Minnie McClaine

b. May 1878
  • Minnie McClaine was born in May 1878 in Oregon.
  • She married Clarence W. Keene, son of David M. Keene and Elizabeth Campbell, circa 1904.
  • The following appeared on 4 March 1926 in the Morning Oregonian: (Spokane, Wash., March 3) Adolph McClaine, 40 years a banker in the Pacific northwest, died this afternoon after an illness of three years or more. Mrs. McClaine was permitted only this morning to return from the hospital where she had been ordered more than a week ago by her physicians, and the son, Fielding McClaine, is so ill of influenza that he can not leave his bed. /P/ A. F. McClaine was born in 1860 at Silverton, Or., where his father was a banker. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 1880 and later, with Albert Coolidge, formed the Coolidge & McClaine bank of Silverton. Mr. McClaine subsequently became president of the National Bank of Commerce in Tacoma and in 1908 came to Spokane to be president of the Traders' National bank and remained with that bank until it consolidated with the Spokane & Eastern Trust company in 1914. He was one of its directors, also vice-president of the Coolidge & McClaine bank and the National bank of Colfax. /P/ In 1886 he married May Underwood, whose father crossed the plains, as did Mr. McClaine's father. Of his immediate family, those living are his widow, a son, A. F. McClaine Jr., in Spokane, two sisters, Mrs. C. W. Keene and Miss Eleanor McClaine of Silverton, Or.
  • The following appeared on 10 April 1927 in The Sunday Oregonian: At a luncheon for which Mrs. Clarence W. Keene was hostess at her home in Silverton Wedensday the engagement of Miss Eleanor McClaine to George Powell of Portland was announced. Covers were placed for 12 intimate friends of the bride-elect.
         Miss McClaine is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fielding McClaine and a sister of the late A. F. McClaine of Spokane. She attended the University of Oregon and is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. Mr. Powell is the son of Mrs. Sallie McEachin Powell of St. Louis and is a prominent business man of Portland.
         No date has been set for the wedding.
  • The following appeared on 8 June 1953 in The Oregonian: Funeral for Eleanor McClaine Powell, 59, of 2547 S. W. Hill Crest drive, will be Tuesday at 10 a. m. at Finley's Rose chapel. Private committal will be at Portland Memorial cemetery.
         Mrs. Powell, born September 18, 1893, at Silverton, died Saturday.
         She is survived by the widower, George Powell, by two daughters, Mrs. W. K. Gates of Salem and Eleanor Evelyn Powell of Portland; a son, George F. Powell, U. S. army; a sister, Mrs. C. W. Keene of Silverton; and by four grandchildren.
         Mrs. Powell in World War I was associated with the American Red Cross. She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal church.
  • Last Edited: 14 Jul 2010

Family: Clarence W. Keene b. 5 June 1875