|Birth: ||Jul. 11, 1861|
|Death: ||Oct. 20, 1922|
BIG BUSINESS MAN
VICTIM OF ILLNESS
OF MANY MONTHS
LEADER IN CIVIC AFFAIRS EXPIRES
J.W. McGrath Had His Legal Residence in Mississippi
But Lived Here.
J. W. McGrath, one of the best known businessmen and Civic leaders in Mississippi, died at 2:30 p.m. at his New Orleans home, 2256 Carondelet Street, after an illness of four months. Mr. McGrath maintained his legal residence in Brookhaven, Ms., but spent much of his time in New Orleans, where he resided with his family.
Mr. McGrath is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lillie Thurber McGrath; one son, Jay McGrath; two brothers, James J. McGrath of Canton, Miss.; and M.D. McGrath of Brookhaven; and four sisters, Mrs. F.B. Moody, Mrs. S.N. Storm, Mrs. F.F. Becker, and Mrs. J.H. Johnson, all of Brookhaven. He was a member of the Pickwick and Boston Clubs of this city and a life member of the Brookhaven Elks' Lodge.
Funeral services will be held from his home in Carondelet Street at 4:00 p.m. today. Interment will be in Metairie Cemetery. All the surviving members of his family are here for the funeral.
Mr. McGrath was prominent in the business life of Mississippi. He was secretary-treasurer of John McGrath & Son of Brookhaven and president of John McGrath & Sons Company of Canton, two large mercantile enterprises. He also was a director in a number of other concerns in the state.
In spite of his large and varied business interests, Mr. McGrath found time for much charitable and civic work. He was Chairman of the Mississippi division of the American Red Cross and took an active interest in other public charitable enterprises. In addition to these activities, he was president of the Chamber of Commerce of Mississippi with headquarters in Jackson, and president of the Mississippi division of the American Cotton Association.
(Obituary, as published in The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, October 21, 1922, page 12, columns 6 & 7 and generously provided by Barbara Munson, Volunteer Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness )
John McGrath (1822 - 1902)
Ellen Flood McGrath (1831 - 1909)
Lili A. Thurber Collins (1872 - 1944)
John William McGrath (1894 - 1960)*
Thomas J S McGrath (1855 - 1888)*
Mary Ellen McGrath Becker (1859 - 1951)*
John W. McGrath (1861 - 1922)
Martin D McGrath (1865 - 1943)*
Josephine McGrath Storm (1866 - 1942)*
Katharine McGrath Johnson (1870 - 1962)*
Margaret McGrath Moodie (1876 - 1968)*
Plot: Section 107, Lot 4 (Owner: Daniel W. Benson)
Created by: Caroline Passmore
Record added: Nov 13, 2010
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