Joseph Royal Murdock

Male11 August 1858–26 May 1931

Brief Life History of Joseph Royal

When Joseph Royal Murdock was born on 11 August 1858, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Nymphas Coridon Murdock, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Melissa Barney, was 24. He married Margaret Ashbridge Wright on 28 November 1878, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Charleston, Wasatch, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 26 May 1931, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Heber City Cemetery, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Royal Murdock
Margaret Ashbridge Wright
Marriage: 28 November 1878
Mima Melissa Murdock
Maggie Josephine Murdock
Royal Joseph Murdock
Nymphas Warren Murdock
Sarah Emeline Murdock
Emer Wright Murdock
Chloe Murdock
Cora Murdock
Ira Barney Murdock
Nellie Murdock
Erma Murdock

Sources (58)

  • Joseph R Murdock in entry for Unknown, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
  • Joe R. Murdock, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jos. R. Murdock in entry for Rex Shepherd and Nell M. Thornberg, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 November 1878Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Historical Boundaries: 1859: Utah, Utah Territory, United States 1862: Wasatch, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Wasatch, Utah, United States


    Age 5

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 23

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and Irish: variant of Scottish Murdoch .

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

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    Joseph Royal Murdock

    Joseph Royal Murdock, son of Nymphas Coridon Murdock and Sara Melissa Barney, was born August 11, 1858 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended the public schools in Salt Lake City until he was fourteen …

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