The McMORRANs of Canada

This page was created 16 May 1998 and was last modified 11 September 2006




Seperate sites: 

The McMORRANs of ONTARIO

The McMORRANs of NEW BRUNSWICK

The McMORRANs of BRITISH COLUMBIA

On this site:

The McMORRANs of QUEBEC

The McMORRANs of NEWFOUNDLAND

The McMORRANs of MANITOBA

The McMORRANs of SASKATCHEWAN

The McMORRANs of ALBERTA

Submissions of additional information and photo scans are welcome.
 


The McMorrans of Ontario comprise four families of Scottish and two families of Irish descent. Two of these Scottish families are from Roxburgh and Peebleshire while the Irish families are both from Co. Down. One of these Irish families has branched out across Canada to Manitoba and British Columbia. The McMorrans of New Brunswick originated in Co. Fermanagh, Ireland. A family from Ayrshire settled in Manitoba early last century. An Alberta McMorran family originated in Lanarkshire, Scotland as did several other McMorrans who settled in British Columbia. 
QUEBEC

Hugh McMORRAN and his family moved from Ontario to Quebec, later settling in Granby.

HUGH McMORRAN, b. 14 OCT 1855, Minto, Ontario.  He married HERMINE LEMOINE, b. 1869, d. 1 JUN 1928.  HUGH died 23 APR 1916.
    Children:
    . i ROBERT SCOTT McMORRAN b. 23 OCT 1897, St Hyathincinthe, Quebec.
    . ii JAMES WILLIAM McMORRAN b. 10 JUN 1901.
      iii LOUISE ANN McMORRAN d. as an infant.

for further details of this family see the McMORRANs of Ontario.


NEWFOUNDLAND

I am still investigating the origins of the naming of this facility:

MacMorran Community Centre (http://www.macmorran.publib.nf.ca/)
P.O. Box 21046
St.John's, NF
A1A 5B2
Contact: Mike Wadden
Phone: 722-1168
Fax: 722-1885


MANITOBA

FAMILY 1


First Generation

1. JAMES MacMORRAN m. UNKNOWN.
    Children:
    2. i WILLIAM ROWAN MacMORRAN b. 1900.
    3. ii BRYCE MacMORRAN.
      iii JEAN MacMORRAN.
These three children are said to have emigrated from Guervin (?Girvan, Ayrshire) c. 1918 to Manitoba. There was a James McMorran born in 1875 in Girvan, Ayrshire.

Second Generation

2. WILLIAM ROWAN MacMORRAN b. 1900, m. UNKNOWN, d. Summerland, BC.  WILLIAM died Summerland, BC.
    Children:
      i JOANN MacMORRAN (230 Montgomery Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3L 1T2).
    4. ii IAN MacMORRAN.

3. BRYCE MacMORRAN m. UNKNOWN.
    Children:
      i JEAN MacMORRAN m. Unknown HINKSON.

Third Generation

4. IAN MacMORRAN m. UNKNOWN.
    Children:
      i WILLIAM SCOTT MacMORRAN (macbui@nanospace.com)
      ii KRISTIN MacMORRAN.


FAMILY 2
First Generation

ROBERT WALLACE McMORRAN b. 9 APR 1851, Richmond Hill, Ontario, m. 12 FEB 1884, in Walkerton, Ontario, MARGARETTA ELIZABETH FINDLAY, b. 1861, Pontiac Co., Ontario, d. 17 SEP 1940.  ROBERT died 13 NOV 1929, Souris, Manitoba.
    Children:
    6. i GORDON ALEXANDER McMORRAN b. 9 JAN 1885.
      ii GRACE MURIEL McMORRAN b. 6 AUG 1886, Bruce County, Ontario, d. 25 OCT 1886, buried: Paisley, Ontario.
    7. iii EVA LILLIAN McMORRAN b. 8 NOV 1888.
      iv NELLIE FINDLAY McMORRAN b. 1 SEP 1890, Griswold, Manitoba, occupation Schoolteacher, m. 24 MAR 1915, GEORGE ELMER MOFFAT, d. 7 FEB 1981, buried: Elgin, Manitoba.  NELLIE died 12 NOV 1981, buried: Elgin, Manitoba.
      v NINA MARION McMORRAN b. 28 NOV 1893, Gainsborough, North West Territories, occupation Schoolteacher, m. 3 OCT 1917, ALLAN ALEXANDER ANDERSON, d. 13 JAN 1981, buried: Rivercrest Cemetery, Manitoba.  NINA died 9 SEP 1983, buried: Rivercrest Cemetery, Manitoba.
      vi MYRTA WHITE McMORRAN b. 28 NOV 1893, Gainsborough, North West Territories, occupation Telephone Operator, m. 26 JUN 1926, ANDREW WILFRID PATRICK, d. 18 APR 1978, buried: Souris, Manitoba.  MYRTA died 27 SEP 1988, buried: Souris, Manitoba.
      vii WALTER GEORGE McMORRAN b. 16 MAY 1898, Somerset, Manitoba, occupation Banker, m. 25 SEP 1943, MARJORIE COLLINSON.  WALTER died 26 JUN 1851, buried: Souris, Manitoba.

