William Mortimer McMurry

#793, b. 29 August 1861, d. 6 April 1936
FatherWilliam Clark McMurry b. c 1820, d. Aug 1879
MotherHannah Elizabeth Sloan b. c 1832, d. Jul 1897
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of David Kincaid
Descendants of Simpson McMurry
Descendants of George Sloan Sr.
Descendants of Robert Towne
William McMurry, Engineer L&N Railroad

Major Life Events

     William Mortimer McMurry was born on 29 August 1861 at Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 He married Emma Matilda Hawkins, daughter of Benjamin M. Hawkins and Nancy O'Connor, circa 1888.10 William died on 6 April 1936 at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, at age 74.9 He was interred on 8 April 1936 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.9

Children of William and Emma:

Narrative

     William went by the name of Willie.

     William was an engineer on the Pan-American, queen of the Old Reliable passenger trains, for the Louisville & Nashville (L&N) Railroad. The following is a transcription of an article that appeared in the employee's magazine of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad in June 1935. The article was transcribed and provided by Ben Hullan.11

“Putting The Pan-American Over The Ether Waves”

Since it began its daily-except-Sunday broadcast over Radio Station WSM on August 15, 1933, the Pan-American, queen of Old Reliable passenger trains, has thrilled and puzzled many people. Listeners in Cuba, Canada, and in almost every state in the United States, have written many letters expressing their appreciation of this novel broadcast, asking numerous questions and offering various suggestions. Is the broadcast authentic or faked? How fast is the train running? How many cars are in the train? Who are the engineers? How old are the engineers? What type of engine pulls the train? How is the broadcast made? These are some of the things they want to know, and an individual reply has been made to every one of the many hundred letters, answering the questions asked and giving other information of interest.

The broadcast, which goes on the air at 5:08 p.m. each week day, is the real thing and requires about two minutes. The announcer opens with a short announcement that the sounds of the train as it passes the 878 foot tower of WSM 12 miles south of Nashville are about to be broadcast. As he finishes the train is heard approaching, the engine whistle blowing the regulation grade crossing signal of two long blasts, one short, and a final long blast. As the train rushes toward the microphone the sound increases in volume until it seems that the engine is about to come right through your room. The whistle stops, the train passes the microphone and fades into the distance, then the announcer concludes the program with a brief talk about the Old Reliable, its trains and the places they go.

A rather unique and interesting demonstration of the genuineness of the broadcast was provided just a few days ago by a mocking bird perched near the microphone. During the brief pause between the opening talk and the approach of the train listeners could plainly hear the bird singing.

A great deal of preparation was necessary to get this broadcast started, and considerable care must be exercised each day so that it will “click” just right. Many tests were necessary to determine the best location for the “mike.” After this was decided it was necessary to run a wire from the microphone location to the transmitting station near the tower seven-tenths of a mile distant. There the wire was connected with a line to the WSM studio in Nashville. The train signals picked up by the microphone are carried over this line through the control room at the studio and back through the transmitting station to the tower which radiates the sound waves that are caught by your radio.

Inasmuch as the announcements on the program are made from the Nashville studio there arose the problem of timing the opening announcement so that it would end just an instant before the train sounds come in. After much testing this was solved by making a wire connection between an annunciator that was installed in a shanty that had been placed at the microphone location and a point in the track 3,000 feet north. When the front wheels of the engine reach this point the annunciator bell rings in the cabin and the broadcast begins.

Next there arose the question: “Where shall the engineer start and stop whistling?” This called for more testing and the placing of whistling posts. The post marking the spot where the engineer starts whistling is 1200 feet north of the microphone; the post where the whistle ends is just a few feet north of the “mike.”

Each day about four o’clock the radio engineer goes down to the shanty and makes tests to see that everything is O.K. If any trouble has developed there is still time to make repairs. If not, he returns to the transmitter. Fifteen minutes before The Pan-American is due the engineer goes back to the shanty and again tests his apparatus. Then he sits down to await the ringing of the annunciator bell in the shanty which tells him that The Pan-American has arrived at the point 3,000 feet north. He speaks into a telephone on which three men--an operator at the transmitter, another in the control room at the studio, and the announcer also at the studio--are waiting and tells them to start the broadcast. Immediately the controls are manipulated and the announcer starts his opening talk. This is timed so that he will finish just as the train reaches the whistling post 1,200 feet north of the shanty.

