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101 daughter of Kennedy of Carmucks Kennedy, Jean
102 Graduated 1935 with a degree in Sociology from University of Wisconsin - see the source info for her head shot from the yearbook.

Seems to have worked for the university for a number of years following graduation. 
Mackechnie, Mary Frances
103 Though his birth record uses the spelling Stewart, the family used Stuart and his grandson was given the same naming as his middle name. According to Peter Stuart Showman. Mackechnie, Ronald Stuart
104 Jo Currie that Lachlan's second wife was "Catherine MacQuarrie [or Una Macdonald?]" For now, we will take the first name. Maclean, Catherine
105 According to the obituary of his son Donald MacLean, and the birth locations of his children Bruce and Sibella, Charles must have moved his family back to Scotland for 1845-1851.

Charles went blind in 1819 at the age of 13 from a form of ophthalmia, as did his brother John at the same time. 
Maclean, Charles
106 A description of his life is available online at:



Maclean, Donald MD, LL.D
107 I suspect that:

- when widowed, she kep the name Lillias Grant Traill
- she remarried in 1881 Arthur Joseph Falkner, who was born 1835 in Hamilton
- by 1901 she was widowed again, and was a lodger in in Brandon Manitoba under the name Lillias Falkner
- she had a total of 9 siblings

All of these records can be found at 
Maclean, Lilias Grant
108 Oyama Cemetary listing is here: Martlew, Alice
109 "Guelph Mayor" is how it is written in the research. I have to imagine that it was probably a man who had the job of Mayor of Guelph, but i'm entering it as-is for now. Mayor, Guelph
110 The birth record calls him George Johnson McArthur, but the family bible and his marriage cert both call him George Keith. McArthur, George Keith
111 Peter Taylor McArthur's notes say he died in 1981, not 1991. I don't know which is right. McArthur, Henry Currie "Harry"
112 The family bible records the birth at April 27 rather than May 4, but in this case I choose the official record. McArthur, Jemima Catherine Ann "Mina"
113 The 1901 census lists his name as albert born on the 20th, but i trust the birth certificate more. McIntyre, Arthur (or Albert?)
114 Could first name be "Laurence" ? McIntyre, Lawrence
115 According to the US 1930 census, Archie immigrated to the US in 1905. McLaren, Archibald Kerr "Archie"
116 Archie K. McLaren died peacefully at home on August 13, 2004, at the age of 95, preceded in death by his wife Ruth, in January 2003.
Archie was born in Seattle in 1908, and was very proud to have begun working to help his family at the age of eight, selling papers on the Steamer Dawn in Mercer Island, Washington. He began a career at sea in his late teens, completing his first voyage around the world before he was 21. By the end of 1934 he had completed 38 round trips to Yokohama, Kobe, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Manila. He worked for the Dollar Steamship Lines and later for the Military Sea Transportation Service (M.S.T.S.) well into the 1950s, working his way up from Assistant Freight Clerk to Purser. In the mid 1950s he stopped going to sea and began working for the Social Security Administration, first in Washington state, then in San Diego and Escondido. He worked for Social Security for 22 years, retiring in 1978 at age 70. But total retirement didn't appeal to him, so he continued to work part-time for many years, working for the Norman Insurance Agency and giving seminars on Medicare for senior citizens. He was active in the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) for many years, serving as President of NARFE Local #63. Archie's interest in travel never waned, and he continue to travel frequently to Europe and to take cruises well into his eighties, visiting Morocco, Russia, Greece and the Alaskan coastline. Archie was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Washington state and Oceanside.
Archie will be greatly missed by many fiends and relatives, including: daughter, Susan Musser; sister, Jean Henry; nieces Jeanne and Elizabeth; grand-nieces and nephews Manu, Jannat, and Matthew; his distant cousin (and sometimes traveling companion) Richard McLaren and family Selagh, Josh, Morgan and Zach; and long-time friend Tamra Ruddeck.
We will miss Archie's wonderful stories and many sea voyages and his very special sense of humor. 
McLaren, Archie K.
117 Biography / Administrative History
Audrey (Babs) McLaren was born 31 October, 1916, in Hythe, England. Her parents moved to Canada when she was one year old. She was educated in Hamilton, Ontario; Montreux, Switzerland; and Florence, Italy. In 1941, she joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. At the end of the Second World War, she joined the National Film Board as a film cutter and became a film technician the following year. At the Film Board, she met Alma Duncan, with whom she formed the film company, Dunclaren Productions, in 1951, where she acted as cameraman. After Dunclaren ceased its activities, she worked as a photographer.

