Captain Walter MURRAY
DEATH: Death verified from the Halifax City death register, month of May 1905, line 75.
BIRTH: Descrepancy over year of birth, is according to the 1901 Census 4 May 1843. Although the headstone clearly states 1840. Also, not 100% sure about the name Howard, although it is widely believed this was his second name.
All of the census records, 1881, 1901 and 1911 clearly show the whole family as Wesylan Methodist.
BURIAL: Buried in South Brook Protestant Cemetery, Plot 130c.
CENSUS: Canadian Census 1881, Film #C-13165. Household Number 69, Hastings, Inverness, Nova Scotia. Family History Library Film #1375801. Public archives of Canada Film Number C-13165. District 4. Sub-district A. Division 1. Page Number 16.
BURIAL: Buried South Brook Protestant Cemetery, plot 130d.
Sarah Margaret MURRAY
BIOGRAPHY: Death confirmed from the Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics Online, www.novascotiagenealogy.com Sarah M. Murray, female, 1 year old infant of Port Richmond, she died from a fever. Parents Walter and Deborah Murray. From the Death Register for the year 1870 - Book 1815; Page 37; Number 69
James William MURRAY
BIOGRAPHY: According to Murray Warner, but not yet confirmed - It is believed that James William was lost at sea at the age of 21. It is not known if he was ever married...
Howard Watson MURRAY
BURIAL: Buried in South Brook Protestant Cemetery, plot 130b.
Walter Wesley MURRAY
The 1901 census shows his occupation as a mariner. The 1911 census shows his occupation as a plummer. He was still living at home in 1911. Harvey's brother Walter Wesley, or more fondly remembered by family as Uncle Wes; I have found his date of death in the LDS, U.S. Social Security Death Index - which pretty much coincides with the info in Harvey's obituary...date of death Oct 1966, Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan - don't have a day yet. The family story goes that he was on his roof making repairs, when he fell to his death at age of 84...There appears to be an error in the Death Index as it shows his year of birth as 1883, where his baptismal record and 1901 census clearly state 1882..
Information found by Sara Leonard in Maine - Thank You.
World War I Draft registration Card C- 12 September 1918 Detroit ,
Michigan. Wesley Walter Murray, b. Dec 5, 1883 Canada
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Wesley Walter Murray
Birth Date: 5 Dec 1883 Canada
His occupation was : Steam fitter Drake__? (could not make it our)__Engine Co., Leland School. His height listed as Medium, Build Medium, eyes : blue, Hair Black. Nearest Relative listed as Mrs. W. W. Murray
This appears to be the same Walter Murray I found in the Social Security Death Index as:
Wesley Walter Murray SSN 378-10-4314
Last residence Wayne, Michigan USA
Born: 5 Dec 1883; Died Oct 1966 who got his SSN in Michigan before 1951
Source citation: Number 376-07-2427; Issue State: Michigan; Issue date: before 1951. Source Information: Ancestry.com Social Security Death Index (database on line), Provo UT. USA: The Genarations Network, INc. 2006.
Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death
Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.
Further note from me to Sara...
It sure appears that this is our Wesley, the only item that sticks out is the year of birth, although I'm starting to think that maybe it was Dec 1883, as he was baptized in Jan 1884...I'll have to try and find his birth record at the NS Archives, and confirm it once and for all. Also, his next of kin, I suppose one can assume this is Mrs Walter Wesley...he would have been 35 or so when he enlisted, and can assume he was married? Although, no one in Cape Breton seems to know whether he was married or not? I'll have to talk to Aunt Jeannie again...
Source Civil register - Marriage (Father groom)
Archive location - Drents Archief
General Number of finding aid: 0166.014
Item number: 1908
Type of record: Huwelijksakte
Record number: 79
Registration date: 05-12-1908
Bridegroom: Reinder Reinders
Place of birth: Meppel
Bride Annechien Luten
Place of birth: Ruinen
Father bridegroom: Gerrit Reinders
Mother bridegroom: Geesje Brinkman
Father bride:Kornelis Luten
Mother bride: Jantien Kleis
Additional information bruidegom: 22 jaar.; bruid: 21 jaar.
Captain Harvey Leslie MURRAY
BIRTH: Also shows in the 1901 Canadian Census.
The census of 1901 shows his occupation as a mariner.
The census of 1911 shows him as a Captain. In 1911 he was still living at home.
BURIAL: Buried at South Brook Protestant Cemetery, plot 130f.
OBITUARY: Port Hawkesbury - Funeral service for Captain Harvey L. Murray, was at St. Mark's United Church, with Rev. R Dempsey officiating. Interment was in Brookside cemetery. Capt. Murray died at St. Martha's Hospital, Antigonish.
He was a life resident of Port Hawkesbury, son of the late Walter and Deborah (Embree) Murray.
Surviving are his wife, the former Mildred Dort of West Arichat: three daughters: Isobelle (Mrs. Allister MacInnis), West Bay: Dorothy (Mrs. Cyril Gould), Richmond Hill, Ont.: Jeanne (Mrs. Wilbert Urquhart), Grand Anse: a son Walter, Halifax: a sister, Mrs. Annie Embree, Port Hawkesbury.
The 1881 census shows Walter as living with his son Walter Howard at the age of 81.
DEATH: Date of death could be either the 5th or 6th, gravestone hard to read. The year could also be 1888.
BURIAL: Buried in South Brook Protestant Cemetery, Plot 130a
DEATH: Died off Halifax om December 14, 1859, at the age of 29, he was on the schooner Sarah Elizabeth which was shipwrecked on the rocks of Devil's Island.
DEATH: Died off Halifax December 14, 1859 at the age of 24, he was on the schooner Sarah Elizabeth which was shipwrecked on the rocks of Devil's Island.
DEATH: Died off Halifax 14 December, 1859 at the age of 18, he was on the schooner Sarah Elizabeth which was shipwrecked on the rocks of Devil's Island.
Marriage Notes for William MURRAY and Sarah CROWE-393
Both of Marigomish in the District of Pictou. William Murray took hi oath before Edward Martiner, JP that he was free to marry. Nova Scotia Archives, Marriage Bonds, Microfilm #15927. The occupation of Walter was listed as a Yeoman and Sarah was noted as being a spinster.
Note: It is well known that Walter served in the English army and served in India, apparently there is a wealth of information at the National Archives in London. It is well believed that Walter returned from in India Abt. 1770, and one can assume he spent a number of years there.... If Walter was an office they have the following records available: British Army: Officers' Records 1660-1913. Which could supply information such as date of birth, place of birth, next of kin, etc.... If he was in the regular ranks, you have the Soldiers' discharge papers, 1760-1913 and the Muster rolls and pay lists, c1730-1898. The muster rolls would usually provide his age, place of enlistment and trade. Discharges from the army for the period 1760 to 1913, and are often an excellent source, providing place of birth, age on enlistment, details of appearance and, from 1883 next of kin.
BIOGRAPHY: There is lots of speculation as to Christian's maiden name, some believe it was Sutherland, others think Robertson; myself she could be a Murray. Hopefully we can someday figure this one out?
BIOGRAPHY: Listed on the passenger list of the Hector as a child of under 2, father Walter Murray.