NameMary HURST
Death24 Dec 1896, Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, Ohio290, v. 2, p. 302 (Auglaize County Democrat, 29 October 1896, “Personals”) Age: 78
BurialGreenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, Ohio290, v. 2, p. 302 (Auglaize County Democrat, 29 October 1896, “Personals”)
BirthEngland12, p. 303-304.
Deathbef 3 Sep 1850, Newport, Campbell County, Kentucky1773
FatherRobert McMURRAY Sr. (~1794-1871)
MotherSophia HEYWOOD (1789-1877)
ChildrenRobert (1842-1878)
 Sophia (1844-1884)
 William James (1849-1931)
Notes for Mary HURST

Biographical Sketch (1923):34, p. 666. "Mary Hurst was born in Manchester, England, April 2, 1818 and emigrated to the United States with her parents in 1831. The family located in Philadelphia, Pa., where they remained for a few years, and then removed to Newport, Ky., where she was united in marriage to Robert McMurray II. She was a woman of deep religious convictions and one of the sweetest Christian characters ever met. She died on Saturday October 24th, 1896. She was a lady of whom it has been said that she never spoke an unkind word of anyone."

1850 U.S. Census:
1773 Mary enumerated in the household of her father-in-law Robert McMurray Sr. in Washington Township, Auglaize County, Ohio with her three children as follows:
Mary •• 31, female, born in England
Robert •• 8, male, born in Ohio
Sophia •• 5, female, born in Ohio
William •• 1, male, born in Ohio

1860 U.S. Census:2211 Mary McMurray enumerated in the household of her son-in-law Andrew Jackson Morey (recorded as Jackson Moser) in St. Marys Township, Auglaize County, Ohio as a female, age 38, born in England. Son Robert McMurray, age 18, enumerated in the Lorentz Bimel household in St. Marys township as a male, age 18, blacksmith. Son William James McMurray enumerated in the household of his grandfather Robert McMurray Sr. in Duchouquet Township, Auglaize County, Ohio as a male, age 11, born in Kentucky, attended school within the year.

1870 U.S. Census:1008
Auglaize County, Ohio (Wapakoneta Village)
Enumerated July 6, 1870
Mary McMurray •• 45, female, white, keeping house, born in England, mother foreign born
William •• 20, male, white, works in dry goods store, personal property value $300, born in Kentucky, mother foreign born
Listing is preceded by Robert McMurray, Jr. and followed by Andrew J. Morey.

1871 Inheritance from Father-in-Law:1960 In his 1871 will, Robert McMurray Sr., left $50 to Mary, the widow of his son Robert, as well as $200 to each of Mary’s three children, Robert, Sophia, and William.

1880 U.S. Census:1006 Mary McMurray enumerated in household of her son-in-law A. J. Morey as white, female, 55, mother-in-law, widowed, born in England, father born in England, mother born in England.

1896 Obituary:290, v. 2, p. 302 (Auglaize County Democrat, 29 October 1896, "Personals") Mrs. Mary McMurray nee Hurst died Oct. 24, 1896. 78y 6m 22d Born April 2, 1818 in Ashton-Under-Line, Lancastershire, England. Emigrated to this country with parents in 1831 and located in Philadelphia, Pa. After a few years they moved to Newport, Kentucky, where in 1840 she married Robert McMurray, also a native of England. They lived a few years in Newport, also Covington, Ky., and Dayton, Ohio. The deceased was left a widow in 1857 with 3 children, 2 sons and 1 daughter. The family came to Auglaize in 1859, locating first at St. Marys. In 1860 came to Wapakoneta and remained the rest of her life. Leaves 1 child, Wm. J. McFarland [McMurray?]. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, later transferred to First English Lutheran church in Wapakoneta in 1868. Buried Greenlawn Cemetery. Will Morey of Chicago attended funeral of his grandmother, Mrs. McMurray. "Personals."

1896 Tombstone:17, p. 51. Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, Ohio.
McMurray, Mary
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