Former well-known Beamsville resident passes away
Grimsby Independent, 19 Jan 1916, p. 1

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Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum.
Date of Publication:
19 Jan 1916
Date Of Event:
14 Jan 1916
Personal Name(s):
Osborne, James Kerr
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Toronto, Jan. 15 - In the death at Bournemouth, England, yesterday of Mr. James Kerr Osborne, one who was a prominent figure in the business and social life of Toronto has been removed... James Kerr Osborne was born in Beamsville, Ont. July 27, 1843, of Scotch parentage, his father, the late J.B. Osborne, and mother having both come from Ayrshire. His boyhood was spent in Beamsville until he was 15 years of age, when he returned to Scotland to school. On his return he matriculated at Toronto University, but subsequently decided on a business career. After some years spent in mercantile business in Beamsville, he joined in the foundation of A. Harris, Son & Co. Ltd., manufacturers of agricultural implements at Brantford. From 1882 Mr. Osborne was vice-president of the company and when in 1892 it was merged with the Massey Manufacturing Company, he became vice-president of the Massey-Harris Company Limited. This position he held till recently, when he retired from active business... Mr. Osborne was twice married. His first wife was a daughter of the late J.S. Henry, of Beamsville. There were four sons of this marriage, one of whom died in infancy... In 1888, Mr. Osborne married Miss Isabel Blanche Killmaster, youngest daughter of the late B. Killmaster, of Port Rowan. There are two children of this marriage, one daughter, Isabel Margaret, and one son, John Graham. For some years Mr. Osborne had lived at Hinton Firs, Bournemouth, England, where Mrs. Osborne and her two children now are... In addition to his immediate family, he is survived by his stepmother, Mrs. J.B. Osborne, Beamsville, and three half-brothers, Messrs. J. Plunkett Osborne, Colin Osborne and Edward Osborne, of Beamsville and Hamilton.

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Former well-known Beamsville resident passes away