Murrell Lorena Peter

from 3 April 1898 to 31 December 1900–29 March 1980 (Age 82)
Pawnee, Pawnee, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Murrell Lorena

When Murrell Lorena Peter was born from 3 April 1898 to 31 December 1900, in Pawnee, Pawnee, Oklahoma, United States, her father, William Henry Peter, was 32 and her mother, Lorena Ann “Rena” Hyde, was 28. She lived in Olathe, Johnson, Kansas, United States in 1910 and Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States in 1930. She died on 29 March 1980, in Garden Grove, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Augusta, Butler, Kansas, United States.

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Ralph Lawson
Murrell Lorena Peter

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 8

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 22

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, German, Dutch, etc.: from the personal name Peter (Greek Petros, from petra ‘rock’, ‘stone’). The name was popular throughout Christian Europe in the Middle Ages, having been bestowed by Christ as a byname on the apostle Simon bar Jonah, the brother of Andrew. The name was chosen by Christ for its symbolic significance (John 1:42, Matt. 16:18); St. Peter is regarded as the founding head of the Christian Church in view of Christ's saying, ‘Thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build my Church’. In Christian Germany in the early Middle Ages this was the most frequent personal name of non-Germanic origin until the 14th century. This surname has also absorbed many cognates in other languages, for example Czech Petr, Hungarian Péter. It has also been adopted as a surname by Ashkenazic Jews.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Murrell Lawson in household of Ralph Lawson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Murrel L Piter in household of William H Piter, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Murrel Peters in household of William H Peters, "United States Census, 1910"

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