McLaren, John Gordon (1872-1934)

John Gordon McLaren was a mining engineer. He lived at 1846 Haro Street from 1918 to 1934. His wife, Marietta, was at 1846 Haro Street in 1917 and from 1935 to 1940.

John Gordon McLaren was born in London, England, on January 27, 1872. His father was John William McLaren. His mother was Anna Eliza Maberley (or Mosley).

John became a mining engineer and worked in California, South America and Australia. (According to immigration record in August 1911, he was missing the first finger of his right hand. This might have been from an accident, although it is not clear when this might have occurred.)

From 1898 to 1909 John was in the Yukon Territory, where he continued his mining activities.

On November 5, 1910, in Essex, New York State, John married Marietta Moore. She was born about 1873 in New York. Her father was Harrison Burtis Moore, who was the president of a lighterage business. Her mother was Marietta Christie.

The Trow City Directory Co.'s, Formerly Wilson's, Copartnership and Corporation Directory of New York City, Trow, 1889, page 193.

The Trow City Directory Co.’s, Formerly Wilson’s, Copartnership and Corporation Directory of New York City, Trow, 1889, page 193.

Marietta had been married before, in 1894. Her first husband was Jesse William Johnson, who was a lawyer. His father was Jesse Johnson (1842-1918), who was a judge on the New York Supreme Court for two years. By 1907, Marietta had begun the process of getting a divorce.

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn New York, May 16 1907, page 20

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn New York, May 16 1907, page 20

 

John and Marietta arrived in Vancouver shortly after their marriage. They lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1910 1001 Georgia Street (Glencoe Lodge)
1911 to 1916 1700 Haro Street
1917 to 1934 1846 Haro Street (listed as 1844 in 1917)
1935 to 1940 1846 Haro Street (Marietta McLaren)

John’s businesses in Vancouver included insurance, loans, and estate management. He also kept up his involvement in mining. For example, in 1919 he obtained a mining lease in the Cariboo area of British Columbia.

British Columbia Order in Council 0274/1919, February 24, 1919; approving John Gordon McLaren’s application for a mining lease; http://bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/oic/arc_oic/0274_1919

British Columbia Order in Council 0274/1919, February 24, 1919; approving John Gordon McLaren’s application for a mining lease; http://bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/oic/arc_oic/0274_1919

John and Marietta appeared in the Vancouver social directories in 1914 and 1927. John was a member of the Vancouver Club. John and Marietta belonged to the Jericho Country Club.

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 46

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 46

Greater Vancouver Social and Club Register, 1927, page 54

Greater Vancouver Social and Club Register, 1927, page 54

John and Marietta lived in Vancouver until the 1930s.

John died in Vancouver on March 31, 1934.

Marietta continued to live in the house at 1846 Haro Street until 1940.

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1940, page 839

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1940, page 839

It appears that Marietta died in 1948, although details of her life after 1940 are not available.

 

Sources

John Gordon McLaren

John Gordon McLaren, British Columbia from the Earliest Times to the Present,  volume 4, edited by E. O. S. Scholefield, and Frederic William Howay; Vancouver, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, page 189; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf04schouoft#page/189/mode/1up: “Since 1909 John Gordon McLaren has been engaged in practice in Vancouver as a mining engineer and prior to settling here he was professionally employed in California, South America and Australia. In 1898 he went to the Yukon Territory on behalf of an English company, remaining there until 1909. He still retains a large interest in a dredging company operating about sixty miles west of Dawson, in the 40 Mile District. He is a member of the Vancouver Club.”

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XHR-GG5 : 1 October 2014), John Gordon Mclaren, 1872; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Kensington, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2Q9V-K58 : 27 December 2014), John Gordon Mclaren, Feb 1907; citing Immigration, Eastern US Ports, United States, T-514, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFM4-GTY : 6 December 2014), John Gordon McLaren, 29 Sep 1909; citing departure port Southampton, England, arrival port New York, ship name Teutonic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.). [refers to brother: Ronald McLaren]

“New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FFRZ-LG3 : 24 January 2016), John Gordon Mclaren and Marietta Moore, 05 Nov 1910; citing county clerk’s office, Essex, New York, United States; FHL microfilm 1,029,747.

