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Scots and Scots Descendant in America
Part V - Biographies
Kenneth Kenmore McLaren


KENNETH KENMORE MCLAREN was born in Montreal, Canada. October 17, 1871, the second son of Donald and Ann Robnia McLaren. His father, who was born in Killin, Perthshire, Scotland, came to Canada as a young man, and was for years engaged in the wholesale grocery business in Montreal; his mother was born at Corey Hill, Quebec, Canada. His mother ‘s father came from the Isle of Skye, Scotland, and her mother from Bennington, Vermont. He has four brothers and one sister.

Mr. McLaren ‘s boyhood was spent in Montreal, where he attended public and senior schools. He entered the Supply Department of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1886, one year after the completion of the Transcontinental Line of that railroad and was employed there until 1897, when he removed to New York and has since been connected with the Corporation Trust Company, beginning as Assistant Secretary. In January, 1911, he was elected President. The Corporation Trust Company was organized in 1892. At the time Mr. McLaren became connected with it there were five employees and an office in Jersey City; to-day (1916), there are over 160 employees and offices in New York City, Albany, Chicago, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Boston, Philadelphia, Portland, Wilmington, Washington and Jersey City.

Mr. McLaren is a director and Vice-President of the corporation of John S. Stubbs & Co., Bankers, New York City; a director in the DeLaval Separator Company, the United Fruit Company and several other corporations.

He is a member of the Canadian Society of New York, Crescent Athletic Club of Brooklyn, Bankers’ Club of America, Hamilton Club of Chicago, Press Club of New York and South Orange Field Club.

In 1900, Mr. McLaren married Elizabeth Hamilton Donaldson, of Montreal. They have one son, Kenneth Donaldson, born in 1901. He attends the Newark Academy, Newark, N. J. Mrs. McLaren ‘s parents came from Glasgow, Scotland.

Mr. MeLaren is a. member of Hillside Presbyterian Church, Orange, N. J. His home is at 33 Hillside Avenue, Orange, and his business address is 37 Wall Street, New York City.


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