Bio: Murray, William T. (1838 - )

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Surnames: Murray, Price, Douglas, Johnson, Spaulding, Cutts, Mason

----Sources: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, Death Records

W. T. MURRAY, hardware and lumber. Black River Falls, Wisconsin, was born in Pennsylvania, Sept. 19, 1838. Came to Jackson County and settled at Black River Falls in 1857. His first work was stage agent for Price & Douglass, on the route from La Crosse to Black River Falls, and in 1859 clerked in the County Treasurer's office under Hugh Douglass, after which he commenced to study law with C. R. Johnson, but soon gave it up and went to work for W. P. Price. On the 1st of January, returned to Johnson's office and took charge of it for him while he was at Madison in the Legislature, and in April, 1861, commenced work for D. J. Spaulding in saw-mill, and continued there until 1879. Had charge of all Mr. Spaulding's business outside of the saw-mill, finally going in partnership with Mr. Spaulding. Has been connected in the hardware business with Mr. R. B. Jones since 1875. Mr. M. was a member of the County Board for two years, and in 1863 was United States Deputy Provost Marshal in Clark County. Was married, October, 1862, to Miss Sarah E. Cutts. She was born in New York, April 7, 1842 ; died Dec. 17, 1879. Are five children living — William Price, Anna, Maggie, Julia and Warren T. Two dead, Theodore and Sarah, both buried in Black River Cemetery.

1870 Federal Census, June 3, Black River Falls, Albion, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 10, by D. F. Mason

Wm T Murray
Occupation: overseer
Estate: $1,000
estimated birth year: 1838
gender: Male
age in 1870: 32y
color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, indian): White
birthplace: Pennsylvania
home in 1870:
Household Members
Wm T Murray M 32y Pennsylvania
Sarah E Murray F 28y Connecticut
Wm P Murray M 6y Wisconsin
Anna Murray F 4y Wisconsin

 

1900 Federal Census, ED 44 Black River Falls city Ward 1-4, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 9

 

William Murray, married male
father's birthplace: Pennsylvania
mother's birthplace: Pennsylvania
years married: 3
estimated marriage year: 1897

Household Members
head William Murray M 62 (Sep 1838 Pennsylvania)
wife Mary Murray F 43 (Apr 1857 Wisconsin)
daughter Margaret Murray F 30 (Dec 1870 Wisconsin)
servant Regina Jacobson F 17 (May 1883 Wisconsin)

 

 


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