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Re: Lennox Arthur John Murray - born 1923 in Scotstown, Quebec
Posted by: David smith (ID *****3975) Date: October 18, 2012 at 08:25:23
In Reply to: Re: Lennox Arthur John Murray - born 1923 in Scotstown, Quebec by Milton Gray of 100169

Lennox was married to Elsie Noreen Rains. Listed below is her obit.
S.J.H.S document No: 600501
Date to File: March 19, 2005
Source: Sault Star
Folder: Rains


MURRAY, Elsie Noreen (Rains)

Born in 1924 in Richard's Landing. Deceased in Ottawa on March 14th, 2005. Predeceased by her husband Lennox Murray.
Dear mother of Elizabeth, Edith, Lenore, Walter, and Lorna. Sister of the late Victoria (Ross) Agnew, the late Winnifred (late Austin) Brayley, Elleda (late Frederick) Rushworth, and Linda (Michael) Harrison. Daughter of the late Edgar and Bessie Rains.
Cremation and memorial took place in Ottawa on March 17th. At Noreen's request her ashes will be brought home to St. Joseph's Island this summer.

Here is a listing of the original Murray family
John "donn" Murray 1822-1901, son of John Murray of Tolsta, Lewis and Mary Nicolson 1821, daughter of John Nicolson Q154
Children;
John N 1848 married Kirsty Campbell Q34
Murdo 1856 married Ann Nicolson Q154
Angus N 1858-1948 married 1) Catherine Smith Q204
2) Mary Ann Campbell Q34
John J 1862 married Catherine Nicolson Q156
Ann 1865 married Neil Murray Q130

This information is taken from "A Register of Emigrant Families from the Western Isles of Scotland to the Eastern Townships of Quebec", written by Bill Lawson who is the leading authority in Lewis regarding these Scottish emigrants. In his book, your Murrays are Q129. You can see that the children of John married other Scottish immigrants from the same place (Isle of Lewis). The names of spouses are followed by their "Q" number and are listed in the book.
My families came from the same place during the same years, but settled in Bruce County Ontario. I have gathered quite a few books etc and will gladly scan the pages concerning your Murrays and email them if you are interested.
Dave




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