James H. Gerrie


Spouses and children


John Gerrie 1796-1882   Ann Mitchell 1789-1867
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James H. Gerrie 1821-1872


Druggist, newspaper owner, journalist & mayor of Whitby

May 1872: was suddenly taken ill at his store with inflammation of the lungs on Sat. 18th and died 9 days later. That day, a flash of lightning struck the English Church knocking the steeple to pieces, smashing every window, destroying the organ and making the interior a perfect wreck.
President of South Ontario Reform Association. His untimely death caused the convention to nominate a candidate for election to the House of Commons to be put off by a week [Ontario Reformer, Oshawa, May 31,1872]