Ruth Murray

1900–15 September 1989 (Age 89)
Springerville, Apache, Arizona, United States

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Murray was born in 1900, in Springerville, Apache, Arizona, United States, her father, James Duncan Murray, was 67 and her mother, Nancy Elmena Rudd, was 43. She lived in Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona, United States for about 5 years and Supervisorial District 1, Gila, Arizona, United States in 1940. She died on 15 September 1989, in Payson, Gila, Arizona, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Payson, Gila, Arizona, United States.

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Jesse Thomas Fears
Ruth Murray

Spouse and Children

    Jesse Thomas Fears



Parents and Siblings

    James Duncan Murray


    Nancy Elmena Rudd




    Jochan Murray


    Claude Murray


    Rosa Murray


    James D. Murray


    William Murray


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 0

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome

Age 0

A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.

Age 27

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Ruth Murray in household of Nancy A Murray, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruth Fears in household of Jesse T Fears, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth M Fears in household of Jesse T Fears, "United States Census, 1930"

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