Laughlin,  James Everett

Laughlin, James Everett

Male 1870 - 1944  (74 years)

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  • Name Laughlin, James Everett  [1, 2, 3
    Born 2 May 1870  Perth, Lanark, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Commercial Artist  [2
    Religion 1871  [1
    Wesleyan Methodist 
    Residence 1871  Perth, Lanark, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Origin 1871  [1
    Scottish 
    Died 2 Aug 1944  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Mount Pleasant Cemetery
    Person ID I31  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | The History of Alexander V Laughlen
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Laughlen, William,   b. 25 Nov 1835, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1909, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Shannon, Sarah Jane,   b. 20 Oct 1838, Dumfries, Brant, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1926, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 11 Nov 1859  Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F13  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lear, Lydia Dandy,   b. 12 Mar 1873, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 14 Aug 1895  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. Laughlin, Everett James,   b. 24 Oct 1896, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1959, Miami-Dade, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [natural]
    +2. Laughlen, Minola Elizabeth,   b. 26 Jul 1898, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +3. Laughlen, Lydia Lear,   b. 12 Nov 1906, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F30  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 May 1870 - Perth, Lanark, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - Perth, Lanark, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Aug 1895 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Aug 1944 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Laughlin, James Everett art
    Laughlin, James Everett art
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    Laughlin, James Everett art 1
    Laughlin, James Everett art 2
    Laughlin, James Everett art 2

    Family Crest
    Laughlen Family Crest
    Laughlen Family Crest

  • Notes 
    • He made illustrations for newspapers, magazines and Sunday School papers. He painted many pictures which were beautiful and displayed his remarkable ability. He maintained a studio office at 72 Queen Street West, Toronto, for many years.

      From the web site of The Art of Bertha May Ingle
      The 1919 and 1921 Toronto City Directories list Bertha as being employed by James E Laughlin, whose workshop or studio was in the downtown Arcade Building, a then-fashionable four-storey shopping centre that stretched between Yonge Street and Victoria Street, just south of Queen Street. The Directories tell us there were at least two other women artists employed by James E Laughlin there. We don't know what their work was, and we'd love to find out more about it.

      James Everett Laughlin was an illustrator whose efforts, as my sister has discovered, can be seen on-line in the ebook version of Lieutenant-Governors of Upper Canada and Ontario 1792 - 1899, by D B Read, QC. Laughlin illustrated that book with full-page portraits of 22 of the subjects.

      Upon examining the book, my sister realized that the style of Laughlin's Lieutenant-Governor illustrations bears a certain resemblance to that of the Eaton's Catalogue illustrations. She wondered if the James E Laughlin workshop might conceivably have had contracts to do commercial artwork for Eaton's, and that Bertha might have been hired on for that purpose, around 1919 or perhaps shortly before. Perhaps she did the 'faces' shown above while working for Laughlin. It's purely speculation, at this stage, but not such a far-fetched notion.

  • Sources 
    1. [S19] 1871 Canadian Census, taken no later then May 1, 1871.

    2. [S424] The Works of M. E. Laughlin and E. R. Laughlin, 1955 2nd Edition, Mary Elizabeth Bowyer Laughlin and Edgerton Ross Laughlin.

    3. [S1] Ontario: Birth, Death and Marriage Records, Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1928; Series: MS932; Reel: 796.
      Record for Minola Elizabeth Laughlin

    4. [S1] Ontario: Birth, Death and Marriage Records.