A life tragically cut short NIAGARA FALLS The two smiling ladies looking out at you from the old photo accompanying this story are enjoying a trip on the Maid of the Mist around 1905.
Note the elaborate wheelhouse in the background, a coach outlet purses that start with b portion of a lifeboat at the right and a smoke stack a reminder coach outlet sale 1395 the Maid was a steamboat in those long ago days. It interesting to see how the passengers are dressed for their unique and exciting trip. As Maid of the Mist publicity at the time noted: voyagers are swathed in oil skins as a defence from the saturating spray. we know the names of the two young ladies in the picture. At the left is Margaret Rousseau Brown. In June of 1905 she married Lee McGlashan of Niagara Falls. Following the couple wedding trip, they moved into a large white frame house Lee had just built at Simcoe St. and River Rd. The residence became known as Adanac Lodge Adanac is Canada spelled backwards. A newer house now occupies this site. Lee was a manager with McGlashan Clarke Silverware, one of Niagara Falls most prominent manufacturing companies. The firm was founded in 1880 by Lee father, Leonard, and Dr. Gardner Clarke. First located in Humberstone (now part of Port Colborne), the development of hydroelectricity at Niagara Falls brought the company here in 1895. A large plant was constructed on Palmer Ave. McGlashan Clarke was the first company in Canada to make silverware and the first to manufacture stainless steel coach outlet purses etsy cutlery. Lee and Margaret marriage was cut tragically short. Margaret died in childbirth in 1911. Her baby, a boy, was stillborn. Lee later married Helen Armstrong. Their son, J. Clarke McGlashan, eventually became the third generation McGlashan to take over the management of the silverware firm. After 60 years in Niagara Falls, McGlashan Clarke closed in 1955. The other lady in the photo is Florence McGlashan, Lee sister. Florence married Arthur White. Both died within a week of each other in 1948. My coach shoulder bag outlet sincere thanks to Marsha McGlashan Hunter, J. Clarke McGlashan daughter, for the loan of the photo and information about her family. Thanks, also, to Wendy Kershaw for her considerable help.
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