Margaret James Murray was born about 9 Mar 1861 in Macon, Noxubee, Mississippi, United States. She was one of ten children of sharecroppers James Murray (an Irish immigrant) and Lucy Ann (Bradshaw) Murray.
She was a graduate of Fisk University, where she first met Booker Taliaferro Washington. They married in Macon County, Alabama on 12 Oct, 1892. Margaret was his third wife.
Margaret died on 4 Jun 1925 in Tuskegee, Macon, Alabama aged 64. She is buried in Tuskegee University Campus Cemetery, Tuskegee, Alabama.
Margaret was inducted into the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame in 1972. She appears as a character in the 2020 Netflix miniseries "Self Made", played by actress Kimberly Huie.
"Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957"
Citing FHL microfilm: 1293631; Record number: 267; FamilySearch (accessed 13 March 2022)
M J Murry marriage to B. T. Washington on 12 Oct 1892 in Macon, Alabama, United States.
"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9DH-NBD : accessed 18 January 2018), Margaret J Washington in household of Booker T Washington, Tuskegee town, Macon, Alabama, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 107, sheet 1A, family 1, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,027.
"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK78-TK2 : accessed 18 January 2018), Maggie J Washington in household of Booker T Washington, Precinct 1, Macon, Alabama, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 123, sheet 5B, family 104, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 23; FHL microfilm 1,374,036.