CAPE BRETON COUNTIES GENWEB

Skye Glen Cemetery

Skye Glen, Inverness County, NS

Information from headstones recorded by Nancy MacDonnell kattz@auracom.com, October 1996.

A second transcription was completed in December 1999 by Allan Gillis. It contains approximately 98 stones (all stones extant) to that date.

Please note these are names and dates gathered while working on my own genealogies--local historical societies or church records may have more completed works, different and/or additional information on the family surnames.

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This page updated Monday, 25-Jun-2012 18:45:05 MST

Photo courtesy of Peter Nicholson


X In memory of the first settlers from Skye 1830

Alexander Beaton

John Beaton

Murdock Gillis

Myles MacInnis

John MacKinnon

John Nicholson



x John Gillis

d. 13 May, 1861, 77 yrs.

Flora

d. Oct.1873, _? yrs.



x Effie

b. Scotland 1819

d. Skye Glen 18 Feb. 1904

wife of Murdo Gillis



x Murdock Gillis

d. Skye Mtn., 30 May 1910, 53 yrs.



x Archie M. Gillis

1855-1924

his wife Dora

1862-1945



x Murdock MacKenzie

1859-1933



x Donald MacKinnon

1859-1917

Mary A.

1864-1951

Malcolm Archie

1902-1922



x Daniel

d. 19 June 1894

son of Allan & Maggie MacKinnon



x Allan MacKinnon

1862-1939

his wife Margaret

1869- ___.

Mary Martha

1898-1937

infant son

1900- 1900



x Gillis



x Beatons



x MacInnis



x Gerald Norman MacLean

1941-1992

husband of Caroline MacKinnon



x John Nicholson

1799-1901

his wife Ann Beaton

1810-1855



x Flora

d. 10 Jan. 1894 or 1897?, 39 yrs.

wife of Angus Gillis



x Dora MacKinnon

d. Whitewood, Manitoba, 23 yrs.

wife of John Robertson 

(more on other side of headstone but unable to read)



x Donald Nicholson

d. 23 Apr. 1899, 80 yrs.

his daughter, Flora Ann

d. 26 Apr. 1883, 14 yrs.

his wife, Sarah McLeod

d. 11 Sept. 1918, 87 yrs.



x Campbells



x Collin Chisholm

d. 16 Sept. 1889, 62 yrs.

born Kilmuire, Isle of Skye to America 1832, settled Brookvillage.

His wife, Ann MacKinnon

born Oct. 1829, Parish of SNEZORD?, Isle of Skye

to America 1840, she died Sept. 18?4 (9?), 65 yrs.



x Chisholms



x Daniel MacNeill

1864-1930

his wife, Flora Jane MacKinnon

1881-1979



x Annie MacQuarrie

born Pictou 1 May 1893

died 21 Dec. 1931

wife of John R. Gillis

1886-1962

also infant son Calvin.



x Daniel H. Nicholson

1900-1972

Dorothy J.A.

1900-1985



x Florence Ann

1921-1976

wife of Donald R. MacLean 



* others and stone markers without names or dates



Information from headstones recorded by Allan Gillis, Dec.19, 1999.


In memory of the first settlers of Skye Glen,who

arrived here from the Isle of Skye, Scotland. - 1830 

Alexander Beaton

John Beaton

Murdoch Gillis

Myles MacInnis

John MacKinnon

John Nicholson

From the lone sheiling of the misty island,

mountains divide us and the waste of seas-

Yet still the blood is strong, the heart is highland.

And we in dreams behold the Hebrides.



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BEATON

In loving memory of

Lauchie   1895-1979

wife Susan Margaret  1904 - 1970



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GILLIS

Alexander J.   1909 - 1993

wife Zena M.  1911 -1996



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GILLIS

In memory of

Samuel Gillis  1869 - 1957

his wife Flora Gillis   1866 - 1961



his wife Maggie MacInnis 1876 - 1911

son John   1897 - 1936

daughter Mary    1899 -1906

infant   1902- 1902



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GILLIS

In loving memory

James Lauchlin Gillis   May12,1890 -   Nov.29,1961

Blessed husband of

Perl Jones   Oct.27,1894 - Jan23,1993

son Wilfred

Gone but not forgotten



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Walter N.Gillis   1914 - 1991

May god be with you and comort you



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Russel James Gillis   1920 - 1993

May god be with you and comort you



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MacINNIS

In memory of

John Angus 1887 - 1965

his wife Janet   1897 - 1961

At rest



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Alister   1917 - 1925



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Florence Ann   1921 -1976

wife of Donald MacLean



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MacINNIS

In memory of

Alex   1884 - 1926

his wife Flora   1850 - 1948

sister Isabel   1838 - 1924



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MacINNIS

In loving memory

Edward D. Parker   1903 - 1930

Margaret Dolena   1898 - 1903



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MacINNIS

In loving memory

Stewart Dan MacInnis   1924 - 1982

Ever remembered, ever loved.



