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Re: ASSISTANCE SOUGHT-James MURRAY killed train accident Crowley, La
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 22 March 17 09:11 GMT (UK) »
It was mentioned briefly in the Adrossan & Saltcoats Herald:

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 Mr Michael Murray, fish merchant, Saltcoats, has received by cable intimation of the death of his son, Mr James Murray in a railway accident at Crowley, Louisiana, USA
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Re: ASSISTANCE SOUGHT-James MURRAY killed train accident Crowley, La
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 22 March 17 09:42 GMT (UK) »
Thank you once more. I am a joint-author of Tom's biography.
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32.04'.04"S 115.48'.30"E
Hamilton, Kennedy, Lovell, McCreadie, Murray, Workman - Ayrshire, Scotland
Lovell - Texas, USA
McCreadie - Dunedin, NZ
Boyle - Eire
McCreadie, Wills, Wyatt - Queensland
Tait/Tate - Toronto, Canada
Workman, McEwan - OFS, South Africa

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Re: ASSISTANCE SOUGHT-James MURRAY killed train accident Crowley, La - UPDATED
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 02 June 20 03:30 BST (UK) »
Updating my initial enquiry which advised place of death as Crowley, Louisiana (LA).  This has now been proven inaccurate by the following newspaper article recently located:
At 11AM, Thursday 12 March 1903, James MURRAY, stone-cutter, was run over by a train at Iowa, LA. It is believed he was attempting to ride a freight train.
Source: “The Times-Democrat, New Orleans, Louisiana, Friday 13 March 1903, Page 2.

Iowa, Louisiana is 38 miles West of Crowley, Louisiana.

My next task is to determine his final resting place. James was not buried in his Scottish home town. As James’ uncle, Tom LOVELL and his first wife Theresa are buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Denton, it is possible James is also buried there.
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32.04'.04"S 115.48'.30"E
Hamilton, Kennedy, Lovell, McCreadie, Murray, Workman - Ayrshire, Scotland
Lovell - Texas, USA
McCreadie - Dunedin, NZ
Boyle - Eire
McCreadie, Wills, Wyatt - Queensland
Tait/Tate - Toronto, Canada
Workman, McEwan - OFS, South Africa