John James Murfin

1902–1972 (Age 69)
Swinton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John James

When John James Murfin was born on 9 June 1902, in Swinton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Tom Murfin, was 24 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Lilley, was 33. He married Annie Amelia Helen Ashcroft on 1 January 1927. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1935 and Huntington Woods, Huntington Woods, Oakland, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. He died on 17 February 1972, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 69.

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John James Murfin
Annie Amelia Helen Ashcroft
Marriage: 1 January 1927
John Hugh Murfin
Barbara Jean Murfin Spunar

Spouse & Children

1 January 1927


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World Events (8)

1904 · Belle Isle Aquarium

Age 2

The Belle Isle Aquarium is a public aquarium located in Belle Isle Park in Detroit. It opened on August 18, 1904, and was the oldest continually operating public aquarium in North America when it closed on April 3, 2005. The aquarium reopened to the public on August 18, 2012, and is now run entirely by volunteers

Age 6

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1921 · The Detroit Historical Society

Age 19

Since its founding, the Detroit Historical Society has been dedicated to ensuring that the history of Detroit and its surrounding region is preserved. This is to help current and future generations better understand the people, places, and events that helped shape the lives of those who build up the city of Detroit.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, and Yorkshire): from an Old English personal name, Merewine, Merefinn, or Mǣrwynn ( see Marvin ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • John J Murfin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John J Murfin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John James Murfin, "Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954"

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