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William McLeod Clachrie, Sr
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Birth: Jul. 26, 1881, Scotland
Death: Mar. 17, 1968
Washington County
Rhode Island, USA

William McLeod Clachrie was born in the village of Colvend, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, a child of John Clachrie and Agnes McLeod. He married Annie Lydia North in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1906, and they immigrated to Westerly, Rhode Island in 1910. William was a journeyman painter.

Obituary, undated unknown newspaper clipping probably from The Westerly Sun: William Clachrie Dies at Age 86; Was Entertainer. Pawcatuck [Connecticut] - William McLeod Clachrie, 86, of 98 Mechanic Street, a Scottish entertainer and painting contractor for many years, died Sunday night at his home after a long illness. Mr. Clachrie was one of the last survivors of the Old Westerly [Rhode Island] Highland Pipe Band and had been an instructor in the art of bagpipe playing for several years. He was an entertainer at many public functions. He was born July 26, 1881, in Dalbeattie, Scotland, the son of John D. and Agnes McLeod Clachrie. He had lived in Pawcatuck most of his life. A veteran of World War I, he served overseas with the Canadian Expeditionary Forces with the 236th Battalion, known as McLeod's Kilties. He was a life member of Granite Lodge of Masons of Dalbeattie, an honory member of the Pawcatuck Masonic Lodge, life member of the Westerly Fire Department. Member of Pawcatuck Workingmens Club, charter member of the former Westerly Colonial Club, member of the former British and Great War Colonial Veterans, United Congregational Church and was active in Boy Scout affairs. Mr. Clachrie is survived by five sons, James N. of Wakefield, R.I., Robert N. [sic] and Charles, both of Pawcatuck, Alan B. of Richmond, R.I., and William M. Clachrie Jr. of Wekuetequock [Connecticut]; a daughter, Mrs. Lydia Doughty of Colonia, N.J.; two sisters, Mrs. Jean Blythe of Quebec [Canada] and Mrs. Agnes Crosbie of Portland, Ore.: 17 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The funeral service was conducted this afternoon at the Harvey W. Buckler Funeral Home. Interment was in River Bend Cemetery [Westerly, Rhode Island]. 
Family links: 
  John Clachrie (1850 - 1918)
  Agnes McLeod Clachrie (1845 - 1904)
  Annie Lydia North Clachrie (1887 - 1964)
  John Clachrie (1908 - 1911)*
  Elsie Agnes Clachrie (1909 - 1911)*
  Annie Lydia Clachrie (1911 - 1914)*
  William McLeod Clachrie (1913 - 1995)*
  James North Clachrie (1916 - 1989)*
  Lydia Mary Clachrie Doughty (1920 - 2001)*
  Robert Burns Clachrie (1922 - 1999)*
  Alan Bruce Clachrie (1928 - 1987)*
  Charles Clifton Clachrie (1928 - 1979)*
  Margaret Clachrie Flinn (1874 - 1952)*
  William McLeod Clachrie (1881 - 1968)
  Agnes Clachrie Crosbie (1883 - 1970)*
  John Lowden Clachrie (1885 - 1938)*
  Thomas Craig Clachrie (1888 - 1890)*
*Calculated relationship
River Bend Cemetery
Washington County
Rhode Island, USA
Plot: Section 73, Lot 2941, junction of Catalpa and Sycamore Avenues
Created by: Robert Doughty
Record added: Apr 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88714460
William McLeod Clachrie, Sr
Added by: Robert Doughty
William McLeod Clachrie, Sr
Added by: Robert Doughty
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