John Elias Murray

24 September 1908–16 April 1973 (Age 64)
Roanoke, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of John Elias

When John Elias Murray was born on 24 September 1908, in Roanoke, Virginia, United States, his father, Dock C Murray, was 27 and his mother, Emma Lee Poteet, was 22. He married Irene Elizabeth Atkinson on 27 June 1931. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Big Lick, Roanoke, Virginia, United States in 1910 and Richmond, Virginia, United States in 1930. He died on 16 April 1973, in Roanoke, Virginia, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Big Lick, Roanoke, Virginia, United States.

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John Elias Murray
Irene Elizabeth Atkinson
Marriage: 27 June 1931
Jeanette Vivian Murray

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 June 1931
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1909 · The NAACP is formed
    Age 1
    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
    1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility
    Age 9
    Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.
    Age 19
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    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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    Sources (17)

    • John Elmer Murray, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
    • John E Murray in household of Emma Murray, "United States Census, 1930"
    • John Elias Murray in entry for John Edward Phillips and Joan Ramona Murray, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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