Fonds MCC3 - McLaughlin family

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McLaughlin family

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on contents.
  • Variations in title: Previously known as the McLaughlin/McLauchlan Collection.

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  • 1880-1965 (Creation)
    McLaughlin family

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120 cm of textual records
ca. 115 photographs
11 postcards

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Biographical history

The McLaughlin family of Woodstock, New Brunswick, is descended from John E. McLaughlin, a dry goods and clothing dealer. John E. McLaughlin was born in Woodstock in 1849, the son of Harriet Chase and James McLaughlin (b.1864 ) and grandson of mathematician John McLaughlin of Ireland. John E. McLaughlin received a business education in Woodstock's common schools and worked as a clerk in a dry goods store. In 1876, he formed a partnership with R. B. Jones, under the business name of Jones & McLaughlin, in order to buy a dry goods business. In 1879, McLaughlin bought Jones' shares and continued to operate the mercantile establishment on his own. During his life, John McLaughlin served as Town Clerk, Town Assessor, and a member of the town council. He married Annie Maguire, whose parents were of Irish descent, and they had six children together: Bessie, Harry, Roy, Guy, Marguerite, and Anna M. John E. McLaughlin died in 1932; his wife Annie, in 1934.

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Materials in the fonds were found in the McLaughlin family home on Main Street, Woodstock, New Brunswick.

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"This fonds consists mainly of documents related to the McLaughlin family's personal activities. Materials related to John McLaughlin and his estate, dating from 1926-1932, include correspondence, invoices and receipts, his 1932 death announcement, and insurance policies. There is also a small group of records of his dry goods company consisting of financial papers and business correspondence. The materials belonging to his wife Annie include receipts, correspondence, and bills, dated 1880-1939.

Charles Guy McLaughlin's documents (1908-1953) include family correspondence, financial papers consisting of tax, insurance policies, and receipts, and also military certificates he received as a lieutenant. Elsie McLaughlin's papers consist entirely of correspondence with physicians and acquaintances, dated 1918-1936. Marguerite McLaughlin's materials contain correspondence with friends and relatives and receipts dating from 1889-1954. Bessie McLaughlin also has receipts and correspondence, dated 1929-1954. Harry McLaughlin has business correspondence, dated 1935-1965. Charles Guy McLaughlin's son, Ronald, has documents including correspondence, military papers, and receipts, dated 1916-1941.

Family photographs date from 1902-1961 and show snapshots taken of family members and Carleton County residents. Photographs also include nature shots taken of Woodstock and the surrounding landscape. Postcards show Woodstock buildings."

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  • English

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