Mary E Murray

Female15 May 1863–12 October 1870

Brief Life History of Mary E

When Mary E Murray was born on 15 May 1863, in Tunnel Hill, Whitfield, Georgia, United States, her father, John Newton Murray, was 54 and her mother, Elizabeth or Betsey Benton Huffaker, was 36. She died on 12 October 1870, in her hometown, at the age of 7.

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John Newton Murray
Elizabeth or Betsey Benton Huffaker
William S. Murray
Thomas N. Murray
James Madison Murray
Mary E Murray
Frances Heggie "Fannie" Murray

Sources (3)

  • Mary E Murray in household of John N Murray, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary E Murray - Government record: birth-name: Mary E Murray
  • U.S., Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current

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Siblings (5)

World Events (3)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

1865 · The Assassination of a President

Age 2

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."

1865 · The Thirteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Thirteenth Amendment was created to help abolished slavery and involuntary servitude. It was the first of three Amendments to Reconstruct the country following the Civil War.

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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