Margaret Murray

Female13 December 1894–25 May 1926

Brief Life History of Margaret

When Margaret Murray was born on 13 December 1894, in Amsterdam, Montgomery, New York, United States, her father, Edward James Murray, was 31 and her mother, Hattie Hodges Shelley, was 27. She lived in Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, United States in 1905 and Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States in 1920. She died on 25 May 1926, in Adams, Adams, Jefferson, New York, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States.

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Edward James Murray
Hattie Hodges Shelley
Margaret Murray
Edward Shelley Murray
James Kenneth Murray

Sources (4)

  • Margaretta Murray in household of Edward J Murray, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Margeret Murray in household of Edward J Murray, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Margaret Murray in household of Edward J Murray, "United States Census, 1900"

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 4

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 9

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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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