Larimore Pioneer May
William McLaren Died Last Thrusday
Pioneer of the Community Answers Summons - Funeral Services Held Sunday
William McLaren, one of the pioneer residents of the McCanna community, passed away in the county hospital in this city last Thursday, following a lingering illness which had kept him bedridden for some time.
Born October 30th, 1858, in Perth, Ontario, Mr. McLaren came to the McCanna community 61 years ago when a young man, and engaged in farming operations for a great many years. About seven years ago, when his health started to fail he moved to Grand Forks and lived there until about two years ago when they moved to this city and have resided here since. He was 83 years of age at the time of his death.
Mr. McLaren took a great deal of interest in local and county politics, and was at one time a county commissioner and served on the township boards for several terms.
Surviving are the widow, three daughters, Mrs. Mabel Collins and Mrs. Cora Engh of Grand Forks, and Mrs. Floyd Warcup of this city, a niece, Mrs. George Alexander of Minneapolis, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Masonic funeral services were conducted from the Masonic Temple in this city on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock, Dr. S.F. Halfyard officiating, and Rev. Nathan Daynard of the Presbyterian church preached the funeral sermon. Mrs. W. B. Bang sang "The Old Rugged Cross," accompanied by Mrs. Wm Klemer at the piano, and a quartette composed of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stonehouse, Mrs. W. B. Bang and Amos D. Henry sang "Lead Kindly Light", with Mrs. Klemer accompanying. Interment was made in Bellevue cemetery.
The following were the pallbearers: John Virden, J.F. Sheehan, James Murphy, Frank, Leo and Leonard McMahon. Honorary pallbearers: C.N. Swanson, Nels Hemmingsen, I.O. Messelt, W.B. Bang, T.O. Stensrud and P.J. Peterson.
for Belle Crawford McLaren, Larimore Pioneer, Jan 21, 1943
Mrs. Wm. McLaren Died Tuesday
Mrs. William McLaren a long time resident of the Bachelors Grove community, died Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cora Engh, in Grand Forks.
Mrs. McLaren had made her home with her daughter in Grand Forks since the death of her husband in April, 1941. Her death was due to a heart ailment.
Belle Crawford was born February 8th, 1861 at Sherbrooke, Ont., and at the time of her death was 81 years of age. She came to the United States in 1882, with her uncle, John Crawford, one of the original bachelors of the Grove community.
The deceased is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Cora Engh and Mrs. Mabel Collins of Grand Forks and Mrs. Floyd Warcup of Bremerton, Wash., eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements had not been completed at press time.