About a mile north of the shanty, which is located on the west side of the track opposite WSM’s tower near Brentwood, Tenn., there is a separation of the double track. One line leads to Athens, Ala., via Columbia, Tenn., and the other leads to Athens via Lewisburg, Tenn. Between Brentwood and Athens these are two single track lines and as The Pan-American goes via Lewisburg it crosses over from one track to the other at Brentwood and in doing this is required to slow down to 20 miles per hour. Then it encounters an up-grade and does not begin to regain speed until just before it reaches the spot where the annunciator wire connects with the track 3,000 feet north of the microphone. When it passes the shanty it is running about 45 miles per hour. Later on when it gains full momentum it “highballs” through the scenery at 60 miles an hour, or faster. There are generally six cars in The Pan-American as it passes the microphone. This varies of course according to the ebb and flow of travel, but there are never less than six. These include one diner, one club lounge car, two Pullmans, one day coach and one combination coach and baggage car.

Three engineers are regularly assigned to The Pan-American between Nashville and Birmingham Ala., who take part in the broadcast by sounding the whistle at the proper time. They are Tom Burns, who began railroading on the L. & N. in 1880 and who has been an engineer for 48 years; Jack Hayes, who entered L. & N. service in 1887 and has been pulling throttles for 40 years; and Bill McMurry, who has been a railroader for 53 years and has spent all but seven years of that time as an engineer. All three live in Nashville. Many fans have learned to identify these engineers by the differences in their whistling technique.

When The Pan-American has eight cars or less it is drawn by a K-5, or 4-6-2, type engine. When there are more than eight cars and greater power is needed to maintain the schedule an L-1, 4-8-2, locomotive is used.

The broadcast was originally made at 5:38 p.m., but on February 5 was moved up to 5:08 on account of the shortening of the southbound Pan-American’s schedule which puts it by the shanty 30 minutes earlier.

U. S. Census Records

Census1870William Mortimer McMurry was listed at age 8, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of William Clark McMurry at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1870 enumerated 21 July 1870.12
Census1880Willie Murry was listed as a son at age 18, born in Tennessee, in the household of Anna Murry at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1880 enumerated 3 June 1880.13
Census1900William Mortimer McMurry was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census enumerated 4 June 1900, at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 38, occupation as a railroad man, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Emma Matilda McMurry, Nora Lucile McMurry, Nettie Elizabeth McMurry and Charles Taylor McMurry.4
Census1910William Mortimer McMurry was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census enumerated 22 April 1910, at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 49, occupation as a locomotive engineer, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Emma Matilda McMurry, Nettie Elizabeth McMurry, Charles Taylor McMurry, Eleanor McMurry, Richard Walker Neal and Nora Lucile Neal.5
Census1920William Mortimer McMurry was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census enumerated 7 January 1920, at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 57, occupation as a engineer on a steam railroad, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Emma Matilda McMurry and Eleanor McMurry.6
Census1930In the Census of 1930 enumerated 15 April 1930, Will McMurry was listed as head of household at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 69, occupation as a locomotive engineer for a railroad, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Emma Matilda McMurry.7

