NameSophia McMURRAY
Birth16 Jul 1844, Allen County, Ohio164, p. 111.,251
Death4 Jul 1884, Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, Ohio251 Age: 39
FatherRobert McMURRAY (-<1850)
MotherMary HURST (1818-1896)
Birth8 Feb 1837, Homer, Burlington Township, Licking County, Ohio255,253,30, v. 2, p. 721-722.
Death25 Jan 1909, Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, Ohio1178 Age: 71
Burial27 Jan 1909, Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, Ohio265,17
OccupationBlacksmith, Carriage Maker, U.S. Treasury Dept.
FatherWilliam P. MOREY (1814-1852)
MotherRebecca PATTERSON (1817-1893)
Marriage31 May 1860, Auglaize County, Ohio1711
ChildrenMary "Minnie" (1862-1949)
 Nettie Simpson (1866-1940)
 Jane Elizabeth (Never married) (1869-1968)
 William B. (1871-)
 Charlie (Died as Infant) (~1871-~1871)
 Katherine Linzie (1881-1980)
Notes for Sophia McMURRAY

Biographical Sketch (1917):30, v. 2, p. 721. "Andrew J. and Sophia (McMurray) Morey were born in Ohio, and both families have been long and prominently identified with the state. Andrew J. Morey was born in Licking County, Ohio, February 12, 1837, and died January 25, 1909. His wife was born in Putnam County, Ohio, in 1840 and died July 4, 1878. They were married in Auglaize County."

Biographical Sketch (1923):34, p. 667. "Sophia became the wife of Andrew Jackson Morey, and was the mother of six children, five of whom are living."

1844 Birth:164, p. 111. Birth of Sophia McMurray on Jul. 16, 1844 to Robert and Mary McMurray. Spouse: A. J. Morey.

1850 U.S. Census:1773 Sophia enumerated in the household of her grandfather Robert McMurray Sr. in Washington Township, Auglaize County, Ohio as a female, age 5, born in Ohio.

1860 Marriage:1711 "On the 31st day of May 1860, I solemnized the marriage of Mr. A. J. Morey and Miss Mary S. McMurray. Barton A. Webster, M.G."

1860 U.S. Census:2211 Sophia enumerated in the household of her husband Andrew Jackson Morey (recorded as Jackson Moser) in St. Marys Township, Auglaize County, Ohio as a 16, female, born in Ohio, married within the year. Sophia’s widowed mother Mary McMurray also living in the household.

1870 U.S. Census:796 Sophia enumerated in the household of her husband Andrew J. Morey in Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, Ohio as a female, age 25, white, keeping house, born in Ohio.

1880 U.S. Census:1006 Sophia enumerated in the household of her husband Andrew J. Morey in Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, Ohio as "Mary," a white female, age 35, wife, married, keeping house, born in Ohio, father born in England, mother born in England. Also residing in the household were three daughters (Mary, Netta, Jennie) and one son (William) and Sophia’s mother, Mary McMurray.

1884 Obituary:251 Mrs. Sophia Morey died at her residence in Wapakoneta, Friday morning, July 4, 1884. She was born in Auglaize County, July 16th, 1844 and was consequently at the time of her death, aged thirty nine-years, eleven months, and eighteen days. She was the only daughter of Robert and Mary McMurray, who moved to this county from Dayton, O., in the early part of the year 1844. They remained but a few months here and then moved to Campbell County, Ky., where the family lived until 1859, when they again moved to this county, located at St. Marys, Sophia McMurray being at that time fifteen years of age. In 1861 she was married to Mr. A. J. Morey, who shortly after their marriage enlisted in the Union army. Mrs. Morey continued to reside in St. Marys until Mr. Morey returned from the army after the close of the hostilities, when they moved to Wapakoneta, where they have since resided. Mrs. Morey was the only sister of the late Robert McMurray, formerly Recorder of Auglaize County, and at the time of his death Mayor of Wapakoneta, and W. J. McMurray, the present editor of this paper. She was the mother of six children, five of whom together with her husband survive her. Her eldest child and daughter, Minnie, who after her marriage with Mr. A. M. Getz last summer, moved to Marshall, Texas, returned home the first of May, since which time she devoted herself to the care of her mother. Mrs. Morey was a devoted and faithful wife, a kind and indulgent mother, and an affectionate sister. The funeral services took place at three o'clock Saturday afternoon from the English Lutheran Church, conducted by the Rev. A. E. Wagner, of Springfield, Ohio.

1884 Obituary:290, v. 2, p. 280 (Auglaize County Democrat, 20 July 1884) Sophia Morey, nee McMurray, died July 4, 1884 in Wapakoneta, Ohio. 39y 11m 18d w/o A. J. Morey. Sister to W. J. McMurray. Funeral from English Lutheran Church.
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