McLellan, Harold Nelson (1882-1957)

Harold Nelson McLellan was a surveyor’s assistant and a clerk for the Imperial Oil refinery at Ioco, British Columbia. He lived at 1857 Alberni Street in 1920.

Harold Nelson McLellan was born on November 26, 1882 (or 1883), in Ottawa, Ontario. His father was David McLellan (1849-1933), who was a driver and stationary engineer. Harold’s mother was Margaret Ogilvie (1849-1932). The family lived for many years at 120 Augusta Street in Ottawa.

Until at least 1911, Harold was living with his parents in Ottawa. In 1909, he was working as a driver.

By 1918, Harold was working as a surveyor’s assistant. On June 27, 1918, in Vancouver he married Rhea Graham, who was born on September 25, 1885, in Hamilton, Ontario. Her father was Harry Graham (1854-1933), who was a hotel clerk. Rhea’s mother was Sarah Ogilvie (1858-1936).

Harold and Rhea lived at the following addresses in Vancouver

1919 number 21, 840 Nelson Street (Trafalger Mansions)
1920 1857 Alberni Street
1921 609 Heatley Avenue (Acadia Apartments)

In 1921, Harold was in Bull Harbour, on Hope Island, British Columbia. He was part of a crew that was establishing wireless radio stations along the Pacific coast.

By 1925, Harold was working for the Imperial Oil Company. He and Rhea were living in Ioco, which was Imperial Oil’s townsite for its refinery. (The name “Ioco” comes from “Imperial Oil Co.”).

Wrigley Henderson Amalgamated British Columbia Directory, 1925, page 135 (Ioco)

Wrigley Henderson Amalgamated British Columbia Directory, 1925, page 135 (Ioco)

View of Ioco townsite [detail], Vancouver City Archives, PAN N138; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/view-of-ioco-townsite

View of Ioco townsite [detail], Vancouver City Archives, PAN N138; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/view-of-ioco-townsite

View of Ioco Refinery from the water, 1920 [detail], Vancouver City Archives, Out P17; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/view-of-ioco-refinery-from-water

View of Ioco Refinery from the water, 1920 [detail], Vancouver City Archives, Out P17; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/view-of-ioco-refinery-from-water

Harold and Rhea lived in Ioco until the 1950s.

Harold was a member of the Freemasons.

Harold died in Ioco on September 22, 1957. He was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Rhea died in New Westminster, British Columbia, on May 16, 1959. She was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Burnaby.

Imperial Oil shut down the Ioco refinery in 1995. In 2002 the town-site became a heritage conservation area.

Harold and Rhea had the following children.

 

Unnamed baby girl McLellan

Harold and Rhea had a baby girl who was stillborn on August 24, 1921.

 

Harold David McLellan

Harold David McLellan was born in Vancouver on July 5, 1924.

In 1947 he obtained a degree in chemical engineering from University of British Columbia.

He worked for Bloedel, Stewart and Welch in Port Alberni. Later he began working for the Aluminum Company of Canada (Alcan), first in Arvida and Montreal, Quebec, and then for 32 years in Kitimat, British Columbia.

In 1958, Harold married Phyllis.

In 1971, Harold and another Alcan employee obtained a patent relating to the operation of the aluminum smelter. They assigned the patent to Alcan.

Harold David McLellan, co-inventor, United States Patent Number 3616317; http://www.freepatentsonline.com/3616317.pdf: Aluminum Pot Line and Method of Operating Same.

Harold David McLellan, co-inventor, United States Patent Number 3616317; http://www.freepatentsonline.com/3616317.pdf: Aluminum Pot Line and Method of Operating Same.

Phyllis died on March 7, 1998.

Harold died in Saanich, British Columbia, on August 13, 1912.

 

Gordon N. McLellan

Gordon McLellan was born in 1925 in British Columbia, probably in Vancouver. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia in 1948.

He worked for Esso Chemical of Canada in Sarnia, Ontario.

He was married to Doris.

Gordon died in Sarnia in May 1982.

