William Murray

#5918, b. 2 Oct 1909, d. 10 Mar 1970
Last Edited:7 Feb 2017
FatherWilliam Hugh Murray Jr. b. 1 May 1878, d. 10 Sep 1953
MotherEdna Georgiana Steidtmann b. 9 Jul 1878, d. 6 Apr 1955
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Michael Murray

Outline of Life Events:

OccupationHe was a school bus driver.1
BirthWilliam Murray was born on 2 Oct 1909 at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.2,3,4
Census1910, sonBil Murray (given age 3/12) was enumerated as the son of Hugh Murray (given age 32) on the 1910 Census, living at Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.5
Census1920, sonBill Murray (given age 10) was enumerated as a son of W. H. Murray (given age 41) on the 1920 Census, living at Wadesboro Road at Tangipahoa Parish, LA.6
Census1930, sonWilliam Murray (given age 20) was enumerated as a son of William Murray Jr. (given age 51) on the 1930 Census. They lived at Tangipahoa Parish, LA. He was a laborer on a truck farm.7
MarriageWilliam Murray married Lena Elizabeth Roberts, daughter of Earl Timothy Roberts and Amelia Christine Thoreson, on 11 Aug 1931 at Tangipahoa Parish, LA.8,1,2
Census1940William Murray (given age 30) was enumerated on the 1940 census as the head of a household, living at Tangipahoa Parish, LA. Also living with him was his wife, Lena Murray (given age 25). They lived on a farm which they rented, and which was valued at $150.3
DeathWilliam Murray died at age 60 of a heart attack following completion of his school bus route, on 10 Mar 1970 in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.4,1
BurialHe was buried at Wetmore Cemetery in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.4


  1. [S473] (Newspaper Unknown). LA. Obituary article.
  2. [S112] Gene Pool Individual Records online database. Website. Online http://www.ancestry.com
  3. [S740] 1940 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S344] U.S. Genweb, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. Website.
  5. [S406] 1910 U.S. census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S375] 1920 U.S. census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  7. [S376] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  8. [S717] LA. Tangipahoa Parish. Marriage index. Tangipahoa Parish Courthouse, Amite City, Tangipahoa, LA, USA.