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJGN-6PT : 6 December 2014), John Gordan McLaren, 11 Oct 1911; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Oceanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

1921 Canada Census, John Gordon McLaren [indexed as John Gordeen Mc Lareu], Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 1; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGF-GWL : 30 September 2015), John Gordon Mclaren, 1934.

“Gordon M’Laren Called by Death; Was One of First to Go to Klondike During the Gold Rush,” Vancouver Province, March 31, 1934, page 2:

“Well known in Vancouver and the Yukon, John Gordon McLaren, retired mining engineer, died early this morning at his residence, 1846 Haro street. He was one of the first to enter the Klondike goldfields, and was one of the best known and most popular figures in the fold are at that time. He was a native of London and had resided in Vancouver for twenty-three years. He is survived by his wife.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in St. Paul’s Church, Jervis and Pendrell streets. Center & Hanna, [funeral directors], are in charge of the arrangements.”

 

Harrison B Moore (father of Marietta Moore)

“Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4MP-SHQ : 4 December 2014), Harrison Moor, 05 Sep 1842; citing St Albans, Somerset, Maine; FHL microfilm 12,062.

“United States Census, 1850,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6V7-2WX : 9 November 2014), Harrison Moor in household of Samuel Moor, Saint Albans, Somerset, Maine, United States; citing family 549, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“United States Census, 1860”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDCC-7D3 : 30 December 2015), Harrison Moor in entry for Samuel Moor, 1860.

“New York State Census, 1865,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVNV-SYP4 : accessed 15 July 2016), Harrison B Moore in household of Jonathon Moore, Ward 17, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States; citing source p. 46, line 41, household ID 364, county clerk, board of supervisors and surrogate court offices from various counties.  Utica and East Hampton Public Libraries, New York; FHL microfilm 1,930,210.

“New York State Census, 1875,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNJW-GKH : 16 November 2014), Harry B Moore in household of Harrison B Moore, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States; citing p. 9, line 27, State Library, Albany; FHL microfilm 1,930,212.

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZ82-17J : 24 December 2015), Harmon B Moore, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States; citing enumeration district ED 71, sheet 569B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0844; FHL microfilm 1,254,844.

“New York State Census, 1892,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ3H-F9H : 6 November 2014), Harrison B Moore, 1892; citing Brooklyn, Ward 01, E.D. 15, county offices, New York; FHL microfilm 1,930,226.

New York State Census, 1905, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SPFQ-RVR : 26 November 2014), Harrison B Moore, Manhattan, A.D. 19, E.D. 27, New York, New York; citing p. 44, line 28, county offices, New York.; FHL microfilm 1,433,095.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M5ZJ-4PG : 29 October 2015), Harrison B Moore, Manhattan Ward 22, New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1390, sheet 3B, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,061.

“New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24HN-9LY : 20 March 2015), Harrison Burtis Moore in entry for Harrison Moore, Jr. and Helen King, 10 Feb 1891; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,452,073.

 

Marrietta Christie (mother of Marietta Moore)

“New York State Census, 1875,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNJW-GK4 : 16 November 2014), Marrietta H Moore in household of Harrison B Moore, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States; citing p. 9, line 26, State Library, Albany; FHL microfilm 1,930,212.

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZ82-17V : 24 December 2015), Mary E Moore in household of Harmon B Moore, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States; citing enumeration district ED 71, sheet 569B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0844; FHL microfilm 1,254,844.

“New York State Census, 1892,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ3H-F9H : 6 November 2014), Harrison B Moore, 1892; citing Brooklyn, Ward 01, E.D. 15, county offices, New York; FHL microfilm 1,930,226.

New York State Census, 1905, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SPFQ-RVT : 26 November 2014), Marietta Moore in household of Harrison B Moore, Manhattan, A.D. 19, E.D. 27, New York, New York; citing p. 44, line 29, county offices, New York.; FHL microfilm 1,433,095.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M5ZJ-4PP : 29 October 2015), Marietta H Moore in household of Harrison B Moore, Manhattan Ward 22, New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1390, sheet 3B, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,061.

 

Jesse William Johnson (husband of Marietta Moore)

Hon. Jesse Johnson, The Vermonter, 1895, page 170, https://books.google.ca/books?id=jUE5AQAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA170&lpg=RA1-PA170&dq=jesse+johnson+new+york+supreme+court&source=bl&ots=kOHAnTvK2H&sig=fcqnsYfJJCenei1_tjgjoBcaWKs&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi_4-TI3PTNAhUX_WMKHUT0AUQQ6AEIGzAA#v=onepage&q=jesse%20johnson%20new%20york%20supreme%20court&f=false

“New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WNL-HH6 : 20 March 2015), Jesse Johnson, 31 Oct 1918; citing Death, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,324,328.

