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  • ID: I17227
  • Name: Hugh Wright McLAUGHLIN
  • Given Name: Hugh Wright
  • Surname: McLAUGHLIN
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 7 May 1879 in Markdale, Grey County, Ontario, Canada
  • Death: 7 Aug 1933 in Manitowaning, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
  • Burial: 10 Aug 1933 Hilly Grove Cemetery, Assiginack Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
  • Change Date: 10 Aug 2014 at 20:28
  • Note:
    1911 Ontario Census, Algoma, Assiginack Township, Household # 109
    McLaughlin Hugh Male Head Married May 1879
    McLaughlin Ida L Female Wife Married January 1881 30
    McLaughlin Wm B Male Son Single May 190....

    1921 Canadian Census, Ontario, District 65, Algoma East, Sub District 1, Assiginack Township, Manitowaning, Page 3, Household #33
    McLAUGHLIN Hugh Wright Head Male Married 42 Ontario [blank] [blank] Scotch Merchant
    McLAUGHLIN Ida Lorilla Wife Female Married 40 Ontario Ireland Quebec Irish
    McLAUGHLIN William Burt Son Male Single 14 Ontario Ontario Ontario Irish Student
    Family is Presbyterian, speaks English and can read and write.

    Ontario Vital Records - Deaths #022 160 - 1933
    MCLAUGHLIN Hugh Wright, Sex: Male; Date of Death: August 7, 1933 at St. Edmunds Twp., Bruce Co. "on board M.S. Normac"; Residence: Manitowaning, Manitoulin Island. Age at death: 54y 3m; Date and place of birth: May 7, 1879 at Chesley, Grey Co. Ont. Father's name and Birthplace: Hugh McLaughlin at Durham, Grey Co. Mother's name and birthplace: Martha Wright at Markdale, Ont. Burial: Hilly Grove on August 10, 1933; Informant: W. Burt McLaughlin, Manitowaning, son; Cause of Death: Sudden death, Angina pectoris (history).

    Obituary, The Recorder, Gore Bay, August 10, 1933
    Prominent Manitowaning Merchant Dies Suddenly
    Word reached Gore Bay early Tuesday morning of the sudden death of H. W. McLaughlin pioneer merchant of Manitowaning.
    In ill health for some time Mr. McLaughlin had been under medical care and apparently feeling considerably improved in health he decided to attend the Civic Holiday at Owen Sound on Monday, August 7th. The excitement of the day brought on a heart attack and while returning home on the Str. Normac he was overcome and death followed.
    Mr. McLaughlin was one of the most successful merchants of Manitowaning and for the past 40 years had carried on a large general store business. A man of outstanding business ability his large store was run on strictly business principles and even the minute detail came under his supervision. His motto "A full stock with everything in its place carefully stored: made his store from cellar to warehouse a model of perfection. Of a genial disposition he made a host of friends all over the country and in addition to his business took a keen interest in Masonic, Church, Chamber of Commerce and other leading organizations. In fact he was ever willing to assist in any work which was for the general benefit of the Island.
    A Lover of Horses.
    Possibly no other man on the Island was a greater lover of horses than "Wright" as he was known to all who followed the races. For years, he kept anywhere from one ot four horses and his favorite recreation was to take them up the race track at Manitowaning and work then out. He was the backbone of racing on the Manitoulin and once a year at least, usually on Labor Day, promoted a race meet at Manitowaning. He was also a well-known figure at race meets at Bruce Mines, Soo and Owen Sound and many other places where he raced his horses.
    A Great Booster
    Acting as Treasurer as well as a member of several committees of the Manitoulin Island Chamber of Commerce he was a great booster for the Island and never lost an opportunity of bringing the may attractions and beauties of Manitoulin to the attention of all he met.
    Born at Markdale
    Hugh Wright McLaughlin was born at Markdale, Ont., on May 6th, 1879, and came to the Manitoulin with his parents in 1892. His father the late Hugh McLaughlin opened up a store at Manitowaning shortly after his arrival and carried on a general store business. Since his death the store has been operated by his son.
    In 1904 Mr. McLaughlin was united in marriage to Ida Cole who with one son Bert survive, together with six sisters, namely Mrs. Jas. Ferguson, Manitowaning; Mrs. W. C. Lillie, Fort Williams; Mrs. Stewart, Toronto; Mrs. E. R. Tucher, Cochrane; Mrs. A. Markn (sic), Lakeport, Ohio; and Mrs. C. Mannbeck, Cincinnati, Ohio.
    He was a member of Doric Lodge A.F. & A.M. Little Current; and a member of the united Church, Manitowaning. In politics he was a Liberal.
    The funeral will take place from his late residence at Manitowaning, on Thursday, Aug. 10th, at 2 p.m.

