Leona Christiansen Murray

10 February 1899–24 May 1942 (Age 43)
Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life of Leona Christiansen

When Leona Christiansen Murray was born on 10 February 1899, in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States, her father, William Parker Murray, was 24 and her mother, Marie Christiansen, was 20. She married Lionel Gunnell Maughan on 12 October 1918, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Coltman, Bonneville, Idaho, United States in 1930 and Thornton Election Precinct, Madison, Idaho, United States in 1940. She died on 24 May 1942, in Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Wellsville Cemetery, Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lionel Gunnell Maughan
Leona Christiansen Murray
Marriage: 12 October 1918
Don Murray Maughan
Thelma Larae Maughan
Helen Marie Maughan
Carrol Maughan
Nona Jean Maughan
Alta Maughan

Spouse and Children

12 October 1918
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


+1 More Child

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1901 · The Daughters of Utah Pioneers

Age 2

The Daughters of Utah Pioneers was organized by Annie Taylor Hyde after she invited a group of fifty-four women to her home to find ways to recognize names and achievements of the men, women and children who were the pioneers. They followed the lead of other national lineage societies, such as the Daughters of the American Revolution. They were legally incorporated in 1925.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 13

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: regional name from Moray in northeastern Scotland, which is probably named with Old Celtic elements meaning ‘sea’ + ‘settlement’.2 Irish (southern Ulster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muireadhaigh ‘descendant of Muireadhach’ (the name of several different families in various parts of Ireland), or a shortened form of McMurray .3 Irish: reduced form of MacIlmurray, Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Mhuire ( see Gilmore ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Leona Murray Maughn in household of Lionel Gunnell Maughn, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Leona Murray in household of William Murray, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Leona Maughan in household of Lionel Maughan, "United States Census, 1920"

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