William Hugh Murray Jr.

#5899, b. 1 May 1878, d. 10 Sep 1953
Last Edited:7 Feb 2017
FatherWilliam Hugh Murray1 b. 31 Oct 1854, d. 5 Oct 1917
MotherFrances Armilda Hillerman1 b. 10 Jan 1857, d. 22 Jan 1948
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Michael Murray

Children of William Hugh Murray Jr. and Edna Georgiana Steidtmann

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthWilliam Hugh Murray Jr. was born on 1 May 1878 at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.1
Census1880, sonHugh Murry (given age 2) was enumerated as a son of William Murry (given age 25) on the 1880 Census, living in Tangipahoa Parish, LA.2
Marriage LicenseWilliam Murray Jr. and Edna Steidtmann obtained a marriage license in Nov 1898 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.3
MarriageWilliam Murray Jr. married Edna Steidtmann, daughter of Charles Fredrick Steidtmann Jr. and Julia Catherine Fulda, on 7 Nov 1898 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.3,4
Census1900Wm. Hugh Murray (given age 22) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1900 census at Tangipahoa Parish, LA. With him was his wife Edna, son(s) Fitzhugh Lee . They owned their farm free and clear. They had one boarder living with them at that time, named Rudolph Caprus(?), age 27, single, a Farm Laborer from Iowa.5
Census1910Hugh Murray (given age 32) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1910 census, living at Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Edna Murray (given age 31), son Fitz Hugh Murray (given age 11), Pat Murray (given age 4) and Bil Murray (given age 3/12), daughter Leona Murray (given age 8), a boarder Patrick Murray (given age 83). Living on the next farm were William's parents, William and Frances Murray. And living on the farm beyond them was the William Steidtmann family, Edna's brother.6
DraftRegWilliam Hugh Murray Jr. was required to register for the third draft of World War I, held on 11 Sep 1918. At that time, he was living in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA, with his wife, Edna. He worked as a ship's carpenter at Jahucke Shipbuilding Corp. in Madisonville. William was described as being of medium height and build, with blue eyes and brown hair.7
Census1920W. H. Murray (given age 41) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1920 census, living at Wadesboro Road at Tangipahoa Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Edna Murray (given age 41), son(s) Fitzew Murray (given age 20), Patrick Murray (given age 13) and Bill Murray (given age 10), daughter(s) Leona Murray (given age 18). They were enumerated just five households away from William's mother's farm. William owned his farm free and clear of any mortgage.8
Census1930William Murray Jr. (given age 51) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1930 census, living at Tangipahoa Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Edna G. Murray (given age 51), his son(s) Pat D. and William, his daughter-in-law, Tessa W. Murray (given age 26). They owned their home, and were truck farmers.9
Census1940W. Hugh Murray (given age 62) and his wife, Edna Murray (given age 62) appeared on the 1940 census at Tangipahoa Parish, LA. They owned their home, which was valued at $200, the same home in which they were living in 1935.10
DeathWilliam Hugh Murray Jr. died at age 75 suddenly of a heart attack on 10 Sep 1953 in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.1
BurialHe was buried at Wetmore Cemetery in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.1

Citations:

  1. [S671] LA. Tangipahoa Parish. Death certificate. Louisiana Secretary of State, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
  2. [S369] 1880 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  3. [S271] Orleans Parish Marriage Records Database. Website. Online http://www.sos.louisiana.gov
  4. [S473] (Newspaper Unknown). LA. Obituary article.
  5. [S374] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S406] 1910 U.S. census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  7. [S273] Ancestry.com. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918."
  8. [S375] 1920 U.S. census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  9. [S376] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  10. [S740] 1940 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  11. [S1244] U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. Online database. Ancestry.com.