Sarah Elizabeth Murray

19 September 1878–
Whitby, Durham, West Grey, Grey, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Sarah Elizabeth

When Sarah Elizabeth Murray was born on 19 September 1878, in Whitby, Durham, West Grey, Grey, Ontario, Canada, her father, Michael Murray, was 38 and her mother, Jane Hyder, was 33. She married Harry Grenville Thomson on 3 June 1903, in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada. She lived in York, Ontario, Canada in 1901.

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Harry Grenville Thomson
Sarah Elizabeth Murray
Marriage: 3 June 1903

Spouse and Children

3 June 1903
Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada

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World Events (7)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 5

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 8

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 56

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.

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)

  • Elizabeth Murray in household of Jane Murray, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Elizabeth Murray in entry for Marjorie Jean Thomson, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Elizabeth Murray in entry for Wm Murray Thomson, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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