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Elizabeth (McPherson) Murdoch (1867 - 1949)

Elizabeth "Eliza, Lizzie" Murdoch formerly McPherson
Born in Ardclach, Nairnshire, Scotland, United Kingdommap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 22 Dec 1889 in Calhoun, Iowamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Jan 2010
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Contents

Biography

Eliza McPherson, the daughter of Alexander McPherson and Jessie McDonald, married Walter M. Murdock, the son of David Murdock and Hariot Parks, on December 22, 1889 in Calhoun, Iowa. Eliza was 23 and Walter was 25.[1]


Birth

23 SEP 1867
Scotland[2][3][4][5]

Death

25 OCT 1949
Los Angeles, California, USA[6]

Burial

31 OCT 1949
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, USA[7]

Immigration

1872
into the United States/, , , USA[8]

Residence

01 APR 1940
Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States[9]
1935
Long Beach, Los Angeles, California[10]
1881
Age: 10; Relationship: Daughter/Forres, Moray, Scotland[11]
1871
Age: 3; Relationship: Daughter/Ardclach, Nairnshire, Scotland[12]

Census

05 JUN 1880
1880 Federal/Dorr, McHenry, Illinois, USA[13]
APR 1900
living with husband and 3 sons/Dorr, McHenry, Illinois, USA[14]
1895
Eliza, white, born in Scotland/Dorr, McHenry, Illinois, USA[15]
APR 1910
living with husband and all 4 children/Dorr, McHenry, Illinois, USA[16]
1905
living with husband and all 4 children/Dorr, McHenry, Illinois, USA[17]
APR 1930
living with daughter, Jessie/Dorr, McHenry, Illinois, USA[18]
01 JAN 1925
Living with son-in-law & daughter, Kenneth & Jessie Mitchell/Dorr, McHenry, Illinois, USA[19]
05 JAN 1920
widowed and living on South E with children Donald, Thomas, & Jessie/Dorr, McHenry, Illinois, USA[20]
1915
living with husband and all 4 children/Dorr, McHenry, Illinois, USA[21]
22 DEC 1889
Also given as Calhoun, Iowa/Lake City, Iowa[22][23]

Sources

  1. Iowa State Archives; Des Moines, Iowa; Volume: 356 (Adair - Delaware).
  2. Source: #S259 Page: Place: Los Angeles; Date: 25 Oct 1949; Social Security: 0.
  3. Source: #S581 Page: Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Long Beach, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T627_369; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 59-27 Data: Text: residence date: 1935 CONT residence place: Long Beach, Los Angeles, California CONT birth date: 23 Sep 1867 CONT birth place: , , , Scotland, United Kingdom CONT Name: Elizabeth MACPHERSON CONT residence date: 1 Apr 1940 CONT residence place: Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States Object: @M381@
  4. Source: #S577 Page: Parish: Ardclach; ED: 5; Page: 9; Line: 17; Roll: CSSCT1871_23
  5. Source: #S578 Page: Parish: Forres; ED: 3; Page: 19; Line: 3; Roll: cssct1881_40
  6. Source: #S259 Page: Place: Los Angeles; Date: 25 Oct 1949; Social Security: 0.
  7. Source: #S260 Page: gravestone, Elizabeth Murdoch
  8. Source: #S262 Page: line 10
  9. Source: #S581 Page: Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Long Beach, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T627_369; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 59-27 Data: Text: residence date: 1935 CONT residence place: Long Beach, Los Angeles, California CONT birth date: 23 Sep 1867 CONT birth place: , , , Scotland, United Kingdom CONT Name: Elizabeth MACPHERSON CONT residence date: 1 Apr 1940 CONT residence place: Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States Object: @M381@
  10. Source: #S581 Page: Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Long Beach, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T627_369; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 59-27 Data: Text: residence date: 1935 CONT residence place: Long Beach, Los Angeles, California CONT birth date: 23 Sep 1867 CONT birth place: , , , Scotland, United Kingdom CONT Name: Elizabeth MACPHERSON CONT residence date: 1 Apr 1940 CONT residence place: Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States Object: @M381@
  11. Source: #S578 Page: Parish: Forres; ED: 3; Page: 19; Line: 3; Roll: cssct1881_40
  12. Source: #S577 Page: Parish: Ardclach; ED: 5; Page: 9; Line: 17; Roll: CSSCT1871_23
  13. Source: #S261 Page: line 30
  14. Source: #S261 Page: line 30
  15. Source: #S261 Page: line 30
  16. Source: #S261 Page: line 30
  17. Source: #S261 Page: line 30
  18. Source: #S261 Page: line 30
  19. Source: #S261 Page: line 30
  20. Source: #S261 Page: line 30
  21. Source: #S261 Page: line 30
  22. Source: #S421
  23. Source: #S596 Page: reference number: 364 CONT film number: 1321767 CONT digital folder number: 004312662 CONT image number: 130 CONT Citing this Record CONT CONT "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XJ8G-3XJ : accessed 15 Feb 2013), Walter M. Murdock and Eliza Mcpherson, 1889. Data: Text: name: Walter M. Murdock CONT titles & terms: CONT event: Marriage CONT event date: 22 Dec 1889 CONT event place: Lake City, Iowa, Iowa, United States CONT age: 24 CONT estimated birth year: 1865 CONT father: David Murdock CONT father's titles & terms: CONT mother: Hariot Parks CONT mother's titles & terms: CONT spouse: Eliza Mcpherson CONT spouse's titles & terms: CONT spouse's age: 22 CONT spouse's estimated birth year: 1867 CONT spouse's father: Alexandra Mcpherson CONT spouse's father's titles & terms: CONT spouse's mother: Jessie Mcdonald CONT spouse's mother's titles & terms: CONT
  • Source: S259 Title: Death Index, CA, 1949, Elizabeth MacPherson Publication: Name: Name: Ancestry.com. California Death Index, 1940-1997 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000. Original data:State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health; NOTEMEDI: Vital DATE: 22 Mar 2010 _ITALIC: Y _PAREN: Y
  • Source: S260 Title: Burial, Walter & Elizabeth (MacPherson) Murdoch Publication: Name: Name: Charter-Pierce presenting Polk County Iowa Cemeteries: This isfor Des Moines township, Glendale cemetery. Walter M. and Elizabeth Murdoch are both listed;; NOTEDATE: 29 Apr 2010 _ITALIC: Y _PAREN: Y
  • Source: S261 Title: Census, 1880 USA Dorr, IL Alexander MacPherson Publication: Name: Name: Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Dorr, McHenry, Illinois; Roll: 228; Family History Film: 1254228; Page: 99C; Enumeration District: 135; Image: 0452. Source Information: Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 188; NOTEMEDI: Census/Tax DATE: 19 Nov 2010 _ITALIC: Y _PAREN: Y
  • Source: S262 Title: Census, 1930 Whittier, Elizabeth MacPherson Murdoch Publication: Name: Name: Ancestry.com, 1930 United States Federal Census, Whittier, Los Angeles, California, Roll 175; page: 2A; Enumeration District; 1541; Image 661.0. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Fifteenth Census of the United States, 19; NOTEMEDI: Vital DATE: 12 Mar 2010 _ITALIC: Y _PAREN: Y
  • Source: S421 Title: Pedigree by Charlyn Murdoch Johnson Publication: Name: Name: Ancestor chart with Charlyn Murdoch Johnson's Murdoch family paperwork.;; NOTEMEDI: Personal DATE: 19 Nov 2010 _ITALIC: Y _PAREN: Y
  • Source: S577 Author: Ancestry.com Title: 1871 Scotland Census Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.Original data - Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. Reels 1-191. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.Original data: Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. Reels 1-191. Genera; Repository: #R4
  • Repository: R4 Name: Ancestry.com Address: http://www.Ancestry.com E-Mail Address: Phone Number:
  • Source: S578 Author: Ancestry.com Title: 1881 Scotland Census Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.Original data - Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. Genera; Repository: #R4
  • Source: S581 Author: Ancestry.com Title: 1940 United States Federal Census Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627; Repository: #R4
  • Source: S596 Title: Iowa County Marriages 1838-1934