Citations

  1. [S379] Letter, Anne Sloan to Paul E. Lawrence, August 9, 1999, charts and reports.
  2. [S878] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, City of Nashville, Tennessee, page 428, line 18, dwelling 318, family 290.
  3. [S877] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Davidson Co. (second part), Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 207A, line 36, dwellilng 8, family 8.
  4. [S1015] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 305A, ED105, line 28, dwelling 41, family 44.
  5. [S1410] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 12A, ED58, line 49, dwelling 249, family 290.
  6. [S1411] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 38B, ED63, line 84, dwelling 45, family 47.
  7. [S959] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Nashville, Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 184A, ED156, line 26, dwelling 247, family 286.
  8. [S4434] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, pagr 20B, ED19-3, line 70.
  9. [S4275] Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955, online ancestry.com, William Mortimer McMurry.
  10. [S1015] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 305A, ED105, line 29, dwelling 41, family 44.
  11. [S1582] "Putting The Pan-American Over The Ether Waves."
  12. [S878] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, City of Nashville, Tennessee, page 428, line 14, dwelling 318, family 290.
  13. [S877] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Davidson Co. (second part), Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 207A, line 35, dwellilng 8, family 8.
  14. [S1015] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 305A, ED105, line 30, dwelling 41, family 44.
  15. [S1015] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 305A, ED105, line 31, dwelling 41, family 44.
  16. [S1015] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 305A, ED105, line 33, dwelling 41, family 44.
  17. [S1410] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 12A, ED58, line 50, dwelling 249, family 290.
  18. [S1410] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 12B, ED58, line 53, dwelling 249, family 290.

Lee Anderson McMurry1

#794, b. 25 January 1865, d. 12 January 1942
FatherWilliam Clark McMurry b. c 1820, d. Aug 1879
MotherHannah Elizabeth Sloan b. c 1832, d. Jul 1897
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of David Kincaid
Descendants of Simpson McMurry
Descendants of George Sloan Sr.
Descendants of Robert Towne

Major Life Events

     Lee Anderson McMurry was born on 25 January 1865 at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 He married Sophie Ella Hawkins circa 1887.11 Lee died on 12 January 1942 at Nashville, Davidson Co., Massachusetts, at age 76.2 He was interred on 13 January 1942 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery at Nashville, Davidson Co., Massachusetts.2

Children of Lee and Sophie:

U. S. Census Records

Census1870Lee Anderson McMurry was listed at age 5, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of William Clark McMurry at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1870 enumerated 21 July 1870.12
Census1880Lee Murry was listed as a son at age 15, born in Tennessee, in the household of Anna Murry at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1880 enumerated 3 June 1880.13
Census1900Lee Anderson McMurry was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census enumerated 22 June 1900, at Ward 15, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 35, occupation as a shipping clerk, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Sophie Ella McMurry, Ben Clark McMurry, Floyd Lee McMurry, E. F. Carroll and Roberta Carroll.6
Census1910Lee Anderson McMurry was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census enumerated 25 April 1910, at Ward 21, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 44, occupation as a shipping clerk for a manufacturing company, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Sophie Ella McMurry, Ben Clark McMurry and Floyd Lee McMurry.7
Census1930In the Census of 1920 enumerated 5 June 1920, Lee Anderson McMurry was listed as head of household at Ward 21, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 53, occupation as a clerk for a manufacturing company, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Sophie Ella McMurry.8
Census1930In the Census of 1930 enumerated 8 April 1930, Lee Anderson McMurry was listed as head of household at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 65, occupation as a clerk for a manufacturing company, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Sophie Ella McMurry.9
Census1940In the Census of 1940 enumerated 9 April 1940, Lee Anderson McMurry was listed as head of household at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. Lee was listed at age 75 and a widower, residing at 207 29th Avenue North, listed in household 130, occupation as a clerk for a manufacturing company, highest grade level completed 5th grade, born in Tennessee.10

Citations

  1. [S4404] Tennessee, Delayed Birth Records, 1869-1909, online Ancestry.com, Ben Clark McMurry.
  2. [S4275] Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955, online ancestry.com, Lee Anderson McMurry.
  3. [S379] Letter, Anne Sloan to Paul E. Lawrence, August 9, 1999, charts and reports.
  4. [S877] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Davidson Co. (second part), Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 207A, line 38, dwellilng 8, family 8.
  5. [S878] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, City of Nashville, Tennessee, page 428, line 19, dwelling 318, family 290.
  6. [S1015] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 16A, ED105, line 3, dwelling 271, family 281.
  7. [S1410] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 11B, ED73, line 97, dwelling 193, family 209.
  8. [S1411] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 4A, ED82, line 47, dwelling 64, family 85.
  9. [S1662] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Nashville, Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 18A, ED67, line 34, dwelling 168, family 182.
  10. [S4548] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 6B, Ed99-142, line 57.
  11. [S1015] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 16A, ED105, line 4, dwelling 271, family 281.
  12. [S878] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, City of Nashville, Tennessee, page 428, line 14, dwelling 318, family 290.
  13. [S877] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Davidson Co. (second part), Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 207A, line 35, dwellilng 8, family 8.
  14. [S1015] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 16A, ED105, line 5, dwelling 271, family 281.
  15. [S1015] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 16A, ED105, line 6, dwelling 271, family 281.

