Electa Murdock

26 December 1841–21 July 1887 (Age 45)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Electa

When Electa Murdock was born on 26 December 1841, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, Levi Murdock, was 51 and her mother, Elizabeth Campbell, was 41. She married Chester Comstock Snyder on 4 December 1860, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Weber, Utah, United States in 1850 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 21 July 1887, in Snyderville, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Snyderville, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Chester Comstock Snyder
Electa Murdock
Marriage: 4 December 1860
Lovina Electa Snyder
Viola Jane Snyder
Anna Josephine Snyder
Levi Snyder
Daniel Murdock Snyder
Chester Royal Snyder
Ida Victoria Snyder
Ella Rebecca Snyder
David Snyder
Ralph Murdock Snyder
Robert Harvey Snyder

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 December 1860Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1842 · Relief Society Organized
    Age 1
    The Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized on March 17, 1842. Emma Smith was the first Relief Society president. It was established as a way to help strengthen and serve other women.
    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 15
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and Irish: variant of Scottish Murdoch .

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

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    Sources (14)

    • Electa Murdock in household of Chester Snyder, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Electa Murdock in household of Chester Snyder, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Electa Snyder, "BillionGraves Index"

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