John Malcolm1

#12472, (1868 - 1942)
ChartsAngus McKinnon & Mary McFadyen's children & grandchildren
Angus McKinnon & Mary McFadyen - 5 generations of descendants
Hector McLean & Mary McGillivray's children & grandchildren
Hector McLean & Mary McGillivray - 5 generations of descendants

Children of John Malcolm and Christina McLean

Life Events

OccupationJohn Malcolm was a salesman in real estate & insurance.1 
BirthHe was born on 9 Mar 1868 in Huron, Ontario.
[death certificate gives a birth year of 1865 but that is not consistent with his age and birthdate in census records]1,2 
Note.John appeared in the 1881 census in Gladstone, Manitoba with his parents Andrew & Sarah and many siblings.3 
MarriageHe married Christina McLean, daughter of John McLean and Flora McKinnon, on 3 Oct 1894 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.1,4
 
Newspaper Published 31 Oct 1894 in the Daily Nor'Wester.
Marriages registered during October [included] Rev. Dr. Duval - Oct. 3, Christina McLean and John Malcolm.5
 
1901 CensusJohn and Teena appeared on the 1901 Census of Carman, Manitoba. John was 33, born 9 March 1868 in Ontario and was an agent who worked 12 months for $900. Teena was 30 and born 1 July 1870 in Ontario. Their children were Roy A (5), Clifford J (4), and Howard J (1). The family was of Scotch origin and Presbyterian.2 
1906 CensusJno and Christina appeared on the 1906 Census of Parkvale, Alberta, at Mann Street, enumerated 24 Jun 1906. John was 37 and born in Ontario. Christina was 35 and born in Ontario. Their children were Roy A (12), J Clifford (10), James H (7), and F Alberta (2).6 
1911 CensusJohn and Christina appeared on the 1911 Census of Red Deer, Alberta, at 1st Street N. John was 43, born in March 1868 in Ontario, Scotch, Presbyterian, working on his own account as a Real Estate agent in an office, and had $6750 life insurance costing $190. Christina was 39, born in July [year not stated] in Ontario, of Scotch origin and Presbyterian. Their children were Andrew R (16), John C (14), James H (10), Alberta F (7), and Anna E (2). Also there was John A McLean (37, commercial traveller) [marked as a son but likely Christina's brother].7 
(Next-of-kin) CEFJohn Malcolm was listed as next-of-kin on the Canadian Expeditionary Force attestation papers of Roy Andrew Malcolm on 1 Dec 1915. He was listed as father John Malcolm of Red Deer, Alta.8
Roy Andrew Malcolm
CEF attestation papers
(front of form)
Roy Andrew Malcolm
CEF attestation papers
(back of form)
(Next-of-kin) CEFJohn Malcolm was listed as next-of-kin on the Canadian Expeditionary Force attestation papers of Clifford John Malcolm on 1 Dec 1915. He was listed as father John Malcolm of Red Deer P.O., Alta.9
Clifford John Malcolm
CEF attestation papers
(front of form)
Clifford John Malcolm
CEF attestation papers
(back of form)
1916 CensusJohn and Tena appeared on the 1916 Census of Red Deer, Alberta, at Highland Park, enumerated 1 Jun 1916. John was 46, born in Ontario, Presbyterian, of English origin, and worked as an Insurance Agent in an office. Tena was 43, born in Ontario, Presbyterian, and of English origin [sic].Their children were Roy (20), Clifford (18), Howard (15), Alberta (13), and Anna Alva (7). Roy and Clifford were serving overseas. Also with them was Tena's widowed mother Flora McLean (84).10 
1921 CensusJohn and Christina appeared on the 1921 Census of Red Deer, Alberta, at Michener Hill. They owned their 9 room wood house. John was 54, born in Ontario, mother in Scotland, father in USA, and he worked in the real estate & insurance business. Christina was 53, born in Ontario, father in Ontario, mother in Scotland. Their children were Clifford J (25, life insurance agent), Howard J (20, salesman), Alberta Florence (17, student), and Anna Elva (12, student). The first two children were born in Manitoba, the others in Alberta. The family was Presbyterian.11 
Biography
John Malcolm of Red Deer is in the real estate and coal business and
he occupies a position of prominence among the foremost citizens of this
community. He was born on the 9th of March, 1869, in Ontario, a son
of Andrew and Sadie (Johnson) Malcolm, the former a native of Scotland
and the latter of near Boston, Massachusetts. Their marriage was cel-
ebrated in Gait, Ontario. For some time the father engaged in the com-
mission business in that province and in 1877 removed to Winnipeg,
Manitoba, where he operated a dairy and ranch for a time. In 1889 he
went to Dauphin and turned his entire time and attention to ranching.
Mrs. Malcolm died at the home in Dauphin in 1908. Mr. Malcolm con-
tinued to reside there for a time but subsequently returned to Gait, where
his demise occured in 1920. To Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm ten children were
born, seven of whom are living, John, whose name introduces this review,
being the second in order of birth. Throughout their lives Mr. and Mrs.
Malcolm attended the Presbyterian church, and the father gave his
political allegiance to the Liberal party. The success Mr. Malcolm achieved
was well-merited, for he was a self-made man in the truest sense of the
word, and he was held in high confidence and esteem by all who knew him.

