ONE of the most trustworthy and
successful of the younger men of the great financial center of New York is
Neil Bruce MacKelvie, who from training, ability, hard work and fine
personality has advanced to the forefront of American business life.
Mr. MacKelvie was born in Summerside,
Prince Edward Island, Canada, December 9, 1879, the son of Neil and Lizzie
M. (Stewart) MacKelvie. His grandfather, Robert MacKelvie, was a parish
teacher in West Kilbede, Island of Arran, Buteshire, Scotland, and
emigrated to America. in 1816. Mr. MacKelvie’ father was for some years in
the employ of Messrs. Joseph Pope
Sons, of Liverpool, shipowners, as their cashier and manager, at
Charlotte-town, Prince Edward Island. After leaving Charlottetown, he was
employed by the Michigan Central Railway in Michigan, as assistant
accountant in the Construction Department of that corporation. He was one
of the charter members of the Detroit Caledonian Club, and for two years
its recording secretary. He returned to Canada to accept the position of
Manager of the Union Bank of Prince Edward Island, at its amalgamation
with the bank of Nova Scotia, and remained its manager until his
Mr. MacKelvie was educated in
Summerside High School, with the view of taking up banking, and left
school at the age of thirteen to enter the Bank of Nova Scotia. He was
employed in banks in Summerside and Halifax until about 1896, when he came
to Boston, as an employee of Hayden, Stone & Company, Brokers, and was
later taken into the firm. In 1906 he removed to New York, as
representative of the firm in that city.
Mr. MacKelvie is Vice-President of
the New York Canadian Society and a member of the Presbyterian Church. He
married Miss Jeanette Thomson, of Boston, Mass. They have two children,
one son and one daughter. Mr.
MacKelvie’s estate is at Sands
Point, Port Washington, L. I., New York; his business address, 25 Broad
Street, New York City.