This portrait of Murray Pettit appears as frontpiece to The Canadian Horticulturist, vol.XV, no.8, 1892. There is a biographical sketch of him on pages 223-224 of that volume. Murray was a vineyardist of the Niagara district. He belongs to the same family as A. H. Pettit (a portrait of him is also here on DeadFred.com). His grandfather, John Pettit came to Winona and settled there. Murray Pettit was born in 1843. He became very involved in fruit growing and horticulture.