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 William Bradford “Bill” MacLane

William Bradford “Bill” MacLane

Birth
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Death 30 Jan 1979 (aged 89)
Milwaukie, Clackamas County, Oregon, USA
Burial San Rafael, Marin County, California, USA
Plot Div. 4, Sect. A, Row 4, Lot 7, Plot 6
Memorial ID 100119239 · View Source
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Born as William Chester on 9 Aug 1889 in New Haven, CT, he was the youngest son of William Ward McLane, D.D., Ph.D., (1846-1931) and Frances Robbins "Fanny" Robinson (1850-1920). He received a B.A. degree from Yale College in 1910, where he majored in Art and Music. At that same time, he changed his middle name to Bradford and along with his brothers, changed the spelling of his surname to MacLane. He worked first in music publishing, but soon switched to retail advertising with department stores.

He married Natalie Fitch Allen 14 Oct 1914 in Norwich, CT. She was the daughter of Fitch Lewis Allen (1860-1917) and Mary Gates Williams (1868-1948). Daughter Jean Robbins was born near Boston in 1920. The family moved to Maine and Texas before settling in California. Son Alan was born in Sacramento in 1925, where William was the Advertising Manager for Hale Bros. department store. The Depression caused a move to San Francisco, where William had various jobs. He was a member of the Loring Club men's chorus and was pianist for small instrumental groups. In 1938 the family moved to Larkspur/Corte Madera in Marin County. There Bill took up painting and etching.

Following Natalie's death in 1956 he moved to Mill Valley and in 1960 married Nancy M. Rood, a retired school teacher. They moved to a retirement facility in Milwaukie, Clackamas County, OR, near Portland about 1968, where he died on 30 Jan 1979.


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  • Created by: Alan MacLane
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100119239
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Bradford “Bill” MacLane (9 Aug 1889–30 Jan 1979), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100119239, citing Mount Tamalpais Cemetery, San Rafael, Marin County, California, USA ; Maintained by Alan MacLane (contributor 47017312) .