John Angus " Jack" Murchison

5 January 1884–28 January 1954 (Age 70)
Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada

The Life of John Angus " Jack"

When John Angus " Jack" Murchison was born on 5 January 1884, in Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada, his father, Sam Murchison, was 24 and his mother, Alexie Maclean, was 24. He married Catherine Ann " Katie Ann" Macdonald in 1905, in Caledonia, Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada. He lived in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1901. He died on 28 January 1954, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Angus " Jack" Murchison
Catherine " Kate" Macdonald
Marriage: 22 October 1910
William Gordon Murchison
Anna Belle Murchison
Minetta Mae Murchison

Spouse and Children

22 October 1910


Parents and Siblings

    Sam Murchison


    Alexie Maclean




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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 7

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 19

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form (in which the Gaelic patronymic prefix Mac has been translated into the English patronymic suffix -son), of Gaelic Mac Mhurchaidh, a patronymic from the personal name Murchadh, composed of the elements muir ‘sea’ + cath ‘battle’, hence ‘sea warrior’.

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

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Sources (1)

  • John A Murchison in household of Sam Murchison, "Canada Census, 1901"

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