Myrta Matilda Murray

23 November 1874–15 June 1956 (Age 81)
Wingate, Coal Creek Township, Montgomery, Indiana, United States

The Life of Myrta Matilda

When Myrta Matilda Murray was born on 23 November 1874, in Wingate, Coal Creek Township, Montgomery, Indiana, United States, her father, John P Murray, was 31 and her mother, Nancy Ann Hayes, was 25. She married William Ellsworth Palmer on 22 March 1894, in Montgomery, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 15 June 1956, in Downers Grove, DuPage, Illinois, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Rock Field Cemetery, Van Buren Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Ellsworth Palmer
Myrta Matilda Murray
Marriage: 22 March 1894
Claud Hutchinson Palmer

Spouse and Children

22 March 1894
Montgomery, Indiana, United States


    Claud Hutchinson Palmer




Parents and Siblings

    John P Murray


    Nancy Ann Hayes




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 3

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Myrtle M Palmer in household of William Palmer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Myrtle Murray in entry for Claude Hutchinson Palmer, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"
  • Myrtle Murray in entry for Claude Hutchinson Palmer, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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