Florence Murray

8 March 1871–7 April 1950 (Age 79)
Botsford, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of Florence

When Florence Murray was born on 8 March 1871, in Botsford, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada, her father, Andrew Pinguay Murray, was 56 and her mother, Julia Augusta Lanchester, was 33. She married John Walton on 1 August 1904, in Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in New Brunswick, Canada in 1871 and Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada in 1911. She died on 7 April 1950, in Murray Corner, Botsford, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 79, and was buried in Murray Corner, Botsford, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada.

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John Walton
Florence Murray
Marriage: 1 August 1904
Hector McDonald Walton

Spouse and Children

    John Walton



1 August 1904
Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada


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World Events (3)

1880 · Legislature in Fredericton Destoryed by Fire

Age 9

On February 25, 1880, the legislature building in Frederiction was destroyed by fire. The builiding was completely made of wood meaning that there was nothing left of it. The chair that the speaker used and a marble top table were all that remained.
1901 · Hartland Covered Bridge

Age 30

July 4, 1901, the Hartland covered bridge was finished. It spans across the Saint John River, making it the longest covered bridge. Until it was built, the only way across the river was by ferry.
1937 · Miramichi Strike

Age 66

August 20, 1937, the Miramichi lumber strike took place. Over 1,500 millworkers and longshoremen struck 14 lumber firms for wage increases.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: regional name from Moray in northeastern Scotland, which is probably named with Old Celtic elements meaning ‘sea’ + ‘settlement’.2 Irish (southern Ulster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muireadhaigh ‘descendant of Muireadhach’ (the name of several different families in various parts of Ireland), or a shortened form of McMurray .3 Irish: reduced form of MacIlmurray, Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Mhuire ( see Gilmore ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Florance Murray in household of Andrew Murray, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Florence Murray in entry for Percy Murray and Ethel Field, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"
  • Florence Murray, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"

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