Jessie Harriet Murdoch, the daughter of Walter Murdoch and Elizabeth McPherson, was born September 17, 1902 amd died November 28, 1985. On September 17, 1923 she married Kenneth D. Mitchell in Des Moines, Iowa.
Also given as Calhoun, Iowa/Lake City, Iowa
Source: S249 Title: Notes by Grace Edith JOHNSON 2 Feb 1945 NOTEMEDI: Letter DATE: 30 Dec 2007 _ITALIC: Y _PAREN: Y
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: S339 Title: Death Index, Orange CA Jessie Harriett Peters Publication: Name: Name: Ancestry.com's "California Death Index, 1940-1997", original atSacramento, CA State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics. Jessie's SSN 552-22-24326, birthplace Iowa, born 17 Sep 1902, Mother's Maiden name McPhers; NOTEMEDI: Vital DATE: 27 Jan 2009 _ITALIC: Y _PAREN: Y
Source: S340 Title: Census, 1905 Iowa, Walter Murdoch, b. 1865 Publication: Name: Name: ancestry.com "Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925" Roll IA_113;; NOTEMEDI: Census/Tax DATE: 8 Nov 2008 _ITALIC: Y _PAREN: Y
Source: S341 Title: Email from Charlyn Johnson 14 Apr 2010 NOTEMEDI: Email DATE: 15 Apr 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: 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
N1209Date of birth [28 Nov 1902 in Iowa] shown on death index
1910: US census record in Warren, Iowa
1920 as above
1925 census: Jessie  and husband Kenneth Mitchell  in 7th street, Polk, Iowa with Jessie's mother widow Elizabeth
1930: US census record: Los Angeles [as Murdoch, so not currently married]
According to a conversation between Sharon Murdoch Primbsch and Dorothy Murdoch Hughes in 2010, Jessie did not marry R. O. Peters until after her mother, Elizabeth MacPherson Murdoch, died (which was in Oct 1949). In Charlyn Johnson's email of 16 Apr 2010 she says, "Sorry, I don't know where Pete & Jessie were married. Maybe Long Beach or Whittier but if not either of those places, I wouldn't have another guess. I don't remember a wedding. I suppose it's possible that they never got married officially...but just told everyone they did because they wanted to live together. Jessie was a bit of a renegade although on the surface she appeared to be quite the proper lady. She and Pete had been taking cruises and traveling together for years before they married. Jessie always sent postcards showing a picture of a ship with two X's marking "My room" and "Pete's room." It was funny even back then!" [In Martha/Marty Marie Murdoch Swain's email of 29 dec 2010, she describes the origin of a 21-diamond ring that got passed down through various women in the family. Jessie received it from her two spinster aunts and passed it on to Eleanor Murdoch Wright: See the whole story in Marty Swain's notes in this ancestral file. Sharon Primbsch]
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Jessie by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Jessie: