NameJohn McMillan
Birth29 Aug 1856, New Mills, Restigouche, New Brunswick, Canada
Res. at Time of DeathVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Death13 Jun 1905, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Burial15 Jun 1905, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
CemeteryMOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, Vancouver, BC
Occupationschool teacher
Cause of deathheart disease complicated by pneumonia
FatherJohn McMillan (1814-1895)
MotherJean McNair (1819-1896)
Spouses
Birth21 May 1868, New Mills, Restigouche, New Brunswick, Canada
Res. at Time of DeathVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Death27 Oct 1936, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Burial29 Oct 1936, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
CemeteryMOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, Vancouver, BC
Cause of deathtoxemia of mastitis, due to accidental injury to breast several months prior
FatherAlexander MacMichael Morton (1822-1898)
MotherMary Childs (1836-1903)
Marriage18 Nov 1885, New Mills, Restigouche, New Brunswick, Canada
ChildrenEvan Morton (Died as Child) (1886-1887)
 David (1887-1976)
 John Andrew (1890-1975)
 Mary Vida (1892-1977)
 James Alexander (1894-1986)
 Joseph McRae (1895-1956)
 Robert Daniel Alfred (1898-1991)
 Alfred (Died as Infant) (1899-1900)
 Samuel Rutherford (1902-1979)
Notes for John McMillan
Family home in New Mills, NB called "Breadalbane". It served as the Post Office for the area

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Education:

• 1875 School License- 2nd class common, New Brunswick
• 1876 Student teacher at Provincial Training School of NB
• 1877 Entered University of New Brunswick
• 1880 Granted B.A. from U of New Brunswick
• 1880 School License- Grammar School , NB
• 1880-81 Theological student, New College, Edinburgh, Scotland
• 1883 1st class Certificate, Collegiate Department, Manitoba
• 1889 Moved to British Columbia
• 1891 B.C. Public School Teachers certificate
• 1892 East End Public School, Vancouver
• 1895 Moved to the Nikomekyl River, Cloverdale, BC
• 1896-98 Taught at Gibsons Landing, BC
• 1899 Moved to Moodyville (North Vancouver, BC)
• 1901 First Class Grade Academic Certificate, BC
• 1901-02 Taught at Moodyville
• 1905 May have died as a result of contracting pneumonia after rescuing a child from drowning in Coal Harbour.

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November 24 1885, The World

m. At residence of bride's father, 18th Nov., by Rev. Thos. Nicholson, John McMillan, Breadelbane (Rest. Co.) / Elizabeth Morton youngest d/o Alexander Morton, Esq., New Mills

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According to the Henderson Directory, the McMillans lived at 412 Keefer Street from 1892-1894 while John taught at the East End School. Moved to 760 Denman Street in 1905, the year of John's death.

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“A Pioneer’s Passing; Demise of Veteran Schoolteacher, Well Known in This City,” Vancouver Province, June 14, 1905, page 1:

There passed away at the St. Paul’s Hospital this morning one of the pioneers of the province and a veteran schoolteacher in the person of Mr. John McMillan, B.A. He had been in ill-health for some time.
For a number of years the late Mr. McMillan had charge of the school at Moodyville when that burg was a busy lumbering centre. He afterward was on the teaching staff of the East End school, and had the distinction of having resided in the province before the advent of a railway. A wife, a daughter and six sons survive him.

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John McMillan, obituary, Vancouver Province, June 16, 1905, page 16; Vancouver World, June 16, 1905, page 8 [Vancouver world adds portion in brackets]:

Mr. John McMillan. The funeral of the late Mr. John McMillan [B.A., whose death was reported in Wednesday’s World] will take place on Saturday morning. The Rev. Dr. Fraser will officiate and the service at the house, 760 Denman street, will be held at 10 o’clock.
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