“Jesse Johnson Dies in His 77th Year; Served Two Years on Supreme Court Bench and Was at One Time U.S. District Attorney; Long and Notable Career; Memger of Constitutional Convention of 1894,” Brooklyn Daily Standard Union, November 1, 1918, page 20.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2SS-4HCD : 15 March 2016), Jesse Johnson, 1918; Burial, Brooklyn, Kings (Brooklyn), New York, United States of America, Green-Wood Cemetery; citing record ID 157446403, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=157446403.

“New York, Kings County Estate Files, 1866-1923,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N7LG-XJ8 : 6 December 2014), Sarah E Johnson, 1897; Surrogate Court, Brooklyn; FHL microfilm 4252427.

“Mrs. Johnson’s Will; Left All her Estate to her Husband and Son,” Brooklyn Daily Standard Union, August 12, 1897, page 4.

 

Marietta Moore (wife of John Gordon McLaren)

“New York State Census, 1875,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNJW-GKZ : 16 November 2014), Marrietta Moore in household of Harrison B Moore, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States; citing p. 9, line 29, State Library, Albany; FHL microfilm 1,930,212.

Jessie William Johnson and Marietta Moore, marriage announcement, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, November 25, 1894, page 7; Brooklyn NY Daily Eagle 1894 Grayscale – 4292.pdf: “Johnson—Moore—On Wednesday, November 21, by the Rev. Dr. R.B. Kelsay, Marietta, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Moore, to Jess William Johnson.”

Johnson—Moore, wedding description, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, November 22, 1894, page 7.

New York State Census, 1905, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SPFQ-RV1 : 26 November 2014), Marietta Johnson in household of Harrison B Moore, Manhattan, A.D. 19, E.D. 27, New York, New York; citing p. 44, line 32, county offices, New York.; FHL microfilm 1,433,095. [probably Marietta Moore before her divorce]

“Jesse W. Johnson Sued; Referee for Divorce; wife, the Plaintiff, a Sister of Harrison B. Moore, a Divorce Defendant; She Had Social Aspirations,” The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn New York, May 16 1907, page 20.

“Wife Sues J.W. Johnson; Divorce Recommended in Case Involving Prominent Families,” New York Press, May 17, 1907, [page number illegible].

Brooklyn Life, March 21, 1908, page 23: “Mr. and Mrs. Harrison B. Moore, who were at Palm Beach ‘earlier in the season, have returned from Nassau. They arrived last week, making the trip from Miami in their own automobile accompanied by Miss Marietta Moore and Miss Christie.”

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M5ZJ-4P5 : 29 October 2015), Marietta Moore in household of Harrison B Moore, Manhattan Ward 22, New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1390, sheet 3B, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,061.

“New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FFRZ-LGW : 24 January 2016), John Gordon Mclaren and Marietta Moore, 05 Nov 1910; citing county clerk’s office, Essex, New York, United States; FHL microfilm 1,029,747.

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJGN-6PY : 6 December 2014), Marietta McLaren, 11 Oct 1911; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Oceanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902-1956,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q23H-R7W8 : 20 May 2016), Marietta McLaren, 1916; citing  NARA microfilm publication M1480 and M1482 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); roll 00080, FHL microfilm 1,283,698.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPYZ-DJD : 27 November 2014), Marietta Mclaren, 20 May 1918; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Buffalo, New York,, line , NARA microfilm publication M1480, roll 80, NARA record group 85, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

1921 Canada Census, Marietta McLaren [indexed as Marietta McLareu] in household of John Gordon McLaren [indexed as John Gordeen Mc Lareu], Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 1; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XGR4-YXQ : 27 November 2014), Marietta Mclaren, 11 Dec 1935; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Buffalo, New York,, line , NARA microfilm publication M1480, roll 80, NARA record group 85, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

“New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902-1956,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q23H-R7H6 : 20 May 2016), Marietta McLaren, 1935; citing  NARA microfilm publication M1480 and M1482 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); roll 00080, FHL microfilm 1,283,698.

Ancestry.com references to Marietta Moore (1873-1948).