|Birth: ||Mar. 2, 1865|
|Death: ||Jan. 28, 1914|
McLAUGHLIN, JOHN JAMES pharmacist and manufacturer; b. 2 March 1865 near Enniskillen, Durham County, Upper Canada, son of Robert McLaughlin* and Mary Smith; m. 23 Oct. 1890 Maude Christie in New York City, and they had a daughter and three sons, one of whom died in infancy; d. 28 Jan. 1914 in Toronto.
A grandson of immigrants from the north of Ireland, J. J. McLaughlin attended public school in Enniskillen. After his father had moved his carriage-building business to Oshawa, Jack, as he was known, completed his studies at the high school there. He hoped to be a doctor, but decided on a career in pharmacy; he was apprenticed in Oshawa and in 1885 he graduated from the Ontario College of Pharmacy in Toronto. He moved to Brooklyn (New York City), where he took a postgraduate course in pharmacy, worked as a dispenser, and then managed one of Brooklyn's largest pharmacies. It was there that he conceived of starting in the soda-water and mineral-water business.
Since the 1890s McLaughlin had suffered from ill health, although, according to the Canadian Pharmaceutical Journal, he "all the time kept in touch with his business." He died of a heart attack in 1914 at his home at 81 Glen Road and was buried in St James' Cemetery.
Robert McLaughlin (1836 - 1921)
Mary Smith McLaughlin (1843 - 1877)
Maude Christie McLaughlin (1868 - 1937)*
John James McLaughlin (1865 - 1914)
Mary Jane McLaughlin McCulloch (1867 - 1957)*
Robert Samuel McLaughlin (1871 - 1972)*
Elizabeth Ann McLaughlin Owens (1874 - 1954)*
Saint James Cemetery
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Record added: Mar 31, 2013
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