Grimsby Newspapers
Murgatroyd, Robert Cook (Died on 29 Dec 1944)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 4 Jan 1945, p. 5

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Robert Cook Murgatroyd, who died in Smithville on Friday in his 89th year, was born in that village in 1856 and resided there all his life. Last Monday was the 89th consecutive Christmas which he had spent in his one and only residence. As a young man he started to study medicine in the University of Toronto, but discontinued his course in 1877 when the mercantile partnership of R. Murgatroyd & Sons was formed, which consisted of his father, Robert M. Murgatroyd, his brother, Ellis W. Murgatroyd, and himself. Till 1910 the partnership operated a general store, and as there was no bank in Smithville until 1905 the partnership developed a banking business which has continued with modifications to the present time. Mr. Murgatroyd and his brother were in partnership for some 67 years, until the latter's death a few months ago. He was very interested in progress and never missed the Canadian National Exhibition, and had visited all of the great American world fairs, commencing with the Centennial in Philadelphia and including New York.

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4 Jan 1945
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29 Dec 1944
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Murgatroyd, Robert Cook (Died on 29 Dec 1944)