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James Murphy ( 1863-1928)
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Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
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
Date of Original
~1907
Subject(s)
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 48.4001 Longitude: -89.31683
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Contact
Thunder Bay Public Library
Email:reference@tbpl.ca
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Brodie Resource Library

216 South Brodie Street

Thunder Bay, ON

P7E 1C2

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James Murphy ( 1863-1928)


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