of His Life and Career
||Born in Rivière du Loup, St.
Lawrence (now Quebec), Canada.
||Began a medical apprenticeship.
||Attached himself to the North
West Company as resident physician at Fort
William, on Lake Superior.
||Married Marguerite Waden McKay.
||Put in charge of Hudson's
Bay Company's Fort William.
||Became Chief Factor of the
Hudson's Bay Company's Columbia District, with
headquarters at Fort George, at the mouth of the
||Headquarters moved to Fort
||Oversaw the building of the
first lumber mill in the Pacific Northwest.
||The Hudson's Bay Company took a
land claim at "The Falls" and
encouraged former trappers to settle in nearby
||Welcomed and aided Jason Lee.
and Narcissa Whitman to Fort Vancouver.
||Surveyed and laid out the town
of Oregon City (replacing the former name of
||Protected, aided and supplied
the first four American migrations into Oregon
||Oregon City incorporated by the
||Resigned from the Hudson's Bay
Company and took up residence at Oregon City.
||With Robert Moore, made
application to the county court to establish a
ferry across the Willamette River between Oregon
and Linn counties.
||Stripped of his land claim near
Willamette Falls by a clause inserted into the
Oregon Donation Land Law.
||Became an American citizen.
||Elected Mayor of Oregon City.
||McLoughlin's home designated
a National Historic Site.
||A statue of McLoughlin was
unveiled in the National Statuary Hall in
||McLoughlin given the title
"Father of Oregon" by the Oregon