Mary Murray

20 July 1875–25 May 1955 (Age 79)
County Clare, Ireland

The Life of Mary

When Mary Murray was born on 20 July 1875, in County Clare, Ireland, her father, James Murray, was 23 and her mother, Cecelia Linnane, was 19. She married William Kingsley on 10 October 1899, in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Ireland in 1875 and Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States for about 15 years. She died on 25 May 1955, in Dubuque, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Kingsley
Mary Murray
Marriage: 10 October 1899
Sarah Loretta Kingsley
William Louis Kingsley
Joseph John Kingsley
Marion C Kingsley
Henry Aloysius Kingsley

Spouse and Children

10 October 1899
Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James Murray






    Thomas Murray


    Bridget Murray


    Sarah Murray


    Martin Murray


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 9

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 21

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

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Kingsley, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Mary Kingsley in household of William Kingsley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Murray, "Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913"

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