Mary Murray

Female15 October 1853–13 July 1894

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Murray was born on 15 October 1853, in Westminster Township, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, her father, George Murray, was 31 and her mother, Jane Nichol, was 27. She married George Gartley on 27 December 1883, in Westminster Township, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 13 July 1894, in London, Ontario, Canada West, British Colonial America, at the age of 40, and was buried in Pond Mills, London Township, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada.

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George Gartley
Mary Murray
Marriage: 27 December 1883
John Allen Gartly
A John Gartley
Jane Gartley
William Gartly
James Gartley
Isabella Gartley
Adam Forbes Gartley

Sources (17)

  • Mary Murray in household of George Murray, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • Mary Murray Gartly, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary Murray in entry for Edward Francis Forbes and Helen Barbara Lapier, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 December 1883Westminster Township, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (4)

    1867 · Ontario Founded

    Age 14

    On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.


    Age 16


    1883 · Mining Boom

    Age 30

    In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from Moray in northeastern Scotland, which derives from Celtic mori- ‘sea’ + treb- ‘settlement’. The founder of the Scottish house of Murray was a Fleming named Freskin who was granted Strathbrock in West Lothian and Duffus in Moray by David I. The family took its name from the region in the late 12th century.

    Irish and Scottish: shortened form of McMurray .

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muireadhaigh ‘descendant of Muireadhach’ a personal name meaning ‘mariner’. Occasionally it may be a shortened form of McMurray .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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