Carl West Murray

29 November 1915–11 July 1996 (Age 80)
Fresno, Fresno, California, United States

The Life of Carl West

When Carl West Murray was born on 29 November 1915, in Fresno, Fresno, California, United States, his father, Frederick West Murray, was 39 and his mother, Nona May Dickens, was 31. He married Margaret Allen Curtis on 3 June 1938, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1920 and Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. He died on 11 July 1996, in Napa, California, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Carl West Murray
1915–1996
Margaret Allen Curtis
1912–
Marriage: 3 June 1938

Spouse and Children

    Male1915–1996Male

    Margaret Allen Curtis

    Female1912–Female

MARRIAGE
3 June 1938
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

    Ruth Nona Murray

    Female1906–Female

    Hazel West Murray

    Female1907–1917Female

    Charles Frank Murray

    Male1908–1988Male

    Mary A Murray

    Female1911–Female

    Male1915–1996Male

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 19

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Carl W Murray in household of Thomas E Milne, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Carl F Murray in household of Fred W Murray, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Carl West Murray, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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