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Maclellan, John (1863–1936)

Mr. John Maclellan After having been ill for about four months Mr. John Maclellan, former managing director of Foy and Gibson Pty. Ltd., died about 12.30 a.m. to-day from bronchial pneumonia. He was aged 73 years. Mr. Maclellan retired from the firm about five years ago.

Born in Leicester, England, in 1863, Mr. Maclellan came to Australia in his early 20s and entered the hardware firm of McLean Bros. and Rigg. He joined the firm of Foy and Gibson when the partnership between the late Mr. William Gibson, who was his uncle, and the late Mr. Mark Foy was dissolved. Mr. Mark Foy went to Sydney, where he establish the business that pairs his name.

Apart from his business interests, Mr. Maclellan took an active part in charitable and philanthropic work. He founded the Girls' Guild, and took a keen interest in its progress. He was actively associated with church work. In his younger days Mr. Maclellan played golf, and was a member of the Royal Tennis Club and the Melbourne Cricket Club.

His wife died several years ago. He is survived by a son, Mr. R. J. Maclellan, who is a director of Foy and Gibson Pty. Ltd.

The funeral arrangements will be made to-day by A. A. Sleight Pty. Ltd.

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'Maclellan, John (1863–1936)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 13 August 2020.

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Leicester, Leicestershire, England


3 October 1936
Windsor, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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