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MacINNIS

Father

In memory of

Murdoch MacInnis   Skye Glen, born 1849

died July 15, 1931



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MacINNIS

Mother

In memory of

Mary MacInnis died Dec.14,1949

at the age of 89 yrs.

Forever with the Lord



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MacINNIS

In loving memory of

John Murdock   1889 - 1967

Annie K.   1898 - 1995

Gone but not forgotten



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CAMPBELL

In memory of

Samuel Campbell   1876 - 1960

his wife Flora Isable   1889 - 1965

The Lord is my shepheard



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BEATON

John D.   1850 - 1916

his wife Mary A.   1874 - 1933

Minnie F.   1899 - 1906

two infants



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MacINNIS

In memory of

Miles MacInnis   1840 - 1933

wife Mary Beaton   1857 - 1933

children Johniena   1898 - 1900

Ruth   1900 - 1901

also two infants



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BEATON

In loving memory

Samuel Beaton   1872 - 1947

his wife Kate Sarah   1881 - 1967



*

stone marker -no information



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CAMPBELL

In loving memory of

Neil Dan  Apr.25,1905 - Jan.28,1983

his wife Margret Sarah June18,1918 -

Fondly loved and deeply morned



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CAMPBELL

In memory of

Murdoch  Campbell   1862 - 1922

his wife Jessie Ann MacKinnon   1883 - 1952



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GILLIS

Winfred    1916 - 1946

wife of Archable Gillis



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MacLEOD

In memory of

James   1842 - 1919

his wife Annie   1853 - 1942

Helen J.   1887 - 1915



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iron marker - no information



*

field stone 

At rest



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field stone -no information



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GILLIS

In memory of

John Archie Gillis born at Skye Glen,Jan.21,1882

died aug.9, 1954

his wife Neilena MacDonald born at Campbell’s Mountain,Oct.12,1892

died Dec. 27, 1971



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CHISHOLM

Our parents

Colin Chisholm, born in Kilmure, Isle of Skye, Sept.1827

to America in 1832

and died in Brook Village, Sept.16,1889

at the age of 62 yrs.

A precious one from us hath gone

A voice we loved is stilled

A place is vacant in our home

Which never can be filled.



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Ann M.MacKinnon , Oct.1829 in parish of Snezord, Isle of Skye,

emigrated to America in 1840

died Sept.7,1894 at age 65 yrs.



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CHISHOLM

In memory of

Peter Norman Chisholm

drowned near Sioux Lookout, Ont. saving a friend

July 12,1930 , age  27 yrs.

Also baby brother died Jan.16, 1893



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CHISHOLM

Malcolm C. Chisholm    May 24,1855 - July 26,1940

his wife Katherine Carmicheal   Aug.1,1868 - July 13,1946



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Alexander Chisholm   1904 - 1953

Erected by friends at Yellowknife , N.W.T. 



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CHISHOLM

In memory of

Dan M. Chisholm   !906 - 1975



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CHISHOLM

In memory of

Donald Chisholm   1841 - 1972

his wife  Catherine MacKinnon   1860 - 1932



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CHISHOLM

Alexnder Chisholm   died Dec.25,1862

Mary Ann died Mar.30,1945 age 84 yrs.



