Philip Pendleton Murkland

Male24 November 1877–1944

Brief Life History of Philip Pendleton

When Philip Pendleton Murkland was born on 24 November 1877, in Farmville, Prince Edward, Virginia, United States, his father, Sidney R. Murkland, was 38 and his mother, Mittie J Price, was 38. He married Hazel Murdock in 1923. He lived in Beloit, Rock, Wisconsin, United States for about 20 years. He died in 1944, at the age of 67, and was buried in Beloit, Rock, Wisconsin, United States.

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Philip Pendleton Murkland
1877–1944
Hazel Murdock
1888–1976
Marriage: 1923

Sources (13)

  • Phillip Murkland, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Phil P Murkland, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Philip Pendleton Murkland, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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  • Marriage
    1923
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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 4

    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.

    1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

    Age 6

    A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 19

    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

    English: habitational name from a place in the parish of Wigan (now in Greater Manchester). The placename appears to derive from Old English mearc ‘mark, boundary’ + lanu ‘lane, narrow road’.

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

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