Donald Murdoch
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Donald Alexander Murdoch (1893 - 1955)

Donald Alexander Murdoch
Born in Iowa, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [half], [private brother (1880s - 1970s)] [half], , and
Husband of — married 1917 in Stockton, Muscatine, Iowa, USAmap
Husband of [private wife (1900s - 1950s)]
Father of [private daughter (unknown - unknown)] and
Died at age 62 in Los Angeles, California, USAmap
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05 MAY 1893
Iowa, USA[1][2]


16 SEP 1955
, Los Angeles, California, USA[3]
heart attack


ABT SEP 1955
Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado, USA


1895/Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, USA[4]
APR 1900
1900/Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, USA[5]
1905/Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, USA[6]
APR 1910
1910/Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, USA[7]
1915/Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, USA[8]
05 JAN 1920
1920/Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, USA[9]
01 JAN 1925
1925/Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, USA[10]


02 FEB 1945
Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA[11]
Cherokee, Alfalfa, Oklahoma[12]
01 APR 1940
Age: 46; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head/Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, United States[13]


living with wife, Gladys, in precinct #338/Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA[14]
05 JUN 1917
He registered for the WW I Draft/Indianola, Warren, Iowa, USA[15]
in precinct #319/Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA[16]
in precinct #319/Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA[17]


heart attack/

Other information??

10 MAR 1932
Sublette, Haskell, Kansas, USA[18]
10 MAR 1932
Sublette, Haskell, Kansas, USA
BET 1917 AND 1924
Stockton, Muscatine, Iowa, USA

Imported only 1917 from Marriage Date and marked as uncertain.

22 DEC 1889
Also given as Calhoun, Iowa/Lake City, Iowa[19][20]


Paternal relationship is confirmed by a Family Finder test match between Donald Milton Murdoch and his second cousin Dorothy Johnson Hughes. Their MRCAs are their great grandparents, David Murdoch and Harriet Jemima Parkes, FTDNA predicted relationship: 1st Cousin to 3rd Cousin, based on sharing 381 cM across 32 segments.


  1. Source: #S317
  2. Source: #S581 Page: Year: 1940; Census Place: Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma; Roll: T627_3301; Page: 61A; Enumeration District: 36-40 Object: @M469@
  3. Source: #S318
  4. Source: #S319
  5. Source: #S319
  6. Source: #S319
  7. Source: #S319
  8. Source: #S319
  9. Source: #S319
  10. Source: #S319
  11. Source: #S249 Page: p. 1
  12. Source: #S581 Page: Year: 1940; Census Place: Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma; Roll: T627_3301; Page: 61A; Enumeration District: 36-40 Object: @M469@
  13. Source: #S581 Page: Year: 1940; Census Place: Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma; Roll: T627_3301; Page: 61A; Enumeration District: 36-40 Object: @M469@
  14. Source: #S182
  15. Source: #S320 Page: card #10
  16. Source: #S182
  17. Source: #S182
  18. Source: #S181
  19. Source: #S421
  20. 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 ( : 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: S181 Title: Conversation mail & email from Donald Milton Murdoch 2010 NOTEDATE: 21 Aug 2010 _ITALIC: Y _PAREN: Y
  • Source: S182 Title: Voter, 1950, Long Beach CA Publication: Name: Name: page from "Index to Register of Voters", Long Beach City Precinct no. 338, Los Angeles County, California, 1950;; NOTEDATE: 10 Nov 2008 _ITALIC: Y _PAREN: Y
  • Source: S249 Title: Notes by Grace Edith JOHNSON 2 Feb 1945 NOTEMEDI: Letter DATE: 30 Dec 2007 _ITALIC: Y _PAREN: Y
  • Source: S317 Title: Birth Certificate, Donald Alexander Murdoch b. 1893 Publication: Name: Name: This birth certificate was held by Donald Milton Murdoch as of Nov 2010.;; NOTEMEDI: Vital DATE: 20 Nov 2010 _ITALIC: Y _PAREN: Y
  • Source: S318 Title: Death, CA Index, Donald Alexander Murdoch Publication: Name: Name: "California Death Index, 1940-1997" online database. [I did not acquire the death certificate - Sharon Primbsch];; NOTEDATE: 10 Nov 2008 _ITALIC: Y _PAREN: Y
  • Source: S319 Title: Census, 1895 Iowa State, Donald Alexander Murdoch Publication: Name: Name: Iowa State Census, 1895 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2003. Original data: Iowa. 1895 Iowa State Census. Des Moines, Iowa: State Historical Society of Iowa.;; NOTEDATE: 23 Mar 2010 _ITALIC: Y _PAREN: Y
  • Source: S320 Title: WW I Draft Card, Warren Co. Iowa Publication: Name: Name:, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Roll 1643361; Draft Board 0. Original data from the United States' "World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918";; NOTEMEDI: Military DATE: 16 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: S581 Author: Title: 1940 United States Federal Census Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: 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
  • Repository: R4 Name: Address: E-Mail Address: Phone Number:
  • Source: S596 Title: Iowa County Marriages 1838-1934


N377The 1925 Iowa census for "Don A. Murdoch" says that he was 29 on 1 Jan 1925 (making his birth year about 1896)!'s "California Death Index, 1940-1997" says he was born 5May 1893 and had Soc Sec #442-09-1189.
According to his son Donald Milton Murdoch: When Donald Alexander was1 year old, his leg got caught in a crib, causing his knee not to bend very far for his whole life. Donald Alexander went to medical school in Iowa, but couldn't afford to finish. Donald Alexander died of aheart attack at Long Beach Hospital while living in Jessie Murdoch's house at 2434 Chestnut Ave.
California Death Index 1940-1997"California, Death Index, 1940-1997," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 08 Feb 2013), Donald Alexander Murdoch, 1955; citing California Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Section, Sacramento, California.
name: Donald Alexander Murdoch
event: Death
event date: 16 Sep 1955
event place: Los Angeles, California, United States
birth date: 05 May 1893
birthplace: Iowa
gender: Male
father: Murdoch
mother: Macpherson
name: Donald Alexander Murdock
event: Draft Registration
registration date year range: 1917-1918
event place: Warren County, Iowa, United States
gender: Male
birth date: 05 May 1893
birthplace: Lake City, Iowa, United States
country of citizenship: United States
nara publication title: World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards
nara publication number: M1509
film number: 1643361
digital folder number: 005250270
image number: 03549
Citing this Record
"United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 08 Feb 2013), Donald Alexander Murdock, .
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


Thank you to John Patrick for creating WikiTree profile Murdoch-228 through the import of JMP-Ancestry_2013-03-04.ged on Mar 4, 2013.

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