Roderick McLennan

Plot L, Section 49, Lot 1
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

Born in Glengarry County in eastern Ontario in 1823, McLennan was educated in Montreal and spent his early working years in the Southern States where he surveyed rights-of-way for a variety of railways. When the American Civil War erupted he continued to work and in 1864 was captured by the Confederate forces, spending thirteen weeks in the infamous Dry Tortugas prisoner-of-war camp. Following the cessation of hostilities, McLennan returned to Canada and quickly returned to work building railways. He eventually took charge of completing the section of the new Canadian Pacific Railway north of Lake Superior. McLennan died at his residence, 115 Avenue Road, on February 2, 1911.

Mike Filey
Mount Pleasant Cemetery: An Illustrated Guide
Second Edition Revised and Expanded

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