 

Sources

David McLellan (father of Harold Nelson McLellan)

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLY-47P : 13 November 2014), David Mclellan, Victoria Ward, Ottawa City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148161; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148161-00644.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHLB-32P : 13 November 2014), David Mclellan, A, Ottawa (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 15, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9Y-S7GR : 2 March 2015), David Mclellan, 1911; citing Census, Ottawa Sub-Districts 1-3, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,513.

1921 Canada Census, David McLellan [indexed as David McClillan], Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 76; Census Place: By Ward – Part of St George´s Ward, Ottawa, Ontario; Page Number: 21; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JKDZ-MFN : 11 December 2014), David Mclellan, 25 Mar 1933; citing Ottawa, , Ontario, 010390, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,358,596.

David McLellan, death notice, Ottawa Citizen, March 27, 1933, page 6; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=BOkuAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vdsFAAAAIBAJ&pg=7368%2C931251: “McLellan—At his residence, 120 Augusta St. on Saturday, March 25th 1933. David McLellan, in his 85th year. Funeral service at above address on Monday, 27th inst., at 2:30 p.m.

 

Margaret Ogilvie (mother of Harold Nelson McLellan)

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLY-475 : 13 November 2014), Margaret Mclellan, Victoria Ward, Ottawa City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148161; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148161-00644.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHLB-325 : 13 November 2014), Maggie Mclellan in household of David Mclellan, A, Ottawa (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 15, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9Y-S7GT : 2 March 2015), Marguerite Mclellan in entry for David Mclellan, 1911; citing Census, Ottawa Sub-Districts 1-3, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,513.

1921 Canada Census, Marguerite McLellan [indexed as Marguerite McClillan ] in household of David McLellan [indexed as David McClillan], Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 76; Census Place: By Ward – Part of St George´s Ward, Ottawa, Ontario; Page Number: 21; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JKHC-QN1 : 11 December 2014), Margaret Mclellan, 26 Oct 1932; citing Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, 11582, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,367,814.

Margaret Oglivie McLellan, death notice, Ottawa Citizen, October 27, 1932, page 6, https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=suguAAAAIBAJ&sjid=tdsFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6974%2C5805698: “McLellan—At a local hospital, on Wednesday, Oct. 26th, 1932, Margaret Ogilvie, beloved wife of David McLellan, in her 82nd year. Funeral from her late residence, 120 Augusta St., on Saturday, Oct. 29th, at 2.30 p.m., to Beechwood cemetery.”

 

Harold Nelson McLellan

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLY-47R : 13 November 2014), Harold Mclellan, Victoria Ward, Ottawa City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148161; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148161-00645.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHLB-32R : 13 November 2014), Harold N Mclellan in household of David Mclellan, A, Ottawa (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 15, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=4132&highlight=15&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Harold+S.+McLellan.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9Y-S7GY : 2 March 2015), Harold Mclellan in entry for David Mclellan, 1911; citing Census, Ottawa Sub-Districts 1-3, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,513.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8P-JCM : 21 January 2016), Harold Nelson Mclellan and Rhea Graham, 27 Jun 1918; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11388, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,984,109.

H.N. McLellan and Rhea Grahame [sic], marriage notice, Vancouver Sun, June 30, 1918, page 12: “Grahame-McLellan—Rhea Grahame of Hamilton, Ont., to H.N. McLellan of Vancouver, B.C., on June 27, at St. Paul’s Church, by the Rev. Harold G. King. Hamilton papers please copy.

1921 Canada Census, Harold Nelson McLellan in household of Leonard Whitworth Stephenson [index refers to Thomas Rowcliffe as head of household]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 14; Census Place: Port Hardy, Comox, British Columbia; Page Number: 5; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

Leonard Whitworth Stephenson, http://www.marconi-veterans.org/?cat=5. Refers to Leonard Whitworth Stephenson (1881-1970) as member of the Marconi Veterans Association.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLB6-KDW : 30 September 2015), Leonard Whitworth Stephenson, 1970.

In 1921, Harold and Rhea were living in the Acadia Apartments, at 609 Heatley Avenue in Vancouver: information from death certificate of unnamed baby girl McLellan: “British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6G-JDQV : 5 October 2015), Mclellan, 1921.