Frank Devillo McMurry1

#795, b. 20 January 1865, d. 28 June 1952
FatherWilliam Clark McMurry b. c 1820, d. Aug 1879
MotherHannah Elizabeth Sloan b. c 1832, d. Jul 1897
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of David Kincaid
Descendants of Simpson McMurry
Descendants of George Sloan Sr.
Descendants of Robert Towne

Major Life Events

     Frank Devillo McMurry was born on 20 January 1865 at Tennessee.2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 He married Olivia B. McWherter on 12 June 1889 at Davidson Co., Tennessee.11 Frank died on 28 June 1952 at Nashville, Davidson Co., Alabama, at age 87.2

Children of Frank and Olivia:

Narrative

     Frank was also known as Frank.

     The 1900 U. S. Census indicated that Frank and Olivia had five children but only two were living in 1900.

U. S. Census Records

Census1870Frank Devillo McMurry was listed at age 5, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of William Clark McMurry at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1870 enumerated 21 July 1870.12
Census1880Frank Murry was listed as a son at age 15, born in Tennessee, in the household of Anna Murry at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1880 enumerated 3 June 1880.13
Census1900Frank Devillo McMurry was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census enumerated 7 June 1900, at Ward 14, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 35, occupation as a railroad laborer, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Olivia B. McMurry, Lorena McMurry and Frank Edward McMurry.6
Census1910Frank Devillo McMurry was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census enumerated 18 April 1910, at Ward 15, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 45, occupation as an engineer for the railroad, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Olivia B. McMurry, Rena McMurry, Frank Edward McMurry, William Clyde McMurry and Grace C. McMurry.7
Census1920Frank Devillo McMurry was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census enumerated 2 January 1920, at Ward 16, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 54, occupation as an engineer for the railroad, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Olivia B. McMurry, William Clyde McMurry and Grace C. McMurry.8
Census1930In the Census of 1930 enumerated 3 April 1930, Frank Devillo McMurry was listed as head of household at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 65, occupation as a locomotive engineer for the railroad, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Olivia B. McMurry.9
Census1940In the Census of 1940 enumerated 4 April 1940, Frank Devillo McMurry was listed as head of household at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. Frank was listed at age 75, residing at 825 Acklen Avenue, listed in household 99, occupation as a locomotive engineer for the railroad, highest grade level completed 8th grade, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Olivia B. McMurry.10

Citations

  1. [S4404] Tennessee, Delayed Birth Records, 1869-1909, online Ancestry.com, Frank Edward McMurry.
  2. [S4356] Tennessee, Death Records 1908-1958, online ancestry.com, Frank D. McMurry.
  3. [S379] Letter, Anne Sloan to Paul E. Lawrence, August 9, 1999, charts and reports.
  4. [S878] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, City of Nashville, Tennessee, page 428, line 20, dwelling 318, family 290.
  5. [S877] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Davidson Co. (second part), Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 207A, line 37, dwellilng 8, family 8.
  6. [S1627] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 12A, ED100, line 47, dwelling 246, family 281.
  7. [S1014] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 4A, ED54, line 21, dwelling 79, family 83.
  8. [S1411] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 1B, ED61, line 81, dwelling 20, family 20.
  9. [S959] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Nashville, Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 2A, ED159, line 35, dwelling 21, family 32.
  10. [S4439] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 5A, ED99-106, line 24.
  11. [S553] Davidson Co., TN Marriage Records: Volume 9, 1888-1889; Microfilm.
  12. [S878] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, City of Nashville, Tennessee, page 428, line 14, dwelling 318, family 290.
  13. [S877] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Davidson Co. (second part), Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 207A, line 35, dwellilng 8, family 8.
  14. [S1627] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 12A, ED100, line 49, dwelling 246, family 281.
  15. [S1627] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 12A, ED100, line 50, dwelling 246, family 281.
  16. [S1014] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 4A, ED54, line 25, dwelling 79, family 83.
  17. [S1014] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 4A, ED54, line 26, dwelling 79, family 83.

