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Step back in time at Parkwood

Join us on a journey to discover the rich history of the McLaughlin Family, Parkwood’s Garden History and the Design History of the Mansion.

The McLaughlin Family

Robert Samuel McLaughlin was born in Enniskillen, Ontario September 8, 1871. His father, Robert McLaughlin Sr., was a pioneer in the manufacture of vehicles in Canada. From a modest enterprise of carving ax handles, the senior McLaughlin began to build cutters and wagons in 1867, first in Tyrone, Ontario and later in the larger community of Enniskillen located a few miles further west of Tyrone. Demand quickly increased, and in 1876 the enterprise was moved to the expanding community of Oshawa, Ontario…

The McLaughlin History
The Private Side of R.S. McLaughlin
Adelaide McLaughlin
The McLaughlin Daughters
Automotive History

View or read the stories of The McLaughlin Family

Adelaide McLaughlin

McLaughlin Car Slideshow

McLaughlin House