Place of Birth: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Date of Death: November 8, 1900
Age of Death: 76
Cause of Death: Cancer
Bay View Cemetery Association, Corpus Christi, Texas. Record of Interments
CAPT. JAMES GRANT
Death of an Old and Highly Respected Citizen
Died, in Corpus Christi, Thursday, Nov. 8, 1900, at 4:30 p.m., CAPT. JAMES GRANT, a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia aged 76 years.
The passing away of this old and well known citizen of Nueces county was no surprise to his many friends who have known for some time of his long and serious illness. He had been suffering from a cancer for over two years, the past six months confined to his bed. Everything that could be done to relieve him was tried, but he had to succumb to the inevitable.
Capt. Grant came to Texas in his early days. During the war between the states he was a pilot at Brazos Santiago, when he married Mary Hayes. In 1868 he moved to Nueces county, settling on Mustang island and engaging in the cattle and sheep raising business, which he continued the rest of his life. He leaves to mourn his death two daughters and
four sons-his wife having passed away on February 11, 1899, vis: Mrs. Andrew Anderson and Miss Maggie Grant, and Messrs. William, James, John, and Ed. Grant.
The funeral took place this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the residence of Capt. Anderson on Water street, the obsequies being held at the Catholic church. The remains were laid by the side of those of his wife in the old Bay View Cemetery.
Source: Corpus Christi Weekly Caller, November 9, 1900, p. 5, col. 4
Research by: Msgr. Michael A. Howell
Transcription by: Geraldine D. McGloin, Nueces County Historical Commission