Alva H. McLaren
Written, Submitted & © by Margaret E. Haynes

Alva H. McLaren
Alva H. McLaren was born March 24, 1889, in Wilson County, Kansas. He was the son of Colin (or Calvin?) and Margaret McLaren. His father had come to the U.S. in 1850 from Scotland. Alva had a twin brother Alvin. He had eleven siblings: Ida F., Cora E., Frank L., Walter C. D., Alvin V., (then Alva), Oscar, Leona, Glen, and two that died I have no names for. (Names taken from the 1900 and 1910 Census of Pleasant Valley Township, Wilson Co., Kansas.)
Alva was first married in 1909-1910, to Agnes (maiden name unknown). They were on the 1910 Census of Pleasant Valley Township, Wilson Co., Kansas, and they had not been married a year, Alva was 21 and Agnes was twenty, born in Missouri, her father born in Illinois, her mother born in Ohio. They had no children. In the 1920 Census of Pleasant Valley, Wilson Co., Kansas, Alva H. McClaren was thirty years old, and farming. His wife Agnes was thirty, born in Missouri, and they had one child, a daughter Doris who was one month old, born in Kansas. They later had a son Herbert McLaren.
Alva H. McLaren married the second time to Susan B. (Braden) Miller. She was the daughter of Robert E. Braden and Cornelia (McMillen) Braden of Livingston County, Missouri. It was a second marriage for both Alva and Susan. Susan was a teacher in the Earlton, Kansas, and Chanute Catholic schools. I believe that Alva continued farming.
He died in March 1967, in Earlton, Neosho Co., Kansas
Survivors include his wife Susan; a son, Herbert McLaren; a daughter Doris Schuster; two step-sons, Robert L. Miller, of Mesa, Arizona, and William Miller, of Salt Lake City, Utah; and grandchildren, and other relatives.
Burial was in Utica Cemetery, in Utica, Livingston Co., Missouri. McGilley-Antioch Chapel, North Kansas City, Missouri was in charge of the arrangements.

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