Elenor May Murray

27 August 1897–July 1980 (Age 82)
Bailey, Muskegon, Michigan, United States

The Life of Elenor May

When Elenor May Murray was born on 27 August 1897, in Bailey, Muskegon, Michigan, United States, her father, Horace Bentley Murray, was 29 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Smith, was 30. She married John Wiley Bracken on 28 May 1915, in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Boynton Beach, Palm Beach, Florida, United States in 1910. She died in July 1980, in Fort Pierce, St. Lucie, Florida, United States, at the age of 82.

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John Wiley Bracken
Elenor May Murray
Marriage: 28 May 1915
Rose Emma Bracken
Rose Mary Bracken
Margaret Evelyn " Peggy" Bracken

Spouse and Children

28 May 1915
West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida, United States


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Age 8

Historical Boundaries - 1905: St. Lucie, Florida, United States
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 22

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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 (1)

  • Elinor Murray in household of Horace B Murray, "United States Census, 1910"

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