Further details of Robert Wallace McMorran's family can be found on The Irish McMORRANs of Ontario site


SASKATCHEWAN

There is a town called McMorran in Kindersley, Saskatchewan.  The background to this is still being investigated.


ALBERTA

First Generation

JOHN McMORRAN b. 20 FEB 1879, Biggar, Lanark, (son of  JOHN McMORRAN and MARGARET NEWLANDS) m. HARRIET LADON, b. 5 MAY 1893, Tillbury, Holland, d. 28 OCT 1960, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.  JOHN died 16 FEB 1944, Empress, Alberta, Canada. (refer to The McMORRANs of WISTON, LANARKSHIRE for more info on this family).
    Children:
      i PEGGY McMORRAN b. 22 DEC 1922, Empress, Alberta, Canada.
   1. ii JOHN F. McMORRAN b. 16 MAR 1924.
      iii JESSIE McMORRAN b. 18 SEP 1925, Empress, Alberta, Canada.
      iv CHARLES McMORRAN b. 22 FEB 1927, Empress, Alberta, Canada.
      v ALEXANDER McMORRAN b. 15 JUL 1929, Empress, Alberta, Canada.
      vi DALE McMORRAN b. 29 MAR 1942, Empress, Alberta, Canada.

Second Generation

1. JOHN F. McMORRAN b. 16 MAR 1924, Empress, Alberta, Canada, m. 21 SEP 1950, in Edmonton, Canada, BETTY RODNEY.
    Children:
      i SHERRY GAIL McMORRAN b. 19 FEB 1952, Winnipeg, Canada.
      ii RODNEY REID McMORRAN b. 28 AUG 1953, Winnipeg, Canada.
      iii DEBORAH LYNN McMORRAN b. 17 APR 1957, Gander, Newfoundland, Canada.


CANADIAN McMORRANS ON THE INTERNET (these individuals have contacted me with an interest in family history)
Roy Alexander McMORRAN mcmorran@shore.net Marblehead, MA New Brunswick McMorrans
William Scott MacMORRAN macbui@nanospace.com San Francisco, CA see Manitoba McMorrans above 
Shannon McMORRAN sdmcmorr@compusmart.ab.ca - no longer valid Edmonton, AB  
James McMORRAN JMcmor3524@aol.com Halifax, NS Roxburgh McMorrans
Brian, Michelle & Reid McMORRAN bmooch@planet.eon.net - no longer valid Edmonton, AB  
Shirley Mae WATTERS sbwatter@shaw.ca   Daughter of George Stark McMorran - Ontario & British Columbia McMorrans
Wallace Daniel McMORRAN mcmorran@islandnet.com Victoria, BC Grandson of George Stark McMorran - Ontario & British Columbia McMorrans
Peggy COX coxp823@megalink.net Auburn, Maine daughter of Thomas Nelson McMorran (#2 xi) in New Brunswick McMorrans
Vera GLAWSON glawclar@mb.sympatico.ca   grand-daughter of R.W.M. (Ontario & Manitoba McMorrans)
Jacqueline STEPHENS Jac121974@aol.com St. Marys, Ontario wife of Paul Stephens 4(ii) - family 2 of the Ontario McMorrrans

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