Grimsby Newspapers
McRaye, Walter Jackson (Died on 7 Aug 1946)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 8 Aug 1946, p. 5

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Grimsby and district citizens were greatly shocked, shortly after noon on Wednesday, to hear of the sudden passing, at his home on Maple Avenue, of Walter Jackson McRaye, a well known and popular resident of Grimsby for the past 15 years. Deceased gentleman was well known throughout Canada and the United States for his great literary and writing ability. He was born in Merrickville, on December 31st, 1870, the son of Hiram McRaye and Sophia Shaler. Early in life he showed a great aptitude for writing. In later years he gained much fame through his several books that he published and through his ability as a lecturer and after dinner speaker. At the time of his demise he had a book about to be published. He travelled extensively throughout the American continent as a speaker and was recognized as one of the finest interpreters of the works of Drummond on the continent...He is survived by his wife and one son, Lucy Webbling and Louis Drummond McRaye, of England, one sister residing in British Columbia and a cousin, Miss Pearl D. McRaye, of Grimsby. Funeral services under the auspices of the Canadian Legion will be held from the Stonehouse Funeral Home on Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be in the Plot of Remembrance, Queen's Lawn Cemetery.

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8 Aug 1946
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7 Aug 1946
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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McRaye, Walter Jackson (Died on 7 Aug 1946)