Notes

N1559Scotland's Births and Baptisms 1564-1950 [Family search]
name: Eliza Mc Pherson
gender: Female
baptism/christening date:
baptism/christening place:
birth date: 23 Sep 1867
birthplace: ARDCLACH,NAIRN,SCOTLAND
death date:
name note:
race:
father's name: Alexander Mc Pherson
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Jessie Mc Donald
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C11120-1
system origin: Scotland-ODM
source film number: 6035516
reference number:
Citing this Record"Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FQZD-QJ3 : accessed 17 Feb 2013), Eliza Mc Pherson, 23 Sep 1867; citing reference , FHL microfilm 6035516.1871: 3, with parents in Ardclach
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1881: 10, with parents and younger sibs in Forres, Moray [same family?; ages don't quite match, but this is near Ardclach
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Named in Stephen Carter's tree [Colin Murdock's tree] gives birth year
Census records in Iowa [Ancestry]; see husband and daughter
The California Death Index for 25 Oct 1949 says that Elizabeth's mother's surname was MacDonald (not McDonnell).
At least one of the censues shows that Scotland, United Kingdom was her birthplace.
1894, 1903: References in Des Moines City Directory [Fold3; not viewed]
1900, (Lizzie) 32 b Scotland with husband and children in Indianola City, Warren, IOWA. Said to be a Gaelic speaker in 1920 census, but then Walter was also described as Scottish [born in Bingham, Notts]
1905 same address
1910, same address
name: Donald A Murdock
birthplace: Iowa
relationship to head of household: Son
residence: Indianola Ward 1, Warren, Iowa
marital status: Single
race : White
gender: Male
immigration year:
father's birthplace: Scotland
mother's birthplace: Scotland
family number: 473
page number: 24
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self Walter M Murdock M 44y Scotland
wife Eliza Murdock F 42y Scotland
son Charles R Murdock M 19y Iowa
son Donald A Murdock M 16y Iowa
son Tom N Murdock M 13y Iowa
dau Jessie H Murdock F 7y Iowa
1923 City Directory of Des Moines City. Elizabeth Murdoch [widow Walter Murdoch] along with Jessie H and Thomas D
1925 census: 57, with daughter Jessie [22] and Jessie's husband Kenneth Mitchell [22] in 7th street, Polk, Iowa
1930 census: 63, with daughter Jessie Murdoch  ? divorced [26] in N Bright Avenue, E Hadley, Whittier, LA
1940, 72 widowed, with daughter Jessie [36] in Long Beach, LA, California


Acknowledgments

Thank you to John Patrick for creating WikiTree profile Macpherson-157 through the import of JMP-Ancestry_2013-03-04.ged on Mar 4, 2013.

Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by John and others.




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Eliza McPherson, the daughter of Alexander McPherson and Jessie McDonald, married Walter M. Murdock, the son of David Murdock and Hariot Parks, on December 22, 1889 in Calhoun, Iowa. Eliza was 23 and Walter was 25.<ref>Iowa State Archives; Des Moines, Iowa; Volume: 356 (Adair - Delaware).</ref>
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