John Hugh Murfin

1928–1986 (Age 58)
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life of John Hugh

When John Hugh Murfin was born on 10 April 1928, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, his father, John James Murfin, was 25 and his mother, Annie Amelia Helen Ashcroft, was 21. He married Tommie Jean Carter on 1 January 1951. He immigrated to Vermont, United States in 1937 and lived in Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1935 and Huntington Woods, Huntington Woods, Oakland, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. He died on 1 October 1986, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Seagoville, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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John Hugh Murfin
Tommie Jean Carter
Marriage: 1 January 1951

Spouse & Children

1 January 1951

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World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1929 · The Ambassador Bridge Complete

Age 1

The Ambassador Bridge is a suspension bridge across the Detroit River that connects Detroit to Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Construction finished on November 6 and shortly became the busiest international boarder in North America in terms of trade volume. When it was completed, it was the longest suspended central span bridge in the world and held that record until 1931 with the construction the George Washington Bridge in New York.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 16

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Jackie Murfin in household of John J Murfin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jack H Murfin in household of John J Murfin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John H Murfin, "Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954"

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