Margery May Bain

25 October 1833–3 October 1911 (Age 77)
Dundee, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Margery May

When Margery May Bain was born on 25 October 1833, in Dundee, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, George Bain, was 29 and her mother, Margery May McEwan, was 29. She married Orrice Clapp Murdock on 19 February 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1856 and lived in Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died on 3 October 1911, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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John Riggs Murdock
Margery May Bain
Marriage: 10 January 1863

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 January 1863Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 10
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 21
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, Manx, and Irish: nickname for a fair-haired man, from Gaelic bàn, Irish bán ‘white, fair’. This surname is common in the Highlands, first recorded in Perth in 1324. It is also found as a shortened form of McBain , from Mac B(h)eathain. As a Manx name (spelled Bane) this may be a shortened form of Manx Macguilley Vane, equivalent to Irish Mac Giolla Bháin ‘son of the fair youth’. Compare Irish Kilbane .English (northern) and Scottish: nickname for a hospitable person, from northern Middle English beyn, bayn ‘welcoming, friendly’ (Old Norse beinn ‘straight, direct’).English (northern) and Scottish: nickname from northern Middle English bān, bain ‘bone, leg’ (Old English bān, Old Norse bein), perhaps denoting someone with a gammy leg. In northern Middle English -ā- was preserved, whereas in southern dialects (which later became standard), it was changed to -ō-.

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

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    Story Highlight

    A Trip with the Willie Handcart Company

    A Trip with the Willie Handcart Company Written By: Betsy Goodwin “Zona Hatch (Sterling Nelson’s daughter) sent this copy to me. It was in Aunt Mae Nelson’s things. She thought it was written b …

    Sources (24)

    • May B Murdock in household of Betsey Goodwin, "United States Census, 1910"
    • May Bain Murdock, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • May B Murdock in household of John R Murdock, "United States Census, 1880"

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