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George Augustus McLachlan

Male 1879 - 1956  (76 years)


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  • Name George Augustus McLachlan 
    Born 1 Oct 1879  Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Aug 1956  Danbury, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I125390  Ancestorium

    Father John McLachlan,   b. 1837, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1901, 77 Fulton St., Brooklyn, New York City, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Annie (McDonald?) McDonnell,   b. 1839, Ireland, maybe Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1895, Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married Nov 1862  Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00544  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Grace Collins,   b. 22 Jun 1885, Danbury, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1953, Danbury, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Children 
     1. George Randal McLachlan,   b. 17 Jun 1910, Danbury, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1964, Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     2. Margueritte Annette "Mickey" McLachlan,   b. 25 Jun 1913, Danbury, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 2006, Darien, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     3. Janet \Jane E McLachlan,   b. 4 Sep 1914, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 2000, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     4. Charles Joseph McLachlan,   b. 15 Apr 1918, Danbury, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1991, Jupiter, Palm Beach, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. Mary G McLachlan,   b. 27 Jul 1921,   d. 2005  (Age 83 years)
     6. Katherine "Kay" M McLachlan,   b. 2 Apr 1923, Danbury, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 sept 2021, New Canaan, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
    Family ID F02106  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • George Augustus MacLachlan 1880–1956
      BIRTH 1880 • Leith, Scotland
      DEATH 1956 • Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
      From
      Wall Madden Family Tree -Pam Madden
      https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/155784635/person/112056101402/facts
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      George Augustine McLachlan. 1879–1956
      BIRTH 1 OCT 1879 • Leith, Scotland
      DEATH 25 AUG 1956 • Danbury, CT
      From
      McLachlan – Danbury. -Michael McLachlan
      https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/80858318/person/46433757878/facts
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      In part from
      http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=DESC&db=:600160&id=I408
      http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:600160&id=I152
      &
      http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=nmoore22&id=I20676
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      BIO:G.A. McLACHLAN, HAT MANUFACTURER, DIES IN 77th YEAR
      George A. McLachlan, a leading figure in the hat industry for a half century, died about 10 a.m. today in his home, 18 Fairview avenue. Mr. McLachlan, who was in his 77th year, had been in failing health since May.
      He was founder and president of George McLachlan & Sons, Inc. Thorpe street, and MacLachlan Hats, Inc. South Norwalk.
      A longtime civic leader, Mr. McLachlan was a benefactor of several Danbury organizations. He was a trustee of St. Joseph's church.
      BORN IN SCOTLAND
      Mr. McLachlan was a native of Scotland. He was born in (smudged), near Edinburgh, Oct. 1, 1879, son of the late John and Mary (McDonald) McLachlan.
      He came to the United States as a boy. The family settled in Danbury; where the name McLachlan was to have a major impact on the hatting industry in the years to come. An older brother, Harry McLachlan, who died in 1933, founded H. McLachlan & Co., Inc.
      George McLachlan attended St. Peter's school and then learned the hatting trade, starting at the age of 13 in his brother's factory.
      He was about 25 when he decided to form his own hat manufacturing business.
      STARTED IN SMALL FACTORY
      In later years, Mr. McLachlan was to recall that he cashed in an insurance policy and with a total capital of $1,200 started his factory in a small building on Thorpe street. The factory was to expandover the years to the large establishment between Thorpe and Main streets, immediately north of North street. Here, the McLachlan firm has carried on the manufacture of fur felt hats in the rough. Mr. McLachlan's two sons, G. Randall McLachlan and Charles J. McLachlan, learned the hatting trade under their father's guidance in this factory.
      Later, Mr. McLachlan established another factory on White street, in which he set up his own fur cutting plant.
      Some 15 years ago, Mr. McLachlan expanded into finished hats with the establishment of the MacLachlan plant in Norwalk. His activities in the hat industry were widespread and on one occasion the late Robert J. Patterson, editor and publisher of Hat Life, saluted Mr. McLachlan for his 'fine spirit, sturdy courage, generousm heart, staunch friendships...'
      For the most part, Mr. McLachlan devoted his business energies entirely to the hat manufacturing field. For a period in the 1940s, he owned the South Norwalk Sentinel but suspended operation of the daily in 1946.
      He made at least one trip annually to Europe, studying the fur market, hat trade conditions and business conditions in general.
      Mr. McLachlan, for many years, had been director of the City National Bank & Trust Company.
      AIDED LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS
      Mr. McLachlan was for many years president of the Danbury Club. That organization honored him at a testimonial dinner in 1950. At that time his portrait was hung in the club in tribute to the interesthe had taken in the organization.
      At the time of his death he had been president of the Knights of Columbus Home of Danbury, Inc., the realty organization of McGivney Council, K of C. He was elected last September to another term.
      In 1953, on the occasion of the golden jubilee of his initiation into Danbury lodge of Elks, he was honored by the lodge at a testimonial. Mr. McLachlan was also a member of the St. Andrew's Society of New York City, the Lambs Club and the Canadian Club, also of New York.
      Mr. McLachlan's wife, Mrs. Katherine Collins McLachlan, died in 1953. He leaves his two sons, as well as four daughters, Mrs. Austin Hodge f of Danbury, Mrs. Lawrence Reilly of Darien, Mrs. Thomas Wall and Mrs. Janet Stevens of Fairfield, and 21 grandchildren.
      A sister, Mrs Mary Wright of Danbury and several nieces and nephews also survive. DN/T-8/25/1956

