George Murray

George E. Murray (abt. 1848 - 1932)

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George E. Murray
Born about in Alabama, United Statesmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married 26 Oct 1871 in Rising Fawn, Dade, Georgia, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Dow, Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 13 Feb 2020 | Created 7 Feb 2018 | Last significant change: 13 Feb 2020
02:09: Katie (Collins) Goodwin edited the Biography for George E. Murray (abt.1848-1932). (removed duplicate link that was added) [Thank Katie for this | 1 thank-you received]
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Biography

George E. Murray was born in March[1] 1848[2][3] or 1851[4][5] or 1852[1][6] in Alabama[2][3][1][5][6]. The earliest sources tell us that he is born around 1848, which makes this the most likely birth year. His parents are currently unknown. His father might have been born in Alabama [3][5].

In 1870, George was living as an au pair with the Huskey family in DeKalb, Alabama [2].

Married life

In 1880, George was living in Upper, Dade, Georgia, United States together with his wife Lizzie, and his kids Mary (8), Jasper (6), Laine (4) and Grace (1). He was a farmer, and all kids were born in Georgia [3].

In 1900, George was living in Choctaw Nation together with his wife Elizabeth, and his kids John (18), Allison (17), Hattie (13), Laurie (10), William (6), Carl (5) and Jewel (2). All kids were born in Georgia, except for John, who was born in Arkansas. It shows that George is a farmer, John a farm hand and Allison, Hattie and Laurie are all at school. More importantly, it also shows that George could read, write and speak English. He rented his home. It is likely that George was not the informant for this record, as no birth place is mentioned for both parents [1].

In 1910, George was living in Dow, Pittsburg, Oklahoma, together with his wife Elizabeth, children Larry (19), Willie (15), Carl (13) and Jewell (10), all born in Georgia. He is listed as general farmer, renting a farm [5].

In 1920, George was living in Dow, Pittsburg, Oklahoma together with his wife Elizabeth, children Jasper C (45), Molli (43), Joseph (37), Janie H (30), Gracie (29), Jewel (21), Carl (24), Larry G (26), grandchildren Roy (13), Fred (11), Luther (8), Nellie (8), Rena (5). All children were born in Georgia, all grandchildren in Oklahoma. He owned his own home, was 68 years old, and could read and write. His parents birth locations are first written down as unknown, later to be changed to the United States. His occupation is listed as farmer, on his own account (not on wage) [6].

In 1930, George was living in Haileyville, Pittsburg, Oklahoma together with his son-in-law Cyril M Surry, daughter Jewel and grandson Max. It shows him as being born in Georgia in 1851, with his parents born in Georgia and Tennessee. This information does not match with the other censuses taken up to this point, indicating that the informant for this census would likely not have known the real birth place of George [7].

Children

  1. Mary is born around 1872 in Georgia[3]. She is mentioned in the 1880 census as living with him.
  2. Jasper is born around 1874 in Georgia[3]. He is mentioned in the 1880 census as living with him. In 1920, he also lives with his father [6].
  3. Laine is born around 1876 in Georgia[3]. She is mentioned in the 1880 census as living with him.
  4. Grace is born around 1879 in Georgia [3]. She is mentioned in the 1880 census as living with him.
  5. John is born around 1882 in Arkansas [1]. He is mentioned in the 1900 census as living with him.
  6. Allison is born around 1883 in Georgia [1]. She is mentioned in the 1900 census as living with him.
  7. Hattie is born around 1887 in Georgia [1]. She is mentioned in the 1900 census as living with him.
  8. Laurie / Larry G is born around 1890 in Georgia [1]. He is mentioned in the 1900, 1910 and 1920 census as living with him [1][5][6].
  9. William "Willie" is born around 1894 in Georgia [1]. He is mentioned in the 1900 and 1910 census as living with him [1][5].
  10. Carl is born around 1895 in Georgia [1]. He is mentioned in the 1900, 1910 and 1920 census as living with him [1][5][6]
  11. Jewel is born around 1898 in Georgia [1]. She is mentioned in the 1900, 1910 and 1920 census as living with him [1][5][6]. In 1930, her father is living with er [7].

