William McMurren

2 November 1872–3 January 1964 (Age 91)
Henry, Iowa, United States

The Life of William

When William McMurren was born on 2 November 1872, in Henry, Iowa, United States, his father, Robert McMurren, was 47 and his mother, Naomi Ann Jay, was 25. He married Myrtle Beech Swailes on 7 February 1900, in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He lived in Rome, Henry, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Lockridge Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 3 January 1964, in Henry, Iowa, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Grant Cemetery, Rome, Henry, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

William McMurren
Myrtle Beech Swailes
Marriage: 7 February 1900
Walcom Louise McMurren
Gertrude E McMurren
Helen Mae McMurren
Leo William McMurren
Gladys Julia McMurren
Nora Irene McMurren
Ruth Alyce McMurren

Spouse and Children

7 February 1900
Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Robert McMurren


    Naomi Ann Jay





    Mary Belle McMurren


    Emma McMurren


    Martha McMurren



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 12

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish: variant spelling of McMurray .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William McMurren, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Mcmurren, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Mcmurren, "United States Census, 1920"

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