The Ioco Townsite Story, http://www.portmoody.ca/index.aspx?page=109

Ioco, Port Moody, Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ioco,_Port_Moody

Imperial Oil, http://www.portmoody.ca/index.aspx?page=842

Ioco: Life in a Company Town; http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/sgc-cms/histoires_de_chez_nous-community_memories/pm_v2.php?id=exhibit_home&fl=0&lg=English&ex=679

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5M-58M : 30 September 2015), Harold Nelson Mc Lellan, 1957.

Harold Nelson McLellan, death notice, Vancouver Province, September 24, 1957, page 25; Vancouver Sun, September 24, 1957, page 24; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=50BlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=44kNAAAAIBAJ&pg=3299%2C4363222: McLellan—On Sept. 22, 1957, at his residence, 302—2nd Ave., Ioco, Harold Nelson McLellan, in his 74th year. Survived by his wife, Rhea; 2 sons, Harold, Kitimat; Gordon, Sarnia, Ont.,; 1 grandchild; 1 brother, Earnest; 1 sister, Mrs. E. Macey, Ottawa. Funeral service Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 3 p.m., n the Funeral Home of S. Bowell and Sons, under auspices of De Wolfe Lodge, 78 A.F.  and A.M., Rev. H. W. Richardson officiating. Cremation.”

Masonic Cemetery, Burnaby, British Columbia, http://www.masoniccemetery.bc.ca/m-letter.html: McLellan, Harold Nelson; date of burial: 04/09/1958; location: 877-01-B

 

Harry Graham (father of Rhea Ogilvie Graham)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH21-J73 : 13 November 2014), Harry Groham, B, Hamilton (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 7, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=52753&highlight=47&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Harry+Graham; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z002/pdf/z000067589.pdf

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9T-D5X8 : 2 March 2015), Harry Graham, 1911; citing Census, Hamilton West Sub-Districts 1-22, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,501.

1921 Canada Census, Henry Graham in household of Avelia Burnett; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 98; Census Place: Hamilton (City), Wentworth, Ontario; Page Number: 15; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JKX5-K2Q : 3 January 2015), Henry Graham, 20 Sep 1933; citing Hamilton, , Ontario, 036549, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,358,848.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK1J-BVVF : 15 December 2015), Henry Graham, ; Burial, Hamilton, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Hamilton Cemetery; citing record ID 148381655, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=148381655.

 

Sarah Ogilvie (mother of Rhea Ogilvie Graham)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH21-J7Q : 13 November 2014), Sarah Groham in household of Harry Groham, B, Hamilton (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 7, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=52753&highlight=48&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Sarah+Graham; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z002/pdf/z000067589.pdf

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9T-D5XD : 2 March 2015), Sarah Graham in entry for Harry Graham, 1911; citing Census, Hamilton West Sub-Districts 1-22, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,501.

1921 Canada Census, Sarah Graham in household of Avelia Burnett; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 98; Census Place: Hamilton (City), Wentworth, Ontario; Page Number: 15; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JKJV-4BD : 11 December 2014), Sarah Ann Ogilvie Graham, 21 May 1936; citing Hamilton, , Ontario, 038258, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,426,620.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK1J-BKKK : 11 July 2016), Sarah Ogilvie Graham, ; Burial, Hamilton, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Hamilton Cemetery; citing record ID 148381656, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=148381656.

 

Rhea Ogilvie Graham (wife of Harold Nelson McLellan)

“Ontario Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLT7-9ZR : 5 December 2014), Rhea Ogilvie Graham, 25 Sep 1885; citing Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,872,228.

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2FC-RZR : 27 November 2014), Rhea Ogilvie Graham, 25 Sep 1885; citing Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, 25 Sep 1885, reference 901461; FHL microfilm 1,872,228.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1911,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMZK-5ZG : 15 January 2016), Rhea Ogilvie Graham, 25 Sep 1885; citing Birth, Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,872,228.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH21-J7W : 13 November 2014), Rhea Groham in household of Harry Groham, B, Hamilton (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 7, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=52753&highlight=48&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Sarah+Graham; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z002/pdf/z000067589.pdf.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9T-D5X6 : 2 March 2015), Rhea Graham in entry for Harry Graham, 1911; citing Census, Hamilton West Sub-Districts 1-22, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,501.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLR3-JQ8 : 30 September 2015), Rhea Ogilvie Mclellan, 1959.

