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Vancouver Obituary from January 1929 *** COMPLETED ***
« on: Sunday 18 February 18 15:21 GMT (UK) »
Hi there

I wonder if anyone can help me with an Obituary for GEORGE BADENOCH MURRAY, who was born Glasgow in 1877 and died at 600 Cordova Street West, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on 15 January 1929?

I have the Certificate for his death but am looking for details about the award of a Distinguished Service Order to him while serving as a Mercantile Marine Captain in the Royal Naval Reserve which I believe were in his Obituary.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

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Re: Vancouver Obituary from January 1929
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 18 February 18 15:57 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Vancouver Obituary from January 1929
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 18 February 18 16:05 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Carol - I'll give it a try  ;)

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Family surnames being researched ...
Crawford, Neilson, Lindsay, Reekie, Davidson
Drummond, Laing, Pearson, Tulloch ... will do for starters but there's a whole lot more!

Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Vancouver Obituary from January 1929
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 18 February 18 16:51 GMT (UK) »
We search for information but it is up to the thread owner to verify that it is correct.

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Re: Vancouver Obituary from January 1929
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 18 February 18 17:14 GMT (UK) »
The Google Newspaper Archive has the Vancouver Sun newspaper.... you can read through Jan 15th, 16th etc to see if you can find an obituary. 

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=ifIdVpG6JtcC

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Re: Vancouver Obituary from January 1929
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 18 February 18 18:14 GMT (UK) »
Aye mair questions than answers in a world where the past was a different place - that cannae be revisited!

Family surnames being researched ...
Crawford, Neilson, Lindsay, Reekie, Davidson
Drummond, Laing, Pearson, Tulloch ... will do for starters but there's a whole lot more!

Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Vancouver Obituary from January 1929
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 18 February 18 18:16 GMT (UK) »
The Google Newspaper Archive has the Vancouver Sun newspaper.... you can read through Jan 15th, 16th etc to see if you can find an obituary. 
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=ifIdVpG6JtcC

Thanks RunKitty

Trawled three or four issues but nothing jumps out.

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Family surnames being researched ...
Crawford, Neilson, Lindsay, Reekie, Davidson
Drummond, Laing, Pearson, Tulloch ... will do for starters but there's a whole lot more!

Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Vancouver Obituary from January 1929
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 18 February 18 20:29 GMT (UK) »
......... died at 600 Cordova Street West, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on 15 January 1929?

The date of death is 15 March 1929. You might have better luck looking in the Vancouver Sun newspaper link posted by RunKitty around the middle of March.

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Re: Vancouver Obituary from January 1929
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 18 February 18 21:30 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Sami...

Short obituary on March 16th...page 2

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=ifIdVpG6JtcC&dat=19290316&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

It says he commanded fuel tankers and got the D S O for ramming a submarine

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