Grimsby Newspapers
Murphy, Thomas (Died on 19 Mar 1915)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 31 Mar 1915, p. 5

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The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Murphy, South Grimsby, received with great regret the announcement of Mr. Murphy's death which took place, on Friday, March 19, 1915, at his home near Grassies, after a brief illness of little over a week, although he had been in poor health for the past two years. In the death of Thomas Murphy, South Grimsby loses one of her most highly esteemed and popular customers. For the past 35 years Mr. Murphy has been a regular visitor to the village of Grimsby every Saturday, to market his produce and buy his supplies and he was one of the most highly esteemed farmers who came from the Townships of North or South Grimsby. As a farmer Mr. Murphy was successful and progressive and he succeeded in accumulating considerable property. Besides the valuable farm in South Grimsby upon which he has fine and commodious farm buildings and a splendid stock, he was the owner of two or three houses in the village of Grimsby and always had a little ready money to invest when an opportunity presented itself. For several years the deceased gentleman carried on farming in partnership with his brother, Robert, and after the latter's decease, Thomas carried on the business himself. In early life Mr. Murphy took a keen interest in athletic sports and was always a liberal patronizer of the baseball clubs in the old days. He served one year in South Grimsby Council and always took a keen interest in township affairs. In politics he was a strong Conservative, in religion an Episcopalian. The funeral took place on Monday, March 22, to St. Andrew's Church, Grimsby, where service was held, thence to Queen's Lawn Cemetery and was largely attended by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. The services were conducted by the Rev. J. Allan Ballard. The deceased is survived by his widow, five sisters, Mrs. Richard Hopkins, Grassies; Mrs. Esson, Muskoka; Mrs. Wm. Game, Michigan; Mrs. Jas. Smith, North Tonnawanda, N.Y. and Miss Eliza at home; also three brothers, George, Rochester, N.Y.; Richard, Clifton Springs, N.Y. and William of Hamilton.

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Newspaper located in the Grimsby Museum.
Date of Publication:
31 Mar 1915
Date Of Event:
19 Mar 1915
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Murphy, Thomas (Died on 19 Mar 1915)