In the acquirement of his education John Malcolm attended the public
schools of his birthplace and in due time was graduated from a high
school in Manitoba. He immediately entered the business world and for
six years clerked in a hardware store. He then came to Alberta and
became associated with the International Harvester Company, traveling
for them for some fourteen years. In 1911 he came to Red Deer and went
into the real estate and coal business and also does some insurance. He
has won well-merited success in his business ventures, for he is a man
of keen discrimination and foresight. He has an interest in the coal mines
in the Saunders creek district. In 1894 was celebrated the marriage of
Mr. Malcolm to Miss Christine McClain, a native of Bruce, Ontario, who
received her education there. To Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm five children have
been born : Roy A., who is now clerking in a store in Waterloo, Iowa, is
a veteran of the World war. He enlisted in the Winnipeg Highlanders
in 1915, serving with the rank of sergeant, and was overseas four years,
receiving his honorable discharge in 1919. He married Lois Ruthlidge;
Clifford J. Malcolm who is an inspector for the Aetna Fire Insurance
Company at Calgary, is also a veteran of the World war, having served
overseas with the "Fighting Tenth," and being in service from 1915 to
1919. He married Margaret Cadwell and they are parents of one son.
Jack; Howard is associated with the W. E. Lord Company of Red Deer;
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Alberta is training to be a nurse; and Elva is a student in the local
schools.

In his political views Mr. Malcolm is a Liberal and he maintains an
active interest in party affairs, although he has never sought nor desired
political preferment. For some time he was a member of the city council.
His religious faith is manifest in his membership in the Presbyterian
church and he is a zealous worker in its behalf. He has been a member
of the church board for sixteen years and is now its chairman. Fraternally
he is identified with the Ancient Free & Accepted Masons and the Royal
Arch Masons and he has been treasurer of both. Mr. Malcolm is readily
conceded to be one of the progressive business men and highly esteemed
citizens of his community, where he is known to be a man of good prin-
ciples and honest business methods.12
 
Residence-Moved In 1926, John and presumably Christina moved to Vancouver, British Columbia.1 
(Mentioned) ObituaryMr and Mrs John Malcolm of 2343 Stephens Street, Vancouver were mentioned in their daughter Alberta's 1932 obituary.13 
Photograph14
Christina McLean & her husband John Malcolm
DirectoryJohn and Christina Malcolm were listed in the 1942 directory at 4, 1035 West 14th Avenue in Vancouver.15 
DeathJohn died on 4 Nov 1942 in 1035 West 14th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Information from certificate: died at his residence, Canadian, of Scotch origin, married, born 9 March 1865 at Huron, Ontario; age 77 yr, 7 mo, 2? days; retired salesman in real estate & insurance, last worked in 1940 after 16 years; wife Christina Malcolm; father Andrew Malcolm born Huron, Ontario; mother Sarah Johnston, born USA; informant wife; buried in Ocean View Burial Park.1 
ObituaryHis obituary was published on 5 Nov 1942 in the Vancouver Sun.