Death

He died on February 27, 1932, in Dow, Oklahoma because of Cardio Nephritis[8]. His death certificate tells us he was born on January 1st, 1885, and died at the age of 81 years, 1 month and 26 days. This would give a birth date of January 1st, 1851. It is very likely that neither of those dates are right, as other information, such as the name of his parents, is not known either. He was buried in McAlester, Oklahoma [4].

Below this, the biography is unsourced.

He married Susan Elizabeth Satterwhite on October 26, 1871, in Rising Fawn, Georgia. At some point between 1880 and 1900, he migrated to Oklahoma.

Their children:

  1. Mary F. 'Mollie' Murray b. Aug 1872, d. 12 May 1943 m. Louis Alexander Mason
  2. Jasper Cisero Murray b. 26 Sep 1874, d. 2 Feb 1944
  3. Jania Ann 'Jane' Murray b. 20 Dec 1876, d. 24 Feb 1970
  4. Grace Lou Murray b. 21 Apr 1879, d. 8 Feb 1959
  5. Lucy R. Murray b. a 1881, d. b 1900
  6. John D. Murray b. 18 Feb 1882, d. 17 Sep 1914
  7. Joseph Allison Murray b. 12 Nov 1884, d. 11 May 1965
  8. Harriet C. 'Hattie' Murray b. 3 Feb 1887, d. 20 Jun 1945
  9. Larry Grant Murray b. 8 Jul 1891, d. 5 Jan 1977
  10. Willie Lee Murray b. 25 Feb 1894, d. 1 Nov 1970
  11. Carl Higgins Murray b. 15 Apr 1896, d. 5 Oct 1974
  12. Jewel S. Murray b. 22 Aug 1898, d. 27 Mar 1983



Research Notes

  1. Per Ronnie Theroux, George's parents died around the Civil War and he was sent to live with relatives. (Possibly Hartlines?) -Katie Goodwin (Collins-17962) 06:43, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
  2. In the 1930 census and his death certificate, George is listed as born in Georgia. It's possible he was born near the state line, it's difficult to tell where the border is from personal experience. -Katie Goodwin (Collins-17962) 06:43, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
  3. I cannot find a record to source his middle name as Elihue, therefore I'm marking as uncertain. -Katie Goodwin (Collins-17962) 06:43, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
  4. I think list of children is correct. -Katie Goodwin (Collins-17962) 06:43, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
  5. Changed the middle name to E., which is certain, might be Elihue. Source needed. Vermeulen-1074 06:49, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
  6. 1st of January on death certificate could very well be a "well I don't know", especially since age at 1870 and 1880 censuses are off, and no exact date is mentioned at the gravestone Vermeulen-1074 06:53, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

Sources

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1900 Census: "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MST3-JBJ : accessed 11 February 2018), George Murry, Township 5 N. Range 15 E., Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 84, sheet 36A, family 720, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,851.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 1870 Census: "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHK3-T77 : 12 April 2016), George E Murry in household of Sarah Huskey, Alabama, United States; citing p. 1, family 5, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,514.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 1880 Census: "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8LL-61C : 11 August 2017), George Murry, Upper, Dade, Georgia, United States; citing enumeration district ED 39, sheet 31B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0142; FHL microfilm 1,254,142.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 31 July 2019), memorial page for George E. Murray (1 Jan 1851–27 Feb 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18514626, citing Oak Hill Memorial Park, McAlester, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by MillieBelle (contributor 46628380) .
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 1910 Census: "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MLWS-X54 : accessed 11 February 2018), George Murray, Dow, Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 218, sheet 11A, family 239, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1269; FHL microfilm 1,375,282.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 1920 Census: "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJMH-TDP : accessed 11 February 2018), George E Murray, Dow, Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States; citing ED 188, sheet 5B, line 93, family 98, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1484; FHL microfilm 1,821,484.
  7. 7.0 7.1 1930 Census: "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC4W-Q65 : accessed 11 February 2018), George E Murray in household of Cyril M Surry, Haileyville, Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 23, sheet 17A, line 37, family 385, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1926; FHL microfilm 2,341,660.
  8. Death certificate of Geo E Murray, died on 27 Feb 1932


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