaren and Margaret Meikle, 20 May 1875; citing registration 004670, Merrickville, Leeds And Grenville, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1862895.

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVF8-PNQ : accessed 14 Sep 2014), Ebenezer D. McLaren, Brampton (Town), Peel, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 36; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13252, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1375888.

1901 Canada Census, British Columbia, Burrard (#1), Vancouver (City), D-4, page 15, family 138, lines 36-41, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=59794&highlight=36&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Ebenezer+D.+McLaren

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 76 Vancouver City, page 44; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63645&highlight=1&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Ebenezer+D.+McLaren

Honourary Captain Ebenezer Duncan McLaren, http://canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?ID=146388

“Pioneers of City Open Fall Season: Rev. E.D. McLaren Selected For Hudson’s Bay Gold Medal,” Vancouver Province, September 11, 1923, page 22.

“80-Year-Old Minister Will Lead Service: Dr. McLaren Began Ministry 1873, Still Active and Efficient,” Vancouver Sun, September 27, 1930, page 8 [includes photograph of Rev. E.D. McLaren, D.D.]

“Diamond Wedding of Veteran Minister and Wife,” Vancouver Sun, May 18, 1935, page 13 [includes photograph of Rev. E.D. McLaren, D.D., and Mrs. McLaren].

“Dr. McLaren is Selected as ‘Good Citizen’: Pioneer Pastor Has Been Community Leader for Years,” Vancouver Province, July 8, 1935, page 1 [includes photograph of Rev. E.D. McLaren.]

“Good Citizen,” Vancouver Sun, July 8, 1935, page 3 [includes photograph of Rev. E.D. McLaren, D.D.]

“No ‘Forgotten Men’ Here!: Caring for War Victims at Shaughnessy,” Vancouver Province, November 30, 1935, page 7 (Sunday Magazine). (“Rev. Dr. E.D. McLaren, overseas chaplain and pioneer parson of Vancouver, is padre of Shaughnessy, and visits all of patients daily.”)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL2N-FXB : accessed 14 Sep 2014), Ebenezer Duncan Mclaren, 29 Nov 1935; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13155, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953019.

“Dr. E.D. McLaren, Good Citizen, Died on Friday Night: Pioneer Minister, Beloved by all Vancouver, Her Since ’89,: Used to Visit Parishioners by Lantern Light in the Nineties,” Vancouver Provicne, November 30, 1935, page 5 [includes photograph of Rev. E.D. McLaren].

“Rev. E.D. McLaren Dead: ‘Best Citizen’ for 1935,” Vancouver Sun, November 30, 1935, page 2.

Ebenezer Duncan McLaren, death notice, Vancouver Sun, November 30, 1935, page 17; Vancouver Province, November 30, 1935, page 21: “McLaren – Died in hospital Nov. 29, 1935, Rev. Dr. Ebenezer Duncan McLaren of 1282 Connaught Dr., in his 86th year. Dr. McLaren leaves besides his wife, two sons, John A. and Gordon B., one daughter, Mrs. George A. Wilson, City, to mourn his passing. Funeral service Monday afternoon, Dec. 2, at 2:30 o’clock in St. Andrew’s-Wesley Church, corner Burrard and Nelson Streets, Rev. Dr. W. A. Cameron, assisted by the Rev. Dr. W. Brewing, his Grace Archbishop de Pencier, and the Rev. C.C. Owen will officiate. Committal Ocean View Burial Park. No flowers by request. Center & Hanna, directors.”

 

Margaret Meikle (wife of Ebenezer Duncan McLaren)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL2N-LZ5 : accessed 14 Sep 2014), Margaret Mclaren, 09 Jan 1936; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13155, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953019.

“Mrs. E.D. McLaren Follows Husband to the Grave,” Vancouver Sun, January 9, 1936, page 2 (includes photograph of Mrs. McLaren.); http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=0PBlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=I4kNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1059%2C707246.

Mrs. E.D. M’Laren Called by Death: Widow of Pioneer Pastor Succumbs to Lengthy Illness Here,” Vancouver Province, January 9, 1936, page 20, (includes photograph of Mrs. E.D. McLaren.)

“Mrs. E.D. McLaren Funeral Today: Death Followed Six Weeks after Pioneer Husband’s Death,” Vancouver Sun, January 10, 1936, page 4; http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=0fBlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=I4kNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1190%2C827021

Margaret McLaren, death notice, Vancouver Sun, January 9, 1936, page 11, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=0PBlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=I4kNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1614%2C760820; [Link leads to column 1; death notice is about middle of page in column 2: “McLaren – Died Jan. 9, 1936, at her residence, 1282 Connaught Drive, Margaret, widow of Rev. Dr. E.D. McLaren, in her 84th year. Mrs. McLaren leaves two sons, John A. and Gordon B.; 1 daughter, Mrs. George A. Wilson, city, to mourn her passing. Funeral service in Center & Hanna’s Chapel, Friday afternoon, at 1:30 o’clock, Rev. Dr. W.A. Cameron officiating. Committal Ocean View Burial Park.”

