- Does anyone know what happened to Edward Murray son of Alexander Murray and
Helen Thom. He was born at Peterhead on the 27th August 1870 and died in
1891 (missing, presumed drowned)? Is there a story attached to his drowning?
His father Alexander and a brother also named Alexander were seamen and
later shipmasters. Edward's brother Captain Alexander Murray died onboard
the "Active" whilst in winter quarters, at the Ottawa Islands. He had
commanded the Active for some years. I believe Alex's younger brother
Captain John Murray later commanded the Active.
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