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Rev James Cunningham Grier
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Birth: Jan. 27, 1887
Ramelton
County Donegal, Ireland
Death: Jan. 28, 1985
Port Perry
Durham Regional Municipality
Ontario, Canada

James was the fourth of nine children born to James Grier and Fannie Patterson in Aughnish, County Donegal, near Ramelton.

After his father's death in 1900, James worked briefly as a shirt cutter in his cousin's factory in Derry.

He sailed for Montreal in 1908 and was a witness at the 1910 wedding of his first cousin, Kathleen Patterson, who married John Dunlop at Stanley Presbyterian.

He then spent seven years studying at McGill University earning his Divinity degree, including three years with the COTC (Canadian Officers Training Corp) before volunteering for the 1st Quebec Regiment during WWI.

On 8 June 1921 James married Anna Rosalind Nichols in Winnipeg. They lived in Caron, Saskatchewan, before settling in Wellington South, Ontario, to raise their son and daughter.

His second wife was Marie Russell with whom he had a daughter. They lived in Port Perry.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  James S. Grier (1854 - 1900)
  Fannie Patterson Grier (1851 - 1921)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Ellen Russell Grier (1908 - 1991)*
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas William Grier (1882 - 1960)*
  Catherine Grier Reilly (1883 - 1978)*
  Elizabeth Mary Grier Barriskill (1885 - 1968)*
  James Cunningham Grier (1887 - 1985)
  Jane Grier Reilly (1888 - 1920)*
  Emma Grier (1890 - 1891)*
  Frances Emma Grier (1891 - 1965)*
  John Patterson Grier (1897 - 1981)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

Thy Will Be Done
GRIER
In Memory of
REV. JAMES C. GRIER
1887 - 1985
Beloved Husband of
MARY E. (MARIE) RUSSELL
1908 - 1991
 
Burial:
Breadalbane Cemetery
Utica
Durham Regional Municipality
Ontario, Canada
 
Created by: Fay Carmichael
Record added: May 08, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 110199661
Rev James Cunningham Grier
Added by: Fay Carmichael
 
Rev James Cunningham Grier
Added by: LMK
 
Rev James Cunningham Grier
Added by: Fay Carmichael
 
 
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- WWI - 1st Quebec Regiment
 Added: May. 8, 2013

- for cousin James
 Added: May. 8, 2013
 
 
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