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Russell McClelland, assisted by his beloved wife Gertrude (Gibson) McClelland, took over ownership of the funeral business about the time his father passed away in 1940. (Sept 1941)
The McClelland Funeral Home on Rt. 108 in Harlansburg. (c1963)
The former McClelland/Boyd funeral facility in Harlansburg is now a private residence. (2007)
Patricia C' Brown #
Adelle McClelland was my father’s Aunt Della, grandma’s sister, and when I was born my parents and I lived in an apartment on the second floor of the old Harlansburg Inn which was directly across the New Castle Road from McClelland’s Funeral Home. On the corner of the New Castle road and Highway 19 going toward Plain Grove, there was a small zoo and they had a bear and some large cats. I was very small when we moved from there but I remember begging to go to see the bear. I could see it from the upstairs window where we lived. My Brown family are from Harlansburg, Plain Grove and Slippery Rock. They were some of the earliest settlers in the area.