Saturday, October 31, 2015

Robert S. McMurray

© Kathy Duncan, 2015

Robert S. McMurry, son of Lavina (Earnest) and James McMurry, was born 9 Nov 1828 in Sangamon County, Illinois. He died 23 Feb 1913 in Wallace, Calaveras County, California. He is buried in the Ione Public Cemetery, Ione, Amador County, California. He married Elizaeth Reno on 30 Oct 1867 in Amador County, California.

6 July 1870, Twp. 2, Ione City, Amador County, California:

McMurry, R.S. 42 M W Farmer $2,000-$800 b. IL
-----Elizabeth 32 F W Keeping House b. OH
-----W. W. 17 M W At Home b. IL
-----Mary 14 F W At Home b. CA
-----Leuella 13 F W At Home b. CA
-----Frank 12 M W At Home b. Ca
-----Alta 11 F W At Home b. CA
-----O.M. 9 F W At Home b. CA
-----H. Grant 6/12 M W At Home b. CA (Oct)
Merkel, E. 31 M W Farmer $0-$200 b. Hamburg
-----Lavina 19 F W Keeping House b. Iowa
-----Mary A. 1 F W At Home b. CA
Merkel, Frank 33 M W Farmer Laborer b. Hamburg

Robert McMurray was agreeably surprised on Wednesday, November 9, 1910 it being his 82 birthday, when his brother and two sisters which are all that is left of a large family, and his seven children came to ay him a visit, it being the first time in several years that all were together. Two grandchildren and one great grand child were present. Among those present were: Jas. McMurray and wife of Ione; Mrs. I.B. Gregory of Ione; Mrs. Frank Dickey of Stockton; brother and sister of Mr. Murray, the children, Wm. McMurray and wife, Mrs. --- Merrill, Robert McMurray, all of Stockton; Mrs. E. Merkel of Ione; Mrs. Louella Streeter of Modesto; Mrs. Alta Malloy and Grant McMurray of Wallace; Mr. and Mrs. Shackelford of Stockton and Lawrence Malloy and Wilda Carr of Wallace. He was the recipient of ninety very pretty birthday cards and three very handsome cakes. The table was heavily laden with all the delicacies the ladies know how to prepare. Pictures were taken of the different groups. They all went home wishing their father and brother many more birthdays.--Prospect.
[Source: Amador Ledger; Jackson, California; 25 Nov 1910]

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