      ØNote: St. Peter's Cem.sec.20 lot 109
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      Moore-Williams Family Tree
      http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=nmoore22
      http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=nmoore22&id=I20676
      Entries: 43010 Updated: 2011-07-02 16:09:12 UTC (Sat) Contact: Nancy Moore
      ØID: I20676
      ØName: George Augustus McLachlan
      ØSex: M
      ØChange Date: 04 NOV 2009
      ØBirth: 01 OCT 1879 in Edinburgh, Scotland
      ØDeath: 25 AUG 1956 in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States of America

      Father: John McLachlan b: 1837 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
      Mother: Annie MacDonnell b: ABT 1842 in Scotland

      Marriage 1 Katherine Grace Cullins Ø
      Married: 1909
      ØCensus: 1910 in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut,
      Census: 1920 in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States of America 2
      ØCensus: 1930 in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States of America 3
      Children1.Has Children George Randal McLachlan b: 17 JUN 1910 in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States of America
      2.Has No Children Marguerite J McLachlan b: ABT 1914
      3.Has No Children Jane McLachlan b: ABT 1915
      4.Has No Children Charles J McLachlan b: ABT 1918
      5.Has No Children Mary G McLachlan b: ABT 1922
      6.Has No Children Katherine G McLachlan b: ABT 1927

      Sources: 1.Title: 1910 Danbury Connecticut Census, Record Type: Census, Household: George A McLachlan, Film: Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Danbury Ward 2, Fairfield, Connecticut; Roll T624_129; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 65; Image: 1171.
      Abbrev: 1910 Danbury Connecticut Census
      Publication: 1910
      Repository: Name: Unknown
      Page: Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Danbury Ward 2, Fairfield, Connecticut; Roll T624_129; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 65; Image: 1171.
      2.Title: 1920 Danbury Connecticut Census, Record Type: Census, Household: George A McLachlan, Film: Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Danbury Ward 2, Fairfield, Connecticut; Roll T625_174; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 100; Image: 314.
      Abbrev: 1920 Danbury Connecticut Census
      Publication: 1920
      Repository: Name: Unknown
      Page: Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Danbury Ward 2, Fairfield, Connecticut; Roll T625_174; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 100; Image: 314.
      3.Title: 1930 Danbury Connecticut Census, Record Type: Census, Household: George A McLachlan, Film: Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut; Roll 257; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 104; Image: 141.0.
      Abbrev: 1930 Danbury Connecticut Census
      Publication: 1930
      Repository: Name: Unknown
      Page: Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut; Roll 257; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 104; Image: 141.0.I had George Austin Mclachlan mistaken for George Augustus McLachlan. I had the wife of both as Catherine Grace Collins.
      Therefore I now assume the cousin who we always knew as Mickey was actually Margueritte Annette McLachlan b: Jun 25, 1913 in Danbury, Connecticut, USA who married. +Thomas Wall.
      The children I had listed for both George Austin and George Augustus were pretty much the same (Jane for Janet, May for Mary, Kay for Katherine). So I am assuming these are actually all the children George Augustus McLachlan, so I have now combined them. I am now wondering if there ever was a George Austin Mclachlan and if so if he had any children
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      George Mclachlan
      in the 1930 United States Federal Census
      Detail Source Discover
      Name: George Mclachlan
      Birth Year: abt 1880
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Age in 1930: 50
      Birthplace: Scotland
      Marital Status: Married
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Home in 1930: Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
      Map of Home: Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut
      Street Address: Farview Ave
      Ward of City: 2
      House Number: 18
      Dwelling Number: 246
      Family Number: 301
      Home Owned or Rented: Owned
      Home Value: 15000
      Radio Set: No
      Lives on Farm: No
      Age at First Marriage: 30
      Attended School: No
      Able to Read and Write: Yes
      Father's Birthplace: Scotland
      Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
      Language Spoken: English
      Immigration Year: 1882
      Naturalization: Naturalized
      Able to Speak English: Yes
      Occupation: Manufacturer
      Industry: Hats
      Class of Worker: Employer
      Employment: Yes
      Household Members Age Relationship
      George Mclachlan 50 Head
      Catherine Mclachlan 44 Wife
      George R Mclachlan 19 Son
      Marguerite A Mclachlan 16 Daughter
      Jane E Mclachlan 15 Daughter
      Charles J Mclachlan 11 Son
      Mary G Mclachlan 8 Daughter
      Katherine G Mclachlan 7 Daughter
      Margaret F Collins 68 Mother-in-law
      Elizabeth Usachko 59 Servant
      https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/9005144:6224
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      George A McLachlan
      in the 1950 United States Federal Census
      Detail Source
      Name: George A McLachlan
      Age: 70
      Birth Date: abt 1880
      Gender: Male
      Birth Place: Scotland
      Marital Status: Married
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Residence Date: 1950
      Home in 1950: Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
      Dwelling Number: 25
      Farm: No
      Acres: No
      Citizenship: Yes
      Occupation Category: Working
      Worker Class: Own Business
      Household Members Age Relationship
      George A McLachlan 70 Head
      Katherine McLachlan 64 Wife
      Katherine G McLachlan 27 Daughter
      https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/40698645:62308