Richard Cockburn Maclaurin was born in Galashiels on 5th June 1870 and emigrated with the family to New Zealand when he was four.
See a short biography on his educational achievements and life's work.
He married Margaret Alice Pairman Young in Auckland on 27th December 1904. Alice was the daughter of William Young.
Richard and Alice had two children:
He died on 15th January 1920 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.