Obituary from The Review, Buffalo N.Y., April 17, 1903.
Prominent Niagara Falls Man Dead
J.A. Chisholm passes away in Washington home of dread typhoid fever (special to The Review)
NIAGARA FALLS, April 16.--J.A. Chisholm, a member of the well-known firm of Chisholm, Scott & Co., of this city, and a business man who had a wide circle of friends and acquaintances in Niagara Falls and vicinity, died at the family home in Washington yesterday after a brief illness with typhoid fever. Deceased was about 40 years of age and is survived by his widow and two daughters. He was born at Oakville, Ont., and for a number of years studied on the invention now known as the Viner system of pea shellers, which the firm is now manufacturing at their large plant on Linwood Avenue, this city. The pea shellers are in use in many of the large canning factories of the country, and are said to be teh best and most practicable in existence.
Two weeks ago Mr. Chisholm came to Niagara Falls from a Western trip and was apparently in good health. Upon his return to his home in Washington he was taken down with teh malady that caused his death. The company has been in business in this city, starting with a very moderate beginning and growing rapidly, until today their plant is one of the most important ones of the city.