Leona Alma Murray

#5929, b. 2 Aug 1885, d. 19 Oct 1983
Last Edited:17 Apr 2012
FatherWilliam Hugh Murray b. 31 Oct 1854, d. 5 Oct 1917
MotherFrances Armilda Hillerman b. 10 Jan 1857, d. 22 Jan 1948
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Michael Murray

Children of Leona Alma Murray and Henry Eugene Cunningham

Outline of Life Events:

BirthLeona Alma Murray was born on 2 Aug 1885 at LA.1,2,3
Census1900, daughterShe was enumerated as the daughter of William Murray (given age 45) on the 1900 Census at Tangipahoa Parish, LA.3
MarriageLeona Alma Murray married first Henry Eugene Cunningham on 23 May 1903 at Tangipahoa Parish, LA.4,1
Census1920Lona Cunningham (given age 34) was enumerated as the wife of Henry E. Cunningham (given age 46) on the 1920 Census, living at 113 West Madison at South Bend, Portage Township, St. Joseph County, IN.5
Death, WidowShe was left a widow at age 34, when her husband, Henry Eugene, died on 7 Jun 1920 at IN.1,2
MarriageLeona Alma Murray married second (--?--) Ferrin.
Census1930Leona C. Ferrin (given age 44) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1930 census, living at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. Also living in the house was her son(s) Eugene, her daughter(s) Alice and Mertie. Leona was widowed, and worked as a dressmaker. She owned her home on Seventh Street, which was valued at $1150.6
Death, InformantShe was the informant on the death certificate of her mother, Frances Armilda Murray, who died on 22 Jan 1948 at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.7
DeathLeona Alma Murray died at age 98 on 19 Oct 1983 in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.2
BurialShe was buried at Wetmore Cemetery in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.2


  1. [S346] Ponchatoula Times. Ponchatoula, LA.
  2. [S357] Wetmore Cemetery. Tangipahoa, LA, USA. Headstone.
  3. [S374] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S717] LA. Tangipahoa Parish. Marriage index. Tangipahoa Parish Courthouse, Amite City, Tangipahoa, LA, USA.
  5. [S719] 1920 U.S. Census. IN. St. Joseph County. population schedule.
  6. [S376] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  7. [S669] LA. Tangipahoa Parish. Death certificate. Louisiana Secretary of State, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.