Isabell Jane Murray

23 July 1863–6 January 1955 (Age 91)

The Life of Isabell Jane

When Isabell Jane Murray was born on 23 July 1863, in Canada, her father, Thomas Murray, was 25 and her mother, Janet Lauder, was 31. She married Jefferson S Van Buskirk about 1886, in Rainham, Haldimand, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1871. She died on 6 January 1955, at the age of 91, and was buried in Montrose, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jefferson S Van Buskirk
Isabell Jane Murray
Marriage: about 1886
Isabel Caroline Van Buskirk

Spouse and Children

    Jefferson S Van Buskirk



about 1886
Rainham, Haldimand, Ontario, Canada


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Murray


    Janet Lauder




World Events (8)


Age 6


Age 21

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1890 · Gold is Discovered

Age 27

In 1890, Robert Miller Womack discovers a rich gold deposit along Cripple Creek, near the western slope of Pikes Peak. This would become the richest gold strike in the Rocky Mountin area.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Belle J Murray, "Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Isabell (Bella) Jane Murray - Individual or family possessions: burial: 8 January 1955; Montrose, Colorado, United States
  • Legacy NFS Source: Isabell (Bella) Jane Murray - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Isabell (Bella) Jane Murray

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