ANDERSON

Hughena (Chisholm)   1899 - 1980

J. Lloyd   1902 - 1996

In loving memory



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GILLIS

The memory we cherish

In memory of

Annie MacQuarrie born in Pictou,N.S. May1,1893 died Dec.21,1931

wife of John R. Gillis born Jan.24,1886

died Oct.16,1962

infant son Calvin

To memory ever dear



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BEATON

In memory of

John Beaton   1892 - 1957

wife Annie   1893 - 1926

son Stewart John    1917 - 1921

2nd wife Susan   1889 - 1988



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GILLIS

John Angus Gillis   Sept2, 1877 - July 4,1943



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GILLIS

Christina   1888 - 1945

Stewart   1894 - 1945

Murdoch A.   1885 - 1969

Tena Flora   1891 - 1976

In loving memory



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MacINNIS

In memory of

Chipman MacInnis   May17,1887 - Nov.26,1964

At rest



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MacINNIS

In memory of

Samuel MacInnis   died Jan.23,1969, age 65 yrs.

At rest



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MacINNIS

In memory of

John MacInnis   June 17,1886 - May26,1970

At rest



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MacINNIS

In memory of

Jack MacInnis   1906 - 1979



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CAMPBELL

Babies Jesslyn Dawn             

Jennifer Lee

Suzanne Marie

Jan.4,1981

infant daughters of John M. and Christena Campbell



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MacNEILL

Katharine MacNeill   1862 - 1951

Margaret MacNeill   1860 - 1958



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MacNEILL

Daniel MacNeill   1864 - 1930

Flora Jane MacKinnon   1881 - 1979

son Donald M.   1912 - 1980

Marion F.   1907 -



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AUSTIN

In loving memory

Paul Headly  Austin  1958 - 1986

Loved by all who knew him



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Malcolm Beaton   1897 - 1986



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AUSTIN

W.Smith Austin   1901 - 1975

his wife Margret Beaton   1900 - 1989

Ever remembered ever loved



*

In memory of

Murdock D. Campbell   1929 - 1973

Myles Campbell   1928 - 1978

The Lord is my shepherd



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NICHOLSON

Daniel H.   1900 - 1972

Dorethy  J.A.   1900 - 1985



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JOHNSON

Duncan F. Johnson   1948 - 1988

wife Dian E. Austin   1947 -

Until we meet again



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BEATON

Malcolm Beaton   Mar.17,1862 - June17,1930

Alexander Beaton   Mar.26,1856 - June24,1931

At rest



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BEATON

Catherine Gillis   May 26,1873 - Apr.27,1949

wife of Dan B. Beaton   July 1,1870 - Apr.10,1954

Asleep in Jesus



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BEATON

Donald Beaton   1849 - 1938

his wife Mary MacKinnon   1846 - 1922

Dan Lauchie Beaton   1885 - 1964

his wife Jessie MacQuarrie   1886 - 1985



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Catherine Gillis   1917 - 1996

mother of Jean

Grandmother of Cathy



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Holy Bible

In loving memory of

Malcolm Gillis   1886 - 1924

Sadie May Gillis   1916 - 1919

Nina Marie Gillis   1925 - 1928

husband and children of Alice M. Gillis



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BEATON

Peter Alexander    Aug.13,1918- June 7,1981

his wife Irene Elaine   June 2,1929 -



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BEATON

In memory of

Chris D. Beaton   1905 - 1987

wife Annie M.Beaton   1922 - 1979

The Lord is my shepheard



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MacKINNON

In memory of

Allan   1862 - 1939

wife Margaret   1869 - ?

Mary Martha   18908 - 1937

infant son   1900 - 1900



*

Our darling boy

Dan Neil MacKinnon

June 19,1894 - age 13 mo. 21 da.

Son of Allan and Maggie MacKinnon



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MacKINNON

Donald   1859 - 1917

Mary A.   1864 -1957

Malcolm Archie   1902 - 1922



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GILLIS

In memory of

Archie M.  1855 - 1924

his wife Dora   1862 - 1945

Murdoch MacKenzie   1859 - 1933



*

In memory of

Murdoch Gillis died Skye Mountain May30,1910. Age 53 yrs.

Erected by his sister Mrs MacInnis



*

Effie  wife of Murdo Gillis born in Scotland 1819

died in Skye Glen  -  1904

At rest



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GILLIS

In memory of

John J. Gillis Oct.15,1870 - Jan.30,1941

his wife Mary MacInnis   1885 - 1966

also infant    

Faithful unto death



*

Nancy Marie   1956 - 1958

loving daughter of Myles and Nellie Gillis



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MacNEILL

Norman MacNeill  Jan.1,1826 - 1877

his wife Catherine Gillis   Oct.1,1825 - Feb.7,1910

At rest

Their son Malcolm

Nov.24,1854 - Dec. 2, 1876

Their daughters

Mary A. Dec.25,1856 - July 26,1888

Flora Sept.16,1858 - Feb. 9, 1900



*

Yonder is my home

In memory of

Donald MacNeill died Feb.16,1867 Aet 73

wife Mary   died June 25,1873 Ate 80

infant daughter Mary died 1840 Aet 16

They emigrated to this country in 1831 from Parish of Snizort, Isle of Skye,Scotland

