Murray, James (Died)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 29 Aug 1895, p. 7
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St. Catharines Star: Shortly after one o'clock this afternoon a rumour spread about the streets that Captain James Murray, the well-known contractor, and member of the firm of Murray, Cleveland and Co Company was dead. No one seemed to know anything definite, but finally the report was verified and it was learned that he had died somewhat suddenly during an attack caused by the passage of gallstones, during which some vessel was ruptured. Capt. Murray had been sick for some days, but his case did not take a serious turn until this morning. Death occurred shortly before one o'clock. Capt. Murray rose from being a navigator of vessels on the lakes and through the old Welland canal to be one of the wealthiest men in St. Catharines. He leaves a widow and two daughters, one of whom is married to Mr. P.A. McCallum, to mourn his loss. ... Deceased was born in Argyleshire, Scotland, May 12, 1832, and was consequently 63 years of age. About 1844 he came to St. Catharines from York County. When he was 17 years of age he took to sailing, and in five years was commander of a vessel, rising until he owned quite a fleet. In 1868 he sold his vessels and became active in contracting, which he was engaged in at the time of his death.

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29 Aug 1895
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29 August 1895
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Murray, James (Died)