James McMillan was chief engineer for the Straits Steamship Company on the Perak in 1908, working between Singapore, Port Swettenham and Penang. This information is contained in a letter written to the family by James.
James' youngest daughter was Shigeko Mabel McMillan, who married Robert Walker jr. in 1937.
What was the cause of death of James McMillan who died at his wife's home in Nagasaki on 13 Sept. 1909, aged 49?
Memorial found at Find A Grave, which notes:
James McMillan was born in Adrossan, Scotland. He served as a chief engineer in Penang before coming to Nagasaki.
He died at the home (No. 81 Uma-machi) of his Japanese wife on September 13, 1909 at the age of forty-seven and was buried at Sakamoto International Cemetery.
McMillan was survived by his wife and four children. His youngest daughter, Shigeko Mabel McMillan, married Robert Walker, Jr. in 1937.
Burial: Sakamoto International Cemetery, Nagasaki, Nagasaki, Japan
James' DOB: 23 May 1862 at Ardrossan, Ayr, Scotland, as recorded in a Family document.