Rhea Ogilvie McLellan, death notice, Vancouver Province, May 19, 1959, page 28; Vancouver Sun, May 19, 1959, page 36: “McLellan—On May 16, 1959, in Royal Columbian Hospital, Rhea Ogilvie McLellan of 302 2nd Ave., Ioco, B.C., aged 73 years. Survived by 2 sons. H.D. McLellan, Kitimat, B.C.; Gordon N. McLellan, Sarnia, Ont.; 2 grandchildren, Douglas and Lea Anne, and 1 sister, Mrs. J.R. Burwash, Hamilton, ONt. Funeral service Wednesday, May 20 at 1:30 p.m. from the funeral home of S. Bowell & Sons, Rev. H.W. Richardson officiating. Interment Masonic Cemetery, North Burnaby.

Masonic Cemetery, Burnaby, British Columbia, http://www.masoniccemetery.bc.ca/m-letter.html: McLellan, Rhea Ogilivie: date of burial:05/20/1959;location: 877-02-B.

 

Unnamed baby girl McLellan (daughter of Harold Nelson McLellan)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6G-JDQV : 5 October 2015), Mclellan, 1921.

 

Harold David McLellan (son of Harold Nelson McLellan)

McLELLAN, Harold (Harry) David, death notice, Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Aug. 17 to Aug. 19, 2012; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?pid=159230823: “Harry was born July 5, 1924 in Vancouver, BC and passed away in the Saanich Peninsula Hospital on Monday, August 13, 2012. He grew up and was educated in Ioco, BC where his father was employed with Imperial Oil Co. and graduated from UBC in 1947 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He started his career with Bloedel, Stewart and Welch in Port Alberni but soon transferred to Alcan where he worked initially in Arvida and Montreal, Quebec and then for 32 years in Kitimat, BC. Harry was predeceased by his dear wife, Phyllis on March 7, 1998. They had met in Kitimat and were married in 1958 sharing 40 years in a wonderful and loving marriage. He is predeceased also by his parents and younger brother, Gordon. Harry is survived by his sister-in- law, Doris McLellan, nephew Douglas McLellan and niece Lea Anne Johnson, five great-nephews, two great-great-nieces and one great-great- nephew. A Memorial Service will be held at St Michael and All Angels Anglican Church at 4733 West Saanich Road on Thursday, August 23 at 2 p.m. officiated by the Rector with a reception to follow in the church hall. Flowers are gratefully declined in favour of donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon or the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation. His ashes will lie alongside those of Phyllis in St Michael and All Angels’ cemetery. Harry, following in his father’s footsteps was proud to be a Freemason. He was a member of Kitimat Lodge No. 169, Saanich Peninsula Lodge No. 89 and Victoria Lodge of Education and Research.”

University of British Columbia; Harold D. McLellan Chemical Engineering Scholarship; Awards totalling $1,200 awarded to outstanding students entering Chemical engineering; http://www.chbe.ubc.ca/academics/undergraduate/awards-funding-opportunities/.

 

Gordon N. McLellan (son of Harold Nelson McLellan)

UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring 1983, page 28; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/ubcpublications/alumchron/items/1.0116067:“Gordon N. McLellan, BASc ’48, May, 1982 in Sarnia, Ontario. He was employed by Esso Chemical of Canada. Survived by his wife, Doris, his son, Douglas, and his daughter, Lea Anne, as well as by brother Harold (BASc ’ 47) and two grandsons.”

Canada Gen Web, Cemetery Project, Gordon N. McLellan; http://geneofun.on.ca/names/photo/1494482?PHPSESSID=438cf8acdb0d624e3eee47b2d5906fd0: Gordon N. McLELLAN (1925-1982); Lakeview Cemetery, Section: P; 1016 Colborne Rd , Sarnia, Sarnia Township; Lambton County, ON.

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