Macdonald Dictionary Record: James Grubb

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One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for James Grubb. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: G.874 Grubb. James (185- -1917) was the 2' son of John Grubb and of his wife Mary Stout and was born in Lylt. after he left school he went to Scotland and worked for the Tay Shipbuilding Coy. and other shipbuilding forms. He said he was the first New Zealander to sign his name in the Visitors Book at the Bums Memorial at Ayr He came back to N.Z in '80 and went to sea for some years in coastal vessels. Then he joined his father in his ship wrights business and from '92 carried it on on his own account. He built a. 8lip in Bakers Bay. He lived in the old Grubb house, some of it built in '1 and still sound . He was master ship wright in Lylt. for the v.S.S.Coy. He worked at Dunedin on the Discovery and Terre Nova. He was a mem boer of the Lylt. Bo. Coun. elected 95 '98 and 1904 + 5. He was Mayor of Lylt. in 1902 marr. '77 hiss macdonald . She was b. at Elgin Scot., came to Lylt about '76 and d 2.12.05 leaving 5 daus. 2sons. 5 daus. He d. 23.3.17 ag . 65. both son served in 1914 war 1sounded Gallipoli + invaded home 2 wounded on Somme. Cyclop N.Z.11. LT. 3584, 4.12.05 :; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer




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