William Archibald Murray

28 May 1853–21 November 1926 (Age 73)
Big Beaver Township, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of William Archibald

When William Archibald Murray was born on 28 May 1853, in Big Beaver Township, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Robert James Wood Murray, was 33 and his mother, Jessie Archibald, was 29. He married Sarah Jane Riley Parker on 16 March 1874, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 21 November 1926, in Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Wellsville Cemetery, Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States.

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William Archibald Murray
Amanda Adamson Bailey
Marriage: 2 February 1886
Jessie Bailey Murray
Charles Bailey Murray
Mary Amanda Murray
Seymour Bailey Murray
Wilford Bailey Murray Sr
Junius Bailey Murray
Thomas Bailey Murray
Evan Bailey Murray
Johannah Bailey Murray
Reta Bailey Murray
Preston Bailey Murray
Ada Murray

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 February 1886Logan Utah Temple, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 10
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg
    Age 10
    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 22
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from Moray in northeastern Scotland, which derives from Celtic mori- ‘sea’ + treb- ‘settlement’. The founder of the Scottish house of Murray was a Fleming named Freskin who was granted Strathbrock in West Lothian and Duffus in Moray by David I. The family took its name from the region in the late 12th century.Irish and Scottish: shortened form of McMurray .Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muireadhaigh ‘descendant of Muireadhach’ a personal name meaning ‘mariner’. Occasionally it may be a shortened form of McMurray .

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

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    Story Highlight

    WILLIAM ARCHIBALD MURRAY by Mabel Emma Smith Murray

    William Archibald Murray was the son of Robert William Murray and Jessie Archibald and the grandson of David Murray and Elizabeth Wood. Robert William [Murray] and Jessie [Archibald] were married a …

    Sources (67)

    • William Murray in entry for Retta Murray, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • William A Murray, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • William A Murray in entry for Derwood D Olsen and Reta M Taylor, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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