William Murray Jr.

William Hugh Murray Jr. (1878 - 1953)

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William Hugh Murray Jr.
Born in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa, Louisiana, USAmap
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Husband of — married in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USAmap
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Died in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa, Louisiana, USAmap
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William Hugh Murray Jr., son of William Hugh Murray and Frances Armilda Hillerman, was born on 1 May 1878 in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana.[1] At age 2, he lived with his parents in Tangipahoa Parish according to the 1880 Census.[2]

Hugh and Edna Georgiana Steidtmann, daughter of Charles Fredrick Steidtmann Jr. and Julia Catherine Fulda, obtained a marriage license in November 1898 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, and were married on 7 November 1898 in New Orleans.[3][4] They had four children:

  1. Fitzhugh Lee Murray, b. 1899
  2. Leona Beatrice Murray, b. 1901
  3. Patrick D. Murray, b. 1906
  4. William "Bill" Murray, b. 1909

Hugh, Edna, and their young son Fitzhugh were enumerated on the 1900 census, on a farm in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, which they owned free and clear. They had one boarder living with them at that time, a 27-year-old farm laborer from Iowa.[5]

In 1910 they lived on a farm in Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, with their children and Hugh's grandfather, Patrick Murray. Hugh's parents lived on the next farm, and Edna's brother also lived nearby.[6]

At the age of 40, Hugh was required to register for the third draft of World War I, held on 11 September 1918. At that time, he was living in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, working as a ship's carpenter at Jahucke Shipbuilding Corp. in Madisonville. He was described as being of medium height and build, with blue eyes and brown hair.[7]

In the 1920 census, the family lived on Wadesboro Road in Tangipahoa Parish, still near his widowed mother's farm. [8] By the 1930 census, Hugh and Edna had only their two youngest sons, Pat and William, living with them, as well as Pat's new bride, Tessa Poche. They were described as truck farmers.[9] In 1940, their children were all gone to homes of their own. Their home was valued at $200.[10]

Hugh died suddenly on 10 September 1953 at age 75, of a heart attack, in Ponchatoula. He was buried at Wetmore Cemetery.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 William Hugh Murray, death certificate, Tangipahoa Parish, 12:481 (1953); Louisiana Secretary of State, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
  2. 1880 U.S. Census, Tangipahoa Parish, LA, population schedule (digital image), accessed 29 July 2008 on Ancestry.com; 7th Ward, E.D. 184, p. 32, dwelling #343, family #348, household of William Murry.
  3. Louisiana Secretary of State, Orleans Parish Marriage Records Database, website, http://www.sos.louisiana.gov; accessed 02 Jul 2011, Edna Steidtmann and William Murray Jr., married 11-7-1898, Orleans Parish, Volume 20, Page 988.
  4. "Obituary," unidentified newspaper clipping, probably the New Orleans newspaper; states they were married 07 Nov 1897.
  5. 1900 U.S. Census, Tangipahoa Parish, LA, population schedule (digital image), accessed 30 July 2008 on Ancestry.com; West Side 7th Ward, E.D. 94, Sheet 10, dwelling #182, family #182, household of Wm. Hugh Murray.
  6. 1910 U.S. census, Tangipahoa Parish, LA, population schedule (digital image), accessed 05 Mar 2010 on Ancestry.com; Seventh Ward, Hammond Town, ED 117, sheets 3A-3B, dw.#49, fam.#49, household of Hugh Murray.
  7. Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Provo, UT, USA : The Generations Network, Inc., 2005; Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C. : National Archives and Records Administration, imaged from original microfilm; William Hugh Murray, Tangipahoa parish.
  8. 1920 U.S. census, Tangipahoa Parish, LA, population schedule (digital image), accessed 03 Dec 2012 on Ancestry.com; Second Precinct, Ponchatoula [stricken], ED 125, Sheet 20A, stamped page 205, Wadesboro Road, dw.#358, fam.#371, line 35, household of W. H. Murray.
  9. 1930 U.S. Census, Tangipahoa Parish, LA, population schedule (digital image), accessed 22 Jul 2005 on Ancestry.com; Police Jury Ward 7, ED 53-25, sheet 1A, public improved gravel road, dw.#9, fam.#10, household of William Murray Jr.
  10. 1940 U.S. Census, Tangipahoa Parish, LA, population schedule (digital image), accessed 5 Jun 2012 on Ancestry.com; Ward 7, ED 53-32, Sheet 6B, household #89, household of W. Hugh Murray.

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