Jeannette Reid McLellan, C.S.B.

Portrait by A.M. Hazard. Original Longyear Collection.


JEANNETTE REID McLELLAN, who grew up in Newton, Massachusetts, met and married Archibald McLellan in 1885, when both were visiting Cleveland, Ohio. The couple moved to Chicago a year later, where Mr. McLellan served as the branch manager for a New York firm. After the passing of two young sons, Jeannette turned for comfort to Science and Health. Within a short time, she found herself entirely healed of a physical condition which physicians had said would require an operation. She and Mr. McLellan then took Primary class with Ruth B. Ewing, one of Mrs. Eddy’s students, and later had Normal class under the Board of Education, receiving the C.S.B. degree. Mrs. McLellan was a devoted worker in the Chicago church, and when Mr. McLellan was called to Boston she assisted him in discharging the many tasks entrusted to him by Mrs. Eddy. While the Chestnut Hill home was being readied for Mrs. Eddy’s use, Jeannette McLellan took the responsibility for arranging and decorating the interior.

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