Aeolia Belle McMurry1,2

#796, b. 30 March 1868, d. 26 June 1945
FatherWilliam Clark McMurry b. c 1820, d. Aug 1879
MotherHannah Elizabeth Sloan b. c 1832, d. Jul 1897
RelationshipGreat-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of David Kincaid
Descendants of Simpson McMurry
Descendants of George Sloan Sr.
Descendants of Robert Towne
Conflicting evidence states that Aeolia Belle McMurry was born in April 1870 at Tennessee.3

Major Life Events

     Aeolia Belle McMurry was born on 30 March 1868 at Davidson Co., Tennessee.2,4,5,6,7,8 She married Edward Farnsworth Corbitt, son of Ephram Foster Corbitt and Frances Elizabeth Phelps, on 1 August 1888 at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.9 Aeolia died on 26 June 1945 at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, at age 77.2

Children of Aeolia and Edward:

Narrative

     Conflicting evidence states that Aeolia Belle McMurry was born in April 1870 at Tennessee.3

U. S. Census Records

Census1870Aeolia Belle McMurry was listed at age 2, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of William Clark McMurry at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1870 enumerated 21 July 1870.10
Census1880Bell Murry was listed as a daughter at age 12, born in Tennessee, in the household of Anna Murry at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1880 enumerated 3 June 1880.11
Census1900Ola Corbitt was listed as wife at age 30, born in Tennessee, in the household of Edward Farnsworth Corbitt at Ward 14, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1900 enumerated 4 June 1900.12
Census1920Aeolia Belle Corbitt was listed as wife at age 51, born in Tennessee, in the household of Edward Farnsworth Corbitt at Ward 14, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1920 enumerated 8 January 1920.13
Census1930Ora Corbitt was listed as wife at age 62, born in Tennessee, in the household of Edward Farnsworth Corbitt at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1930 enumerated 7 April 1930.14
Census1940Ora Corbitt was listed as mother-in-law and a widow at age 72, higherst grade level completed 7th grade, born in Tennessee, in the household of Charles H. Lowe at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1940 enumerated 8 April 1940.15

Citations

  1. [S826] Dick Hulan, "Harper/Hulan/Mullins/Nokes e-mail from Dick Hulan," e-mail to Paul E. Lawrence.
  2. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, CORBITTOWENS (Edward Farnsworth Corbitt - Aeolia Belle McMurray Family Group Sheet).
  3. [S1627] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 3A, ED101, line 8, dwelling 42, family 46.
  4. [S878] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, City of Nashville, Tennessee, page 428, line 20, dwelling 318, family 290.
  5. [S877] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Davidson Co. (second part), Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 207A, line 39, dwellilng 8, family 8.
  6. [S1016] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 6B, ED53, line 57, dwelling 118, family 119.
  7. [S959] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Nashville, Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 8A, ED44, line 10, dwelling 132, family 147.
  8. [S4439] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 8B, ED99-118, line 52.
  9. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, George Hamilton, 1722-1796 (Edward Farnsworth Corbitt - Aeolea Bell McMurray Family Group Sheet).
  10. [S878] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, City of Nashville, Tennessee, page 428, line 14, dwelling 318, family 290.
  11. [S877] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Davidson Co. (second part), Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 207A, line 35, dwellilng 8, family 8.
  12. [S1627] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 3A, ED101, line 7, dwelling 42, family 46.
  13. [S1016] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 6B, ED53, line 56, dwelling 118, family 119.
  14. [S959] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Nashville, Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 8A, ED44, line 9, dwelling 132, family 147.
  15. [S4439] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 8B, ED99-118, line 48.
  16. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Ray Family Tree (Edward Farnsworth Corbitt - Aeolia Belle McMurray Family Group Sheet).
  17. [S1627] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 3A, ED101, line 10, dwelling 42, family 46.