Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

James Murray

Male Cal 1839 - 1930  (~ 90 years)


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  • Name James Murray 
    Born CALC 15 Dec 1839  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/179398008 
    Residence 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    United Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    C. Presb. 
    Land - Map 1877  North Dumfries Concession 07 Lot 24, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer 
    Residence 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    C. Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1891  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Residence 1891  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Presbyterian 
    Residence 1904  North Dumfries Concession 07 Lot 24, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1911  Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Residence 1911  Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-339850 
    Died 24 Apr 1930  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Cause: Cause: Senility (10 years) - Concussion (7 days) 
    Buried 26 Apr 1930  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I339850  Generations
    Last Modified 12 May 2024 

    Father John Murray,   b. 1811, , Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1880, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Ann Finlayson,   b. 1808, , Rossshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1893, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Family ID F248248  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Marshall,   b. 6 Jan 1852, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1942, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 1875 
    Children 
     1. John Murray,   b. 31 Jul 1881, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1927, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     2. Peter Marshall Murray,   b. 30 Nov 1883, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1904, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     3. Margaret Nichol "Maggie" Murray,   b. 10 Oct 1887, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1966, Hannon, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 13 May 2024 
    Family ID F248249  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Old Pioneer Gone

      James Murray Passes Away In His 91st Year

      One of the oldest residents of North Dumfries, in the person of James Murray, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. T. Erle Sharp, on Thursday morning, at the advanced age of 90 years. Mr. Murray, as his name would imply, came of good old Scottish parentage, he being born on his father's homestead In North Dumfries on Dec. 15, 1840. After a trip to Scotland when a young man he settled on the land next to his father, the property now being known as "Spruce Hill Farm," Sprague's road. In the year 1875 he took for his bride Margaret, eldest daughter of the late Peter Marshall of South Dumfries. Both Mr. and Mrs. Murray were well known throughout the countryside for their hospitality. Their lives have been characterized by a christian spirit of "live, and let live," with ever a willingness to lend a helping hand. As a lifelong resident of this district, Mr. Murray had witnessed many changes and advancements. During the last five years of his life he had written many letters to his friends, telling of the wonderful changes from a bush country to our present state of rural conveniences and prosperity. These letters might well be preserved for future generations, so that they may know something of the hardships of the early settlers - of their optimism and tenacity of purpose, without which all the rural luxury that is being enjoyed today would have been impossible. He was predeceased by two sons, Peter and John and, besides his widow, is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Erle Sharp; also by four grandchildren, Isabel, Kathleen and Jimmie Murray and Margaret Sharp. His sister, "Eliza" - Mrs. J. C. Smith of Belmont, Man., - and a brother, Robert of Galt, also survive. The funeral took place from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Erle Sharp, on Saturday afternoon to the Ayr Cemetery and was largely attended. The services were conducted by his pastor, the Rev. R. H. Somerville of Glenmorris, assisted by the Rev. J. W. Currie of Ayr. The pallbearers were: Duncan McPherson, Duncan Miller, William Kelman, Peter McCrea, David Robson and John Miller.

      The Ayr News May 1 1930 pg 1

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      Peace, Perfect Peace Died In North Dumfries, on Thursday, April 24th, 1930, at 2 o'clock a.m. James Murray In his 91st year. The Funeral Will take place from the home of his son-in-law, Erle Sharpe, Lot 37, Con. 7, North Dumfries, on Saturday, April 26th, at 2.30 p.m., to the Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation

      Funeral Card

  • Sources 
    1. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, North Div. 2 Page 7.

    2. [S562] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1911, Div 3. Pg. 16.

    3. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 3 Page 29.

    4. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 1 Page 3.

    5. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 2, Page 44.

    6. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front] John Murray/ died 20th May 1880/ In his 69th year/ a Native of/ Roxburghshire Scotland/ also his wife/ Ann Finlayson/ born In Rossshire Scotland/ 1808,/ died Aug. 5th 1893/ Blessed Are the Dead Which Die/ In the Lord Rev. XIV. 13
      [A] Father [B] Mother [C] Annie [D] Ellen
      [Left] John Murray/ died July 15, 1927/ In his 46th year/ his beloved wife/ Annie F. Carswell/ died Feb. 1, 1975/ In Her 88th year
      [Right] Peter M./ son of/ J. & M. Murray/ died Sept. 7th 1904/ In his 21st year
      [Back] James Murray/ died Apr. 24, 1930/ In his 91st year/ his wife/ Margaret Marshall/ died Nov. 20, 1942/ In Her 91st year/ Murray
      [A] John [B] Peter M. [C] Mother

    7. [S2017] Directory - ON, Waterloo - 1877-1878 - Armstrong & Cos County of Waterloo Gazetteer & Directory for 1877-8.

    8. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name: James Murray Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1840 Birth Place: Ontario Age at Death: 90 Death Date: 24 Apr 1930 Death Place: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - CALC 15 Dec 1839 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - United Presbyterian - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - C. Presb. - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Map - 1877 - North Dumfries Concession 07 Lot 24, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - C. Presbyterian - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1891 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1904 - North Dumfries Concession 07 Lot 24, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1911 - Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Senility (10 years) - Concussion (7 days) - 24 Apr 1930 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 26 Apr 1930 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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