    Obituary, The Recorder, Gore Bay, August 17, 1933
    Large Gathering at Funeral of H. W. McLaughlin
    The funeral of H.W. McLaughlin, of whom an Obituary notice appeared in our columns of last week, took place from his residence in Manitowaning on Thursday afternoon August 10th, and was attended both directly and indirectly by a concourse of residents from all parts of the Island, estimated at something like a thousand people. This testified to the high regard that his enterprising public spirit had won for him, in an almost unlimited boundary.
    The service at the house and the grave was conducted by Rev. F. A. Gilbert of Knox United Church. An eloquent address and eulogy was delivered by Rev. H. E. Pelletier , for many years Incumbent of the Anglican Church. No one was more fitted to speak than he, who had been a personal friend of the family for over twenty years, and he spoke with no small feeling of emotion of the high qualifications of Mr. McLaughlin, and a deep sense of the loss that all must feel at the passing of one who had become the mainspring of constructive enterprise in all that stood for progress and integrity.
    As he lay in the handsome solid oak casket, surrounded by a profusion of flowers, one caught just the faint suspicion of a smile that seemed to have been an imprint of a beam of sunlight from that unseen world into which he had entered. The funeral arrangements were admirably conducted by Mr. Howard Smith with unostentatious decorum and smoothness of detail. Doric Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Little Current, of which he was a member conducted their ritual at the graveside and were represented by about one hundred of its members. Every place in the village closed on the day of the funeral, a spontaneous tribute of respect from his fellow merchants while on Tuesday with flag half-mast the S.S. Manitoulin crept silently into harbor as if she too had caught some of the widespread feeling of deep sympathy then prevailing.
    Mr. McLaughlin had for many years acted as school trustee, and it was not without a touch of pathos and emotion that the little ones of the school with their resident teachers placed their wreath upon the casket as it was silently lowered at the words of committal. The chief mourners were the widow, and only son Bert, together with six of his sisters and his brother-in-law, W.J. Cole. The following acted as pall-bearers: R. Lewis, Alex , Percy Lane, Art Mastin, Joe Parks, and C.W. Hinds. The floral tributes which were many and beautiful, came from sources too numerous to mention, for they were on the one hand individual tokens of sympathy, but also from corporate bodies such as the Owen Sound Transportation Company, the Manitoulin Island Chamber of Commerce, the Masonic order etc. For these and all other tangible expressions of sympathy, the family extend their grateful appreciation.

    Hilly Grove Cemetery, Assiginack Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario
    McLAUGHLIN / fs BURT / 1907-1956 fs BETTY ANN / DAU.OF / W.B. & LAURA / McLAUGHLIN / 1934 fs IDA COLE / (McLAUGHLIN) / 1881-1971 fs HUGH WRIGHT / McLAUGHLIN / BORN / MAY 7 1879 / DIED / AUG.7 1933 fs HUGH McLAUGHLIN / BORN / JULY 26,1850 / DIED / JULY 9,1908 / - / fs MARTHA A. / MCLAUGHLIN / BORN 1858 / DIED 1923 fs LEONARD

    Father: Hugh McLAUGHLIN b: 24 Jul 1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Mother: Martha Ann WRIGHT b: 15 Apr 1858 in Ontario, Canada

    Marriage 1 Ida Lorilla COLE b: 17 Jan 1881 in Assiginack Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
    • Married: 26 Oct 1904 in Assiginack Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
    • Note:
      Ontario Vital Records - Marriages # 003 892 - 1904
      Hugh Wright McLAUGHLIN, 25, merchant, born Markham, Ontario and Ida Lovilla COLE, 23, born Manitowaning married on 26 October 1904 in Assiginack. Groom's Parents: Hugh McLaughlin and Martha Wright. Bride's Parents: John Cole and Emily Bridget Kelly. Witnesses: Alexander Neilson Jr. and Margaret McLaughlin and Eva Cole, all of Manitowaning.
    • Change Date: 1 Jul 2009
    1. Has Children William Burt McLAUGHLIN b: 7 May 1907 in Assiginack Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
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