James Murphy ( 1863-1928)
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- James Murphy began his career at the head of the lakes in 1883, working as a coal handling contractor for the Dominion Coal Company. By 1903 he had started his own coal handling company, which became the largest in Western Canada. James Murphy was elected to Fort William city council in 1906, and became Mayor of Fort William in 1907. He was a member of the Fort William Board of Trade, chairman of the Light and Water Commission, a member of the McKellar Hospital Board,and president of the Fort William Times Journal.
'History of Ontario: its resources and development.' Volume II by Alexander Fraser. Toronto. The Canada History Company. 1907
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