MALCOLM -- Passed away Nov. 4, 1942, John Malcolm, 1035 W 14th Ave., aged 77 years. Survived by his loving wife, three sons, Roy A., in Lauderdale, Florida; Clifford J., Toronto; Howard J., North Vancouver; one daughter, Mrs. Rhos Roberts, Trail, B.C. Funeral service, Friday, November 6, at 2 p.m., in Nunn & Thomson's chapel, 10th Ave. and Cambie Street, Rev. Thomas J. McAllister officiating. Interment Ocean View Burial Park.16
 
Last Edited25 Aug 2014

Citations

  1. Death certificate registered in the Province of British Columbia, John Malcolm, #1942-09-614319.
  2. Online image of the 1901 Census for Canada, Manitoba, Lisgar (#7), Carman Village (J-1), page 10. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com.
  3. Transcription of the 1881 Census for Canada (Family History Library, online), Dist 186, SubDist A, Page 4.
  4. Province of Manitoba Indexes to Vital Records, Births >100y, Marriages >80y, Deaths >70y , <<http://web2.gov.mb.ca/cca/vital/Query.php>>", #001912, John Malcolm & Christina McLean."
  5. Daily Nor'Wester (Winnipeg, Manitoba), Malcolm/McLean marriage, 31 October 1894. image online at Manitobia Life and Times, at the Manitoba Archives site.
  6. Online image of the 1906 Census for Northwest Provinces (Library and Archives Canada, http://www.collectionscanada.ca/02/020122_e.html), Alberta, Strathcona District, Sub-District 44, Page 24.
  7. Online image of the 1911 Census for Canada, Alberta, Red Deer (5), Red Deer (83), page 17. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com.
  8. Canadian Expeditionary Force Attestation Papers & Enlistment Forms. Library and Archives Canada, (http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/020110_e.html), online images, Roy Andrew Malcolm, Regimental Number 183754.
  9. Canadian Expeditionary Force Attestation Papers & Enlistment Forms. Library and Archives Canada, (http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/020110_e.html), online images, Clifford John Malcolm, Regimental Number 183695.
  10. Online image of the 1916 Census for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta (Ancestry.ca), Alberta, District Red Deer City, Subdistrict 14, ED 41, Page 40.
  11. Online image of the 1921 Census for Canada, Alberta, Red Deer, SD 51, Page 27. Image viewed at Ancestry.com.
  12. John Blue, Alberta, Past and Present; Historical and Biographical, 3 (Chicago, Illinois: Pioneer Historical Publishing Co, 1924). OCR copy available at www.archive.org, John Malcolm, page 129-30.
  13. Obituary of Alberta Malcolm in The Vancouver Sun, 29 Sep 1932. Digitized paper viewed on Google News Archives.
  14. E-mails from Donna Rodenburg to J Kolthammer.
  15. British Columbia directories on the Vancouver Public Library website.
  16. Obituary of John Malcolm in Vancouver Sun, 5 November 1942. Digitized paper viewed on Google News Archives.
  17. Marriage certificate of Howard James Malcolm and Eileen Edith Ashbee, married 31 January 1931 in the Province of British Columbia, Certificate #31-09-389528.
  18. Death certificate of Alberta Florence Sarah Malcolm, died 28 September 1932, registered 29 September 1932 in the Province of British Columbia, Certificate #1932-09-43082.
  19. Death certificate of Carell Haynes, died 14 December 1964, registered in the Province of British Columbia, Certificate #64-09-015753.