William Murray (Canadian politician)
Source: Library and Archives Canada.
|Member of Parliament for Renfrew North|
|Preceded by||Peter White|
|Succeeded by||Peter White|
|Born||June 17, 1839
Goulbourn Township, Ontario
|Died||July 15, 1898|
He was born in Goulbourn Township in 1839, the son of James Murray, an Irish immigrant, and Elizabeth Burrows, and was educated in Goulbourn Township. He entered business with his older brother Thomas in Pembroke. In 1864, he married Margaret Mary Foran. He was declared elected in 1874 after Peter White's election was appealed. In 1876, Murray was unseated and White won the subsequent by-election. In 1884, Thomas and William registered a claim on a nickel deposit near Sudbury which later became the Murray Mine, the first nickel mine established in the area. He died in Pembroke at the age of 59.
- William Murray (Canadian politician) – Parliament of Canada biography
- Rose, George McLean (1886). A Cyclopæedia of Canadian biography being chiefly men of the time ... pp. 761–2.
- Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.
- Nickel:Canadian Tributes
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