Robert learned the tinsmithing business as an apprentice;  then, with his two brothers bought the hardware and tinsmithing business in Belwood.  He and his brother Jacob ran that store until 1920.  Robert and Martha moved to Fergus in that year and then, in the Fall of 1922, they moved to a farm on the 10th Con. of Peel Township just south of Drayton.  He and his son Tom farmed that land and also a cattle pasture north of Drayton.  Robert retired from farming in 1936 leaving the farming to his son Tom.  He was active in the insurance business, Peel and Maryboro Fire Insurance Co., and was on the Drayton Village council for three years.
He died at Drayton in 1943.  Martha died in 1960 in Orangeville¹

Family:
Robert James (Jim) McClanahan, b. 1903 - d. Nov. 4, 1998¹
William Arthur McClanahan, b. 1905 - d. Feb. 7, 1925¹*         
Florence Loghrin McClanahan, b. 1907 - d. Oct. 12, 1988¹
Thomas Edwin McClanahan, b. 1910 - d. Dec. 6, 1990¹ 
Robert McClanahan*
b. June 30, 1868 - d. Apr. 10, 1943¹
Generation IV    Parent

Martha Loghrin*        
b. Jan. 25, 1877 - d. Feb. 27, 1960


Martha was born at the homestead Speedside, Eramosa township Jan. 25, 1877.  After completing her education, she attended teachers' college and taught school.  She married Robt. McClanahan² April 9, 1902 at Fergus, Ont..  Robert's father was also Robert McClanahan and he married Rebecca McCracken on Oct. 7, 1863¹. 
Martha Loghrin¹
Robert and Martha with their children.  This is the only adult picture of Robert without a mustache!³
L to R: Jim (R. James) McClanahan, Martha and Robert McClanahan (parents), Florence McClanahan, and Tom McClanahan³
        * Buried in Drayton Cemetery  
        ¹ Much additional information to William J. Keith's account written in 1968 was provided in a letter from Robert J. McClanahan to Tom Loghrin, Feb. 24, 2005. 
        ² This marriage is confirmed on page 41 of The County of Wellington Atlas, 1906.
        ³ Photo is from Wm. T. McClanahan's collection.
Left to right: William T. McClanahan, R. James McClanahan, Martha and Robert McClanahan, Robert J. McClanahan, Mabel McClanahan, Mrs. Gibson, Gertrude McClanahan, Thomas E. McClanahan  William was born in 1938 so this picture was probably taken about 1940.

Looking at this picture from Martha and Robert's perspective:
grandson Bill (Tom's son), son Jim, themselves, grandson Bob (Jim's son), daughter-in-law Mabel (Tom's wife), Jim's mother-in-law Mrs. Gibson, daughter-in-law Gertrude (Jim's wife), and son Tom³.
Left to right: Martha McClanahan, her brother Will Loghrin, her daughter Florence, her daughter-in-law Gertrude and her granddaughter Elaine McClanahan³.
Martha McClanahan³
The Loghrin Family History
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