The 1863 Lake Map. Lot 3. Source: Note Centerline Road is marked "Proposed Road"

Monday, March 19, 2012

W.B. *Bony* McLellan Homestead, Lauretta

     This is an aerial view of the William "Bony" McLellan homestead on the Klondike Road ( today known as the McLellan Road ) in Lauretta.  This homestead disappeared in the late 1970's. 
     Photo cf. Donna McLellan Rowley (granddaughter of Bony).
     Bona was married first to Lucy MacIntyre (dtr. of Augustine MacIntyre of Grand River) who died giving birth to twins of which one survived, Lucy (1916-2011). Bona then married Annie MacIntyre of Alma - from this union were the following children: Hester, Mildred, Marion, Jack, Carl, Claud, Lemuel, Anna, Doris and Irving.
     Bony was the son of Augustine McLellan and Elizabeth Walsh - he came west as a lad to work at William Walsh's in Elmsdale and married his daughter.  They moved to Lauretta when Bony was 2-years-old.   It's been always said that they were one of the first settlers in Lauretta.  Bony died on May 13, 1980.  cf.  Norma McLellan

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