Leona Beatrice Murray

#5772, b. 9 Nov 1901, d. 23 Dec 1991
Last Edited:9 Feb 2017
FatherWilliam Hugh Murray Jr.1 b. 1 May 1878, d. 10 Sep 1953
MotherEdna Georgiana Steidtmann1 b. 9 Jul 1878, d. 6 Apr 1955
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Michael Murray

Child of Leona Beatrice Murray and William Wells Bjorkgren

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthLeona Beatrice Murray was born on 9 Nov 1901 at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.2,1
Census1910, daughterLeona Murray (given age 8) was enumerated as the daughter of Hugh Murray (given age 32) on the 1910 Census, living at Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.3
Census1920, daughterLeona Murray (given age 18) was enumerated as a daughter of W. H. Murray (given age 41) on the 1920 Census, living at Wadesboro Road at Tangipahoa Parish, LA.4
MarriageLeona Beatrice Murray married William Wells Bjorkgren, son of Svante Leonard Bjorkgren and Georgia Kirk Wells, on 30 Aug 1927 at All Saints Episcopal Church at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. Rev. Brewster of New Orleans presided.5,6
Census1930Leona Bjorkgren (given age 28) was enumerated as the wife of William Bjorkgren (given age 43) on the 1930 Census. They lived at Tangipahoa Parish, LA.7
Census1940Leona Bjorkgen (given age 38) was enumerated on the 1940 Census as the wife of William Bjorkgen (given age 53), living at Tangipahoa Parish, LA.8
DraftRegMrs W W Bjorkgren was living with her husband in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA, on 27 Apr 1942, at the time of his World War II draft registration.9
Death, InformantShe was the informant on the death certificate of her mother-in-law, Georgia Kirk Bjorkgren, who died on 31 Aug 1948 at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.10,11
Death, InformantShe was the informant on the death certificate of her father, William Hugh Murray Jr., who died on 10 Sep 1953 at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.12
Death, InformantShe was the informant on the death certificate of her mother, Edna Georgiana Murray, who died on 6 Apr 1955 at Wiginton Memorial Hospital at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.13,14
DeathLeona Murray Bjorkgren died at age 90 on 23 Dec 1991 at Seventh Ward General Hospital in Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.15
BurialShe was buried at Wetmore Cemetery in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.15,11

Citations:

  1. [S1244] U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. Online database. Ancestry.com.
  2. [S163] Social Security Death Index, viewed on Ancestry.com.
  3. [S406] 1910 U.S. census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S375] 1920 U.S. census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  5. [S717] LA. Tangipahoa Parish. Marriage index. Tangipahoa Parish Courthouse, Amite City, Tangipahoa, LA, USA.
  6. [S1563] The New Orleans States. New Orleans, LA. news article.
  7. [S376] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  8. [S740] 1940 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  9. [S1037] World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942. FamilySearch.org. Online image.
  10. [S596] Baton Rouge, LA, USA. LA State Archives. Death certificate.
  11. [S357] Wetmore Cemetery. Tangipahoa, LA, USA. Headstone.
  12. [S671] LA. Tangipahoa Parish. Death certificate. Louisiana Secretary of State, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
  13. [S672] LA. Tangipahoa Parish. Death certificate. Louisiana Secretary of State, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
  14. [S473] (Newspaper Unknown). LA. Obituary article.
  15. [S1379] The Hammond Daily Star. Hammond, LA. Obituary article.