(from archives of canada - see sources) 
McLaren, Eleanor Audrey "Babs"
118 Note that his memorial in Hamilton Cemetary states that he was born at Oak Bank, Hamilton. McLaren, Lt. Colonel Henry
119 Jean's obituary notice, printed in either the Seattle Times or the Seattle PI on 31 July 2005. Found at

Jean McLaren Henry passed away peacefully on July 18, 2005 in Bellevue at age 92. Jean was born on a Hood River Oregon in 1912. In 1916 her family moved to Mercer Island. She commuted to Seattle on the Steamer Dawn and the Yesler cable car to attend Garfield High School, graduating in l930. In l934 Jean married Jack Henry (died l997) and moved to Bainbridge Is. As a roving reporter for the Bainbridge Review, she also wrote about Japanese families sent from the island to internment camps during WW II. In l947 the Henrys moved to Bellevue, where they lived 50 years of their 63 years of marriage. Jean attended the UW studying botany, literature and poetry. By the 70's Jean became a noted artist winning many awards at art shows. She was an active member of Women Painters of WA until l997. She loved gardening, and was an active member of the Arboretum Foundation. Her zest for life included activities of hiking, horseback riding, and canoeing with Jack to remote Indian villages off Vancouver Is. Sweet-natured and sociable, she reached out to people of all cultures with a deep and abiding love of life and learning. Jean is survived by daughters Jeannie Chauhan & Elizabeth Henry; grandchildren Manu & Jannat Gargi, Matthew Jeffcott; and great-grandsons Milo & August Pepper. Remembrances are suggested to the Arboretum Foundation 206-325-4510 and the Alzheimer's Assoc. 206-363-5500. 
McLaren, Jean
120 I believe that the 1881 census incorrectly lists Michael J. McLaren - I think it was a typo, intended to be Richard J. McLaren, since the dates align so closely with the personal family records, and his age listed on his marriage record.

Richard was killed in action in WW1. 
McLaren, Major Richard Juson "Dickie"
121 A letter by John Heddle to Patsy's sons:

Time is too short for me to come or to send a physical letter, I fear.

For my most enjoyable summer, ever, in 1956 when I was 16, I was privileged to be the "Wood, Mail, and Ice" boy at Norway Point, a sort of half-time slave to Jane, occasional helper to Aunt Sally, and sometime annoyance to Uncle George. During July of this lovely sojourn, there was a constant buzz about what would happen "when Patsy arrives", which she did in time for the long weekend in August. No mention had been made of the quiet, wonderful, Norman nor of the four - FOUR - loud and active boys and a young girl helper at least in the same tone of voice as to impress deeply.

What a change in atmosphere! Notwithstanding the demands of motherhood before electricity, in three days she had the dingy - the one that I had just spent several days sanding, varnishing, and bailing - in the regatta and won third place, solo. I had yet to hoist its sail. The rest of my life was spent in undying admiration of her energy, spirit, and wisdom. For many years, we visited from Kleinburg in the winter for skiing, tobogganing, tea, and conversations.

A great moment, remembered ever so vividly was when she stood in the aisle, hand raised at first, and stopped the funeral directors from removing the casket at Norman's funeral until "When The Saints Go Marching In" was finished so that Norman would hear all of it.

Luckily, we had talked by telephone in July and her voice was cheery though quavering.

We have all suffered a great loss, you four obviously the most. We will never forget her and always love her memory.

