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Neil, James Mathew
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September 4, 1873 - December 6, 1953
James Neil was born in Ontario. His father was Mathew Neil.
In 1900, he married Jean Matheson. Before coming to Squamish in 1907, he worked for many logging companies. In Squamish, he worked as a donkey "puncher".
He had a son named James Douglas.
In 1914, he logged with Earl Judd. Together they hauled a steam donkey on the Squamish River (2 miles above Pemberton).
He died at age 80 on December 6, 1953.
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Squamish Public Library, Squamish Files: Prominent Names.
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