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New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics
Daniel F Johnson : Volume 94 Number 1668

Date : October 24, 1894
County : Saint John
Place : Saint John
Newspaper : Saint John Globe

"London, Ontario 'Advertiser' - Rev. J. Allister Murray, pastor of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, who died at 8:30 o'clock Sunday eve. after a long illness, was born at Big Meadows Farm, Roger Hill, Pictou Co., N.S. in 1834. He entered the Presbyterian College at West River, Pictou, where he took a full course and after an extra course at the Free Church College, Halifax, was licenced to preach in 1857 by the Presbytery of P.E.I. After laboring for a short time in the home mission field of Nova Scotia, he received almost simultaneously four calls to important charges viz. Newport, Maitland, Economy and Annapolis. Having referred decision of acceptance of call to the Presbytery of Halifax, Mr. Murray was ordained pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Annapolis Royal in 1857. After three years successful labor in his first charge, he accepted a call to the congregation of St. Luke's Church, Bathurst, N.B. on connection with the Church of Scotland. He subsequently removed to Ontario and accepted a call to St. Andrew's Church, Mount Forest, from which he was called to St. Andrew's Church, Lindsay and accepted the same. Within a short time he was called to St. Andrew's Church, Niagara Falls; St. Andrew's, Hamilton and St. Andrew's, London. This was in 1875 and Mr. Murray accepted the latter. In 1861, Mr. Murray was married to Georgina Smithsecond d/o William O. Smith of St. John, N.B., who still survives him, as well as two sons, Cyril Claude Murray and Clarence Hubert Murray, both of whom reside at home. Mr. Murray leaves two brothers, Rev. Dr. Murray of North Sydney, N.S. and Wm Murray, a retired farmer residing on Long Island. He also leaves two sisters in the Maritime Provinces."