McLaren, Sarah Paterson "Patsy"
122 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living
123 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living
124 If he had survived, wouldn't he be in the 1851 census? But he isn't. McLaren, William
125 William lists his residence as Pittsburgh PA on his wedding certificate, so he might have moved there with his wife, I need to check. McLaren, William Frederick "Willy"
126 He has a page at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online:

William was on the board of directors of Canada Life at it's creation. 
McLaren, William Paterson
127 James has a wikipedia page:

He was, among other things, Mayor of Toronto about 1881-1883. 
McMurrich, James Playfair
128 John McMurrich was an important figure in Ontario in the mid to late 1800s as a businessman and politician. His biography page is worth reading.

He has a page on the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online:

He has a wikipedia page: 
McMurrich, John
129 Description from:

McMurrich, William Barclay, M.A., Toronto , was born at the city just named, on the 1st of November, 1842. He is the eldest son of the late Hon. John McMurrich and Janet Dickson. His father came from Renfrewshire, and his mother from Lanarkshire, in Scotland. The McMurrichs are a branch of the clan Chattan, and formerly the bards of the clans, transmitting the traditions from generation to generation. John McMurrich engaged in business for a time in Glasgow , and came to this country in 1835. His mercantile and political career is well known. He established three mercantile houses - one at Hamilton , one at Kingston, and one at Toronto - but he was mainly known by his long connection with the Toronto house, of which he remained a partner until his death, on the 13th February, 1883. William Barclay McMurrich is names after the Rev. Dr. Barclay, who was pastor of the old St. Andrew's church, then situated on Adelaide street. His early education was obtained at the Grammar school, at the corner of Jarvis and Richmond streets, and at Knox Academy, situated on the present site of the Queen's Hotel . Subsequently he studied in the Upper Canada College, where he showed many marks of proficiency, and afterwards matriculated at Toronto University . He applied himself to the study of the natural sciences, and was golf medalist in 1863; and four years later obtained his M.A. degree. Mr. McMurrich then studied law in John Leys' office, and was called to the bar in 1866; after which he entered into a partnership with Mr. Leys for the practice of law, which partnership continued until 1874, when the firm of McMurrich, Howard & Drayton, of which he is the head, was formed. The latter have since retired, the firm now being McMurrich & Urquhart. In 1868 Mr. McMurrich first sought the public confidence of his fellow citizens, and was elected as public school trustee for St. Andrew's ward, which position he held for nearly eight years, (being twice elected by acclamation and twice after contests), and on resigning was appointed solicitor to the board, which office he still holds. While a public school trustee, besides acting on other committees, he was chairman of the sites and building committee. In 1872, as chairman of the school board reception committee, he obtained much credit for the successful arrangements made in connection with Lord Dufferin's visit to the public schools. As a trustee he took an active interest in providing education for the large number of children then wandering at large in our streets, and preparing for lives of sin and crime. He visited New York and Massachusetts, and investigated the working of the industrial schools in those states; and, on returning, prepared a minute report, which was adopted by the board. As a result of his labours, the old House of Refuge and six acres of land were secured for the purpose of making an experiment in Toronto. Complications, however, afterwards arising, prevented his scheme being carried out. While on the board he was also instrumental in procuring a standing committee on printing and supplies, and in having taken steps for the formation of a free public library, which has since become an accomplished fact. In 1879 Mr. McMurrich was a candidate for aldermanic honours in St. Patrick's ward, and received the largest majority ever given to a councillor in this city. He at once took a leading part in civic affairs, and was appointed chairman of the court of revision. During that year the Marquis of Lorne and Princess Louise visited the city, and Mr. McMurrich very successfully discharged the duties of chairman of the reception committee. The following year he was returned by acclamation, and received the highest offices in the gift of the council, namely, that of representative of the city on the Northern Railway board of directors, and of chairman of the executive committee. While in the council he devoted considerable attention to the "local improvement" system, which has been advocated for years by the city press, and in furtherance of the project visited a number of American cities where the system is in vogue. He made several reports to the council on the subject, and that body ultimately adopted a scheme which is giving every satisfaction. The next year, 