after 2 years sojourn they settled in Ainslie Glen

Their record is on high



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NICHOLSON

John Nicholson born in Portree, Isle of Skye,Scotland Jan.15,1799

died in Port Hastings Jan.27,1901

his wife Ann Beaton born at Kilmuir, Isle of Skye,Scotland  -1810

died at Skye Glen Jan.13, 1855



their daughters

Effie   age 24 yrs.

Fanny Ann   age 3 mo.



*

(Broken stone)

Flora wife of Angus Gillis died Jan.10,1892 age of 39 yrs.

Their children   Susan and Jessie



*

In memory of

Mary Gillis born at Island of Skye,Scotland.  1827

died at Skye Glen   1891 age 64 years.



Catherine Gillis born at Skye Glen 1864

died Jan.2,1889 age 25 yrs.



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GILLIS

In memory of

John A. Gillis   Elder

died Jan.13,1914 age 76 yrs.

his wife Dora died Oct.10,1935. age 86 yrs

Archie J.  Died Sept.4,1867 age 4yr 3mo.

Asleep in Jesus

Senotaph

Archie Gillis died Aug.10,1908 age 31 yrs.



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stone marker no information



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stone marker no information



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stone marker no information



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GILLIS

In memory of

John C. Gillis died July 8, 1922 age 68 yrs.

His wife Katie Gillis   1857 - 1942



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MacLEAN

Gerald Norman MacLean   1941 - 1992

wife Caroline MacKinnon   1943 -



*

In loving memory of

Flora MacInnis born in Scotland in 1806

died in Skye Glen 1906



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GILLIS

Malcolm Gillis   1820 - 1912

wife Mary MacInnis   1826 - 1917

natives of Skye Scotland.



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MacINNIS

In memory of

Myles M. MacInnis died Feb.25,1924 age 75 yrs.

his wife Jessie Gillis   1862 - 1955



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MacINNIS

J.E. MacInnis   1901 -1934



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MacINNIS

In memory of

Malcolm A. MacInnis   1895 - 1928

Neil Angus MacInnis   1893 - 1975

At rest



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MacINNIS

C.H.Spurgeon MacInnis   Oct.7,1898 - Apr.1,1988

Rest in peace



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BEATON

John Beaton died July 2,1899 age 77 yrs.

his wife Mary Doherty died Mar.13,1894 age 70 yrs.



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Stone marker no information

(loc.south side of cemetery)



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Murdoch MacKinnon died Apr.28,1879 age 42 yrs.

Annie MacKinnon died Mar.2,1887 age 22 yrs

J. MacKinnon age 9 months

Entered into rest May 8,1894 Dora MacKinnon 

wife of John Robertson

died in Whitewood,Manatoba, 23 years



*

A memorial of 

Hugh MacKinnon  

died ? (stone broken)

age 24 yrs.

Also his brother & sister

brother died Feb.28,1848

AE 4 yrs & 2 mos.

Catherine died Mar.13, 1840

AE 1 yr. & 9 mos.



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Jn. McKinnon died 1840 age 78 years



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Catherine McKinnon died 1840

age 1 year 9 months.



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Iron marker no information



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iron marker no information



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stone marker no information



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This stone was

Erected

By Wellington Lodge

Norman Chisholm died Apr.15,1872 age 28 yrs.

Behold how good and how

pleasant it is for brethren

to dwell together in unity.



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Holy Bible

In memory of

Donald Nicholson  died Apr.23,1899 age 80 yrs.

Daughter Flora Ann died apr. 6,1883 age 14 yrs.

His wife Sarah Mcleod died Sept 17,1918 age 87 yrs.



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GILLIS

In memory of 

James M. Gillis   1899 - 1969

wife Maggie A.   1896 - 1946

daughter   1928 - 1928

son   1930 - 1930

Nellie Jessie   1932 - 1933

Murdoch   1902 - 1993



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Murdoch   1902 - 1993 



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