Abner Reid McClelan
Jan. 4, 1830 - Jan. 30, 1917
—M.P.P. 1854-1867 • Senator 1867-1896 • Lieut. Governor 1896-1902 —
A. R. McClelan was born in Riverside. At age twenty-three he entered politics and was elected to represent Albert County in the New Brunswick House of Assembly. He was a keen supporter of Confederation, and after Confederation in 1867 he became a Senator. From 1896 to 1902, he was Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick. In 1898 he was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Law from Mount Allison University, and in 1900 he received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of New Brunswick.
Mr. McClelan and his wife lived in Victoria Manor, a beautiful house on Maple Street, which can be seen from here. It is three stories high, has twenty-two rooms and six fireplaces. In a front bay window there is a stained glass picture of Queen Victoria.
During his impressive political career, he was also a merchant, farmer and lumberman. He was always concerned about the people of this area, and contributed money towards the construction of the Riverside Consolidated School, and the McClelan Memorial Hospital, which was erected at this site.
Buried in Hopewell Hill Cemetery.
Location. 45° 45.219′ N, 64° 43.555′ W. Marker is in Riverside-Albert, New Brunswick, in Albert County. Marker is at the intersection of King Street (New Brunswick
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Early Irish Families to Albert County (a few steps from this marker); the Flowerpots / les pots de Fleurs (approx. 14.1 kilometers away); the ebb and flow of Fundy / flux et reflux des eaux de Fundy (approx. 14.1 kilometers away); Albert County Court House (approx. 15.6 kilometers away); County Gaol / La prison du comté (approx. 15.6 kilometers away); Albert County Museum / Musée du comté d'Albert (approx. 15.6 kilometers away); Hopewell Cape Community Hall (approx. 15.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riverside-Albert.
Also see . . .
1. Abner Reid McClelan Bio. (Submitted on August 11, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Hon. Abner Reid McClelan. (Submitted on August 11, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Abner Reid McClelan at Find A Grave. (Submitted on August 11, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.