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History: On the death of Murray Cyril Caspell

Reprinted from the April 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

‘The Cayley district of Southern Alberta lost a highly esteemed neighbor on Feb. 1, in the death of Murray Caspell, a pioneer farmer and rancher in the district. Born in St. Mary’s, Ontario in 1895, he came west to the Cayley district with his parents in 1904. His father took up farming and ranching operations west of town at that time. In 1917 he married the former Ruby Scobie, of Cayley, and for the first year they lived on a small ranch south-west of Nanton. Mr. Caspell then took over the farming and ranching operations from his father on the home place west of Cayley, since his father had accepted the position of secretary-treasurer of the Municipal District of Riley. They resided on the farm until a year ago when they retired to live in Cayley.’

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