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Memorable Manitobans: John Murray (1858-1921)

Farmer, school trustee.

Born at Stirlingshire, Scotland on 18 November 1858, he came to Canada with his parents at the age of three and grew up near Kinburn, Ontario. He moved to Manitoba in 1879 and took up a farm near Hamiota. In April 1884, he married Margaret Ann Hamilton and they had thirteen children: William, Roy, Victor, Clarence, Theodore, Orville, Herbert, Lawrence, Mrs. A. Elliott, Mrs. H. Patterson, Mrs. J. M. Mitchell, Ina, and Pearl. He was a member of the COF, IOOF, and Presbyterian church. He served for 23 years as Chairman of the Hamiota School Board and was Honorary President of the Hamiota, Miniota, and Blanshard Trustees Association. He was active in the school consolidation movement. He died at Hamiota on 27 January 1921.

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Hamiota suffers loss in death of J. Murray”, Manitoba Free Press, 3 February 1921, page 10.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 January 2012

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