Agnes Jane McMurray

20 November 1883–9 March 1969 (Age 85)
Lockridge Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States

The Life of Agnes Jane

When Agnes Jane McMurray was born on 20 November 1883, in Lockridge Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States, her father, Francis Thomas Mc Murray, was 46 and her mother, Jane McLean Bankhead, was 36. She married William Henry Seely on 1 January 1900. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Walnut Township, Appanoose, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Polk Township, Ray, Missouri, United States in 1930. She died on 9 March 1969, in Excelsior Springs, Ray, Missouri, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Fishing River Township, Clay, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Seely
Agnes Jane McMurray
Marriage: 1 January 1900
Harvey H Seely
William Seely
Fern Marie Seely
Juanita Seely
Margaret Seely
Raymond Seely
Fred Ellsworth Seely
Genevieve Lillian Seely

Spouse and Children

1 January 1900



    William Seely


    Fern Marie Seely


    Fred Ellsworth Seely


    Genevieve Lillian Seely


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Francis Thomas Mc Murray


    Jane McLean Bankhead




    Ross Mc Murray


    Mary F McMurray


    William Ellsworth McMurray



    Nancy Ellen McMurray


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 1

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 21

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 23

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Muireadhaigh, a patronymic from the personal name Muireadhach ‘seafarer’ ( see Murdock ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Agnes J Ceely in household of William H Ceely, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Agnes Seely in household of William Seely, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Agnes Seeley in household of William Seeley, "United States Census, 1920"

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