MacPherson, John J.

24 Jan 1940

Well Known Citizen Is Called Suddenly – Returning from Antigonish to his home at Livingstone’s Cove, John J. MacPherson, well known and highly esteemed resident of the Cape district, died suddenly at the home of the mail contractor, John J. MacDonald, last Wednesday evening. Mr. MacPherson, who was 62 years old, had been under treatment for a heart condition at St. Martha’s Hospital, but had left the hospital some days previously and was staying in Antigonish. Wednesday he decided to go home and took passage in the mail sleigh. Hugh MacGillivray, driver. At the contractor’s home at Morar, a stop was made to change horses. Mr. MacPherson went to the MacDonald kitchen to warm up and there he was taken ill, expiring in a few minutes. A son of Hugh and Euphernia (MacDougall) MacPherson, deceased was born at Livingston’s Cove and lived his life there. He took an active interest in community affairs and for fifteen years represented his district in the municipal council. He was in addition actively interested in the operation of the St. George Co-operative Limited, lobster packers, at Ballantyne’s Cove and was a progressive farmer. Altogether Mr. MacPherson was a fine type of citizen and many friends regret his passing. Mr. MacPherson was tice married. His first wife, Annie daughter of James and Gertrude (MacPherson) Gillis died in 1919 leaving five children: Mrs. Peter Doyle, Roman Valley; Mary Euphernia, Antigonish; Hugh MacPherson at home; Alexander, Aulds Cove; Gillis at home. In 1921 he married Annie MacDougall, Arisaig, who survives him, together with a sister, Mrs. Dougald MacIsaac, Newton Centre, Mass., and a brother Dan MacPherson, Revelstoke, B.C.

John James MacPherson: Further details from the last article: He did have a heart attack. He was born in Georgeville 60 years ago, the son of Hugh J. MacPherson and Euphemia MacDougall. In 1902 he went to British Columbia where he remained for six years. In 1908 he settled at Livingstone’s Cove. Up to the time of his death he was manager of the St. George’s Co-operative lobster factory and treasurer of St. George’s Credit Union. Buried in Georgeville.