Ancil Garfield Murden Sr.

11 February 1858–1933 (Age 74)
Miami, Indiana, United States

The Life of Ancil Garfield

When Ancil Garfield Murden Sr. was born on 11 February 1858, in Miami, Indiana, United States, his father, Timothy Murden, was 25 and his mother, Nancy Ann Smith, was 17. He married Margaret "Maggie" M. Arbuckle on 26 October 1881, in Miami, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Liberty Township, Fulton, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Steuben Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1933, in Hudson, Salem Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Hudson, Salem Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ancil Garfield Murden Sr.
Margaret "Maggie" M. Arbuckle
Marriage: 26 October 1881
Ancil Garfield Murden Jr.
Oscar Timothy Murden Sr
Clarence O. Murden
Mae Aristean Murden
Arthur Murden

Spouse and Children

26 October 1881
Miami, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Timothy Murden


    Nancy Ann Smith




World Events (8)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 5

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 23

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English (Nottingham): variant of Morden .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ancil G Murdin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ansel G Murden, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ancil Murden, "United States Census, 1900"

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