 

John Archibald McLaren (son of Ebenezer Duncan McLaren)

“Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F2JD-D8G : accessed 14 Sep 2014), John Archibald Mclaren, 16 Nov 1877; citing Chinguacousy, Peel, Ontario, 16 Nov 1877, reference cn 23637; FHL microfilm 1845217.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FM8V-H96 : accessed 14 Sep 2014), John Archibald Mclaren, 1877.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWKS-VN7 : accessed 17 Sep 2014), John Archibald Mclaren, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Mclaren, John Archibald; Regimental Number: 645618; Date of Birth: 16/11/1878; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7017 – 3; Item Number:166787; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=166787

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8N9-R1F : accessed 17 Sep 2014), John Archibald Mclaren and Marie Anshus, 09 Dec 1922; citing p. 129, Los Angeles, California, United States; FHL microfilm 2074332.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLK5-TPF : accessed 14 Sep 2014), John Archibald Mclaren, 15 Feb 1943; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13178, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1953638.

John Archibald McLaren, death notice, Vancouver Province, February 15, 1943, page 13; Vancouver Sun, February 15, 1943, page 14: “McLaren – Passed away Feb. 15, 1943, John Archibald McLaren, aged 65 years. Survived by his loving wife in Los Angeles, 1 sister, Mrs. George. A. Wilson, and a brother, Gordon B. McLaren, both of Vancouver. Funeral services will be held Tues., Feb. 10 [sic], at 2:30 p.m. in Nunn & Thomson’s Chapel, 10th Ave. and Cambie St., Cremation.”

 

Edith Gray McLaren (daughter of Ebenezer Duncan McLaren)

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVF8-PN4 : accessed 17 Sep 2014), Edith G. McLaren in household of Ebenezer D. McLaren, Brampton (Town), Peel, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 36; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13252, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1375888.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD81-SNY : accessed 17 Sep 2014), George Andrew Wilson and Edith Gray Mclaren, 23 Sep 1903; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11373, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983530.

“A Wedding at St. Andrew’s: Wilson – McLaren Nuptials: Well Known Mount Pleasant Pastor Was Married This Morning to the Daughter of Rev. E.d. McLaren, D.D., Secretary of Home Missions For the Presbvyterian Church in Canada,” Vancouver Province, September 23, 1903, page 3. [Includes long description of guests and presents.]

“Married: Wilson-MaLaren,” Vancouver World, September 23, 1903, page 3. [Includes long description of guests and presents.]

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLVT-DK3 : accessed 17 Sep 2014), George Andrew Wilson, 15 Feb 1944; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13182, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983205.

“Veteran Vancouver Pastor Killed in Automobile Crash,” Vancouver Province, February 16, 1944, page 10.

“Auto-Bus Crash Kills Pastor,” Vancouver Sun, February 16, 1944, page 2.

George Andrew Wilson, death notice, Vancouver Province, February 17, 1944, page 15; Vancouver Sun., February 17, 1944, page 15: “Wilson – Suddenly on Feb. 16, 1944, in hospital, Rev. Dr. George Andrew Wilson, 3498 Osler Ave., retired United Church clergyman, aged 78 years. Survived by his wife, at home; 1 son, Dr. Andrew Gordon McLaren Wilson, on active service, and 1 grandson. Funeral service in St. Andrew’s –Wesley Church St., Feb. 19, at 2 p.m., Rev. Dr. Oswald W.S. McCall officiating. Committal family plot, Ocean View Burial Park. Center & Hanna, directors.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLL4-65N : accessed 17 Sep 2014), Edith Grey Wilson, 02 Sep 1946; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13191, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032423.

 

Gordon Browning McLaren (son of Ebenezer Duncan McLaren)

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZD-2HC : accessed 17 Sep 2014), Gordon Browning Mclaren, 06 Jun 1890; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13809, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2114717.

British Columbia Birth Registrations, Registration Number 1890-09-115769; Gordon Browning McLaren; birth date: June 6, 1890; birth place: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=82936b81-7502-4a67-94d1-e75acb0f029e.

British Columbia Birth Registrations, Registration Number 1891-09- 006860; Evelyn Gladys Henderson; birth date: March 10, 1891; birth place: Victoria; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=12ad7ec0-e60a-40af-b6c1-c3e28b98001a.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8M-Q3B : accessed 17 Sep 2014), Gordon Browning Mclaren and Evelyn Gladys Henderson, 02 Sep 1922; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13743, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074225.

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KXHQ-FBG : accessed 17 Sep 2014), Gordon Browning Mclaren, 1936.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLBF-TTL : accessed 17 Sep 2014), Gordon Browning Mclaren, 22 Oct 1972; citing White Rock, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13320, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2050016.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FGMM-JDX : accessed 17 Sep 2014), Reitta Marion Mclaren, 02 Sep 1984; citing Parksville, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13641, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2073194.

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