1881, he was a candidate for the position of chief magistrate of the city, and defeated Mr. Close by a majority of 1,160 votes. His record during the first year of his administration proved him to be one of the best mayors Toronto has had. As mayor he drew up a manual of the City of Toronto, entirely his own work, which was a consolidation of the Beaty and Mowat by-laws, and a number of amendments. The financial affairs of the city by this arrangement were placed upon such a basis that the city cannot be defrauded except by collusion of the corporation officials from the mayor downward. The committee of the council to whom the matter was referred thanked the mayor for the labour which he had taken upon himself in preparing the draft of the consolidated by-law, and placing it before them in printed form. Mr. McMurrich has also been the means of inaugurating the system of deposits by contractors doing work for the city, the non-fulfilment of their contracts entailing a forfeiture of the amounts deposited. As a reward the citizens returned him by acclamation to fill the civic chair for a second term. Mr. McMurrich has also filled other positions of trust in the gift of his fellow citizens. In St. Andrew's Society, after serving as secretary, he was raised to the presidency, a position which he occupied for two years. He is also a member of several other societies and orders of a benevolent character. It is only just likewise to say that the success of the Semi-Centennial celebration of the City of Toronto was largely if not almost entirely due to the enthusiasm and active interest of Mr. McMurrich. After the arrival of Lord Lorne in Canada , there was a gathering of the Canadian Scottish societies to do honour to the son of the head of the clan Campbell, and to the Princess Louise; and Mr. McMurrich was elected grand secretary of the union. He had the honour on this occasion of presenting the governor-general with a sprig of myrtle, the emblem of the clan Campbell. Mr. McMurrich is a member of the Presbyterian church, and is an elder of Knox church. He was one of those who assisted in the formation of the West Church Sabbath-school, and was connected with it for over twenty years, having been superintendent for many years, succeeding his father upon his resignation of the position. He is now superintendent of the Knox church Sabbath-school. For many years he has been commissioner to the Presbyterian General Assembly, and filled positions on important committees. He married, in 1866, Miss Dewar, a daughter of the late Mr. Plummer Dewar, of "Chedoke," Hamilton. In politics he is an independent Liberal. At the last general election, Mr. McMurrich contested West Toronto in his party's interest against James Beaty, Q.C., but was defeated, the vote standing 2,714 against 2,283. As a speaker, Mr. McMurrich is fluent, clear and forcible; and there is a grace about his way of stating a point that is not prevalent enough among our public speakers. It is a very safe piece of prophecy to put Mr. William Barclay McMurrich down as a coming man. He joined the Queen's Own at the time of the Trent affair, and was a member of the company then known as the Victoria Rifles, under Captain Orde. He remained a member of that company for three years. He also passed through the Military school in Toronto, and attended the camp of cadets at Laprairie in 1864. He is now a captain of the Toronto Garrison Battery of Artillery, having been gazetted to the command in June, 1884. He was called out for active service on the 5th of April, 1885, and was stationed at the new fort, Toronto, being commandant for the time being of the force quartered there. He was relieved from duty on the 22nd June. 
McMurrich, William Barclay
130 Mae Atwood was the editor of the Book "In Rupert's Land - Memoirs of Walter Traill", by Walter John Strickland Traill 1848-1932 who was her husband's father's uncle. McMynn, May Edith Annie
131 Possible alternative name: Christina M Taggart McTaggart, Christina
132 Benjamin Moodie, 10th Laird of Melsetter Moodie, Captain Benjamin
133 Elizabeth Flett of Bruthay Moodie, Henrietta
134 James Moodie, 9th Laird of Melsetter Moodie, Major James
135 John drowned in the Moira River. Moodie, John Strickland
136 In 1835: John Moodie's Ten Years in South Africa published by Richard Bentley (London).

He has a page at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online: 
Moodie, John Wedderburn Dunbar
137 Ned adopted the use of Moodie-Heddle as a last name, rather than Moodie as the last middle name. This was continued by his descendents. Moodie-Heddle, Lionel Edward Dacre "Ned"
138 The Orkney Traills book gives her middle name as Kear. Muchall, Amelia Keye
139 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living
140 Could last name be Horton??? writing is unclear Norton, Jessie
141 Hard to read first name - looks like Jus or Iris, but last name is definitely Pfeil. Pfeil, Joseph S.
142 Notes from her granddaughter Barb Schutz:

Just to add that the copy of the certified entry of birth has her born to an Emily Price formerly Davies and George Price on July 8th 1885. She was registered as Edith Elizabeth but seem to go by Edith Lillian here. She also celebrated her birthday on September 30. Maybe she wanted to forget her past.

