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Catherine Ross Murray
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Birth: Dec. 29, 1832
Death: Apr. 21, 1916
Pierce County
Washington, USA

Mrs. Catherine Murray, age 84, widow of Henry Murray, pioneer of Pierce county, who came here in 1850 from California, where he was a "forty-niner," died last night at the old homestead on Muck creek near Roy. Mrs. Murray, though in feeble health for some time, was up and about the house yesterday and was talking with a member of the family in the evening when she was stricken with a heart attack.

The funeral will be from the home at 1 Monday afternoon, Rev. Reed of Roy officiating, and will be followed by a short service at the Masonic cemetery near Steilacoom at 3. The funeral will be under the direction of George W. Piper.

Mrs. Murray was the daughter of Sir Charles Ross of Victoria and married Henry A. Murray there in January, 1851. Her husband died about seven years ago. Mrs. Murray was prominent in the early activities of women pioneers of Pierce county and was noted for her generous hospitality and kindness to her neighbors and especially to the newly arriving immigrants. The surviving sons are Edward E. Murray, Nelson Murray, John L. Murray and George F. Murray; three daughters, Mrs. Agnes Hawk, living near the old homestead; Mrs. W.A. Taylor, Day Island; Mrs. W.A. Smith, Fox Island, and 25 grandchildren. The pallbearers will be the adult grandsons. 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Ross (____ - 1844)
  Isabella Mainville Ross (1808 - 1885)
 
 Spouse:
  Henry Murray (1822 - 1908)
 
 Children:
  Robert Murray (1851 - 1906)*
  Agnes Murray Hawk (1853 - 1929)*
  Walter Murray (1858 - 1891)*
  Edwin Edward Murray (1860 - 1933)*
  Nelson Murray (1861 - 1942)*
  Anne I Murray (1863 - 1888)*
  John L. Murray (1865 - 1947)*
  George Francis Murray (1867 - 1954)*
  Mary Jane Murray Fell (1870 - 1966)*
  Herbert Ross Murray (1872 - 1924)*
  Clara Pansy Murray Taylor (1877 - 1926)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Ross (1823 - 1863)*
  Walter Ross (1827 - 1855)*
  Elizabeth Ross Wren (1829 - 1859)*
  Charles H. Ross (1831 - 1905)*
  Catherine Ross Murray (1832 - 1916)
  Alexander Ross (1836 - 1876)*
  Frances Ross (1837 - ____)*
  Mary Amelia Ross Hess (1840 - 1882)*
  Flora Amelia Ross (1842 - 1897)*
  William Ross (1844 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Steilacoom Masonic Cemetery
Lakewood (Pierce County)
Pierce County
Washington, USA
Plot: NE 152
 
Maintained by: Richard Brammer
Originally Created by: Washington State Cemeter...
Record added: Jul 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39052693
Catherine <i>Ross</i> Murray
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Catherine <i>Ross</i> Murray
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Catherine <i>Ross</i> Murray
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- Jeannie
 Added: Apr. 19, 2014
At Rossville in 1851 on this date you married Henry Murray
- Jeannie
 Added: Jan. 21, 2014

- Jeannie
 Added: Nov. 23, 2013
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