|David H. Muir was born in Edinburgh, Scotland around 1878 the son of George and Elizabeth Muir. David's father
George was a wholesale stationer and David seems to have remained in the paper business his entire life. Muir
reached the rank of sergeant-major or possibly battery sergeant-major in what was in all likelihood the 1st Edinburgh
Artillery Volunteers when this photograph was taken in c. 1903. He emigrated to Canada soon afterward as is stated
on the reverse of the card mount (see below).
Muir arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia on 3 April, 1903 on board the S.S. Sardinian. Sometime afterward he left Canada
for the United States and was living in Pittsfield, Massachusetts with his wife Mary and son David around 1920 and
was employed as a sales manager for a paper company. By 1930 the family had moved to Newton, Massachusetts and
David H. Muir was still in the "Wholesale Stationary" business.
E. R. Yerbury - Photographer