I have the original marriage certificate for her and Grandpa. My dad has said to me that she spoke French which could mean she landed in Quebec. I think she wanted to show him the house in Hull Quebec that she had lived in. She didn't talk much of her life and I didn't ask. I didn't see much of her except on Sundays during the winter when she came ( sometimes ) for dinner. She was terribly angry with my father for marrying my mother and Grandma didn't speak to either of my parents for 7 years. It was only after I was born that my mother took me to her house and wanted to know if Grandma would like to hold me. We would on occasion go to her home for dinner. I have no recollection of my grandfather at all. He died when I was 8 years old. Neither my father or Harry liked Grandma so neither one of them would talk about her. My mother always thought she was an orphan and had been one of the immigrant children that came over in the early 1900's. She would have had to have been at least 16 years when she came. The census of 1901 listed her as 16 and as a servant girl in Wolverhampton. Maybe her past is suppose to remain a mystery. All I know is that 9 months following her marriage in Toronto to my Grandpa she gave birth to my dad.


I have been meaning to ask you if you could see if my grandmother came to Canada with the Hart family with whom she was living with in 1901 in Wolverhampton. [Bob edit: i couldn't find any evidence of the trip, or whether they came together.] His name was Cecil Hart and his wife was Elizabeth Anne Hart. They had 5 children according to the 1901 census in Wolver Hampton. Grandma Green is listed as a general servant. I have tried to find out when she came to Canada but have had no luck. Since she was married in November 1909 in Toronto she had to have arrived sometime between 1901 and 1909. Grandma's name was Edith Lillian ( Elizabeth ) Price. Dad is not as interested in his heritage as is Harry Green but thought it might be nice if we knew something about her. "The boys" did not think very highly of their mother and I think they do her an injustice. 
Price, Edith Elizabeth "Lillian"
143 Interment in Parklawn Cemetary, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada Rackstraw, Ellen "Nellie"
144 Thomas was a barber in Toronto, residing at 128 King St E when Ellen was borth in 1878. Rackstraw, Thomas
145 Was a big wig in the London and Brighton Railway.

A note from Martin Traill about him:
Sarle, [Sir] Allen
Sarle was born at Westness, Rousay, Orkney, of Cornish parentage in 1828. He was educated at Selkirk Grammar School and the High School in Edinburgh. He was a junior clerk in the office of an Edinburgh stockbroker. In 1848 he moved to the London office of the Shropshire Union Railway Company and when this amalgamated with the LNWR he moved to the Audit Office of the London & Brighton Railway. In 1854 he became the Accountant and in 1867 the Secretary and in 1885 the Secretary/General Manager. The function was divided again in 1898. He was knighted in 1896. In 1867 there was a financial crisis on the LBSCR and all the executive officers, other than Sarle, were forced to resign. Samuel Laing MP and a new Board were appointed and they developed the company to become highly profitable. He would appear to be an excellent candidate for a full biography 
Sarle, Sir Allen Lanyon
146 I am thinking that the birthdate was in fact 1796, not 1786, given the order listed in the Viking Club mag. Sarle, Harriet
147 At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living
148 From Judy Heddle on 1 Dec 2007:
Aunt June died quite peacefully in her sleep last night, in her own bed at home. Over the last few months, she had developed dementia, and unfortunately she experienced a lot of anxiety in these last few months. I knew this was true because of my own conversations with her. It is rare, but they never discovered the primary source of the cancer. Her care was managed by a palliative care team from Mt Sinai. 
Skelly, Marguerite June
149 Agnes has a Wikipedia page: Strickland, Agnes
150 Research book reference has him dying in 1935 Strickland, Alexander William

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