Alfred Everitt Murray

M, b. 29 April 1832, d. 9 April 1909
Father*Alfred Thurtell b. 3 Sep 1798, d. 25 Apr 1875
Mother*Mary Everitt
Life EventDateDescription
Birth29 April 1832Alfred Everitt Murray was born on 29 April 1832 at London, England.
He was the son of Alfred Thurtell and Mary Everitt.
Marriage2 January 1855Alfred Everitt Murray married Ann Christina Pears on 2 January 1855 at Parsonage, East Somerset, South Africa.
Death9 April 1909Alfred Everitt Murray died on 9 April 1909 at age 76.
  • Alfred Everitt Murray His name is shown as Alfred Thurtell, and his wife's name as Annie Pears, in the family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done about 1968 by Susan Persia Thurtell. All ten oftheir children are listed in that record, along with some of theirgrandchildren, however. Information received from Peter Murray in 1997 shows that Alfred Everitt Murray, the second son of Alfred and Mary (Everitt) Murray, was bornApril 29, 1832, and christened June 3, 1832, at the Scotch Church, SaintPancras, Regents Square, in London. He became a Government Land Surveyorin Cape Colony, South Africa. He and his wife lived at Briedbach, on theYellowwoods River outside King Williamstown, and later in East London.He died April 9, 1909, and he and his wife are both buried at East London. Additional information was received about the family completed by MaudeMoorshead in 1975. She showed that Ann Christina Pears married Alfred Everitt Murray, a Land Surveyor. They had 10 children, the youngest ofwhom, Jessie Ashcraft Murray, was the mother of Maude Moorshead. In themiddle 1870's Ann and Alfred Murray settled in East London, South Africa.

Children of Alfred Everitt Murray and Ann Christina Pears

George Everitt Murray

M, b. 29 November 1830, d. 5 August 1901
Father*Alfred Thurtell b. 3 Sep 1798, d. 25 Apr 1875
Mother*Mary Everitt
Life EventDateDescription
Birth29 November 1830George Everitt Murray was born on 29 November 1830 at London, England.
He was the son of Alfred Thurtell and Mary Everitt.
Death5 August 1901George Everitt Murray died on 5 August 1901 at Graaff Reinet, Karoo, South Africa, at age 70.
  • Reference: 434.
  • George Everitt Murray The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 show him asGeorge Thurtell but list his wife, daughter, and granddaughter. Information received from Peter Murray in 1997 shows that George, theeldest son of Alfred and Mary (Everitt) Murray, was born in London onNovember 29, 1830, and christened December 25, 1830, at the ScotchChurch, Saint Pancres, Regent Square, London. He became a farmer in theGraaff Reinet district in the Karoo, and was an authority on, and breederof, Angora Goats. A later newspaper clipping described him as 'a mightybig game hunter.' He moved about a lot, farming in various districts,and was appointed Field Cornet, Rheunosterberg, Hopetown in 1869. Thelast farm he and his wife Jenny occupied was at Perrieshoogte, from whichthey moved to Graaff Reinet in 1898. He died August 5, 1901; and both heand his wife are buried at Graaff Reinet.

Child of George Everitt Murray

Walter Everitt Murray

M, b. 10 December 1837, d. 9 May 1924
Father*Alfred Thurtell b. 3 Sep 1798, d. 25 Apr 1875
Mother*Mary Everitt
Life EventDateDescription
Birth10 December 1837Walter Everitt Murray was born on 10 December 1837 at Salem, Alburney District, Cape Province, South Africa.
He was the son of Alfred Thurtell and Mary Everitt.
Marriage1 August 1859Walter Everitt Murray married an unknown person on 1 August 1859 at 'Bloemhof', Graaff-Reinet, Cape Province, South Africa.
Death9 May 1924He died on 9 May 1924 at 'Roode Bloem, ' Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa, at age 86.
  • Reference: 435.
  • Walter Everitt Murray According to information received in 1997 from Peter Murray, Walter, theyoungest son of Alfred and Mary (Everitt) Murray, was born December 10,1837, at Salem in the Alburney district, Cape Province, South Africa, andwas the first baby baptised in St. John's Church, Bathurst. At age 18 hebegan farming in the Graaff Reinet district, Cape Colony,and after manymoves acquired the farms Hoeksfontein in 1865 and Roode Bloem in 1873,settling on the latter farm in 1875. He raised sheep and also pioneeredthe introduction of irrigation techniques and ostrich farming in theGraaff Reinet district. He raised and commanded a mounted volunteercorps, the Voor Sneeuberg Rangers, in the Gaika Galeka War in 1878. Hetook an active interest in the elimination of scab (a disease of sheep)and obtained an appointment as scab inspector for the government. Heinvented and promoted the circular dip tank still in use today fortreatment of scab and became an agent for Cooper's Dip. He was also veryactive in the Zwart Ruggens Farmers Association. Known as Oupa to hislarge family, he died May 9, 1924, aged 86 having been an invalid for thelast 10 years. He married on August 1, 1859, Anna Elizabeth Southey (born December 20,1836, died October 15, 1914), eldest child of George and Eleanor(Rubidge) Southey of Bloemhof farm, Graaff Reinet district. Walter and Anna Murray had 11 children, and the family they founded werewell known in the Cape Colony as the Roode Bloem Murrays to distinguishthem from the unrelated but equally numerous family of the Rev'd AndrewMurray in Graaff Reinet.

Children of Walter Everitt Murray

Jane Henrietta Murray

F, b. 1842, d. 1926
Father*Alfred Thurtell b. 3 Sep 1798, d. 25 Apr 1875
Mother*Mary Everitt
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJane Henrietta Murray was also known as Borcherds.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1842Jane Henrietta Murray was born in 1842.
She was the daughter of Alfred Thurtell and Mary Everitt.
Marriagecirca 1862Jane Henrietta Murray married an unknown person circa 1862.
Death1926She died in 1926.
  • Reference: 436.
  • Jane Henrietta Murray Information received from Peter Murray in 1997 shows that Jane Henrietta,'Jinny,' Murray Borcherds lived in Worcester, Cape Province, SouthAfrica, after the death of her husband.

Children of Jane Henrietta Murray

Walter Meent Borcherds

M, b. 28 August 1866, d. 1955
Mother*Jane Henrietta Murray b. 1842, d. 1926
Life EventDateDescription
Birth28 August 1866Walter Meent Borcherds was born on 28 August 1866.
He was the son of Jane Henrietta Murray.
Marriage28 August 1894Walter Meent Borcherds married an unknown person on 28 August 1894.
Death1955He died in 1955.
  • Reference: 438.
  • Walter Meent Borcherds The History of the Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about1968 shows Walter married, but no further information was known.Information received from Peter Murray in 1997 lists the wife, children,and grandchildren of Dr. Walter Meent Borcherds.

Children of Walter Meent Borcherds

Mary Jeannette Borcherds

F, b. 30 September 1867
Mother*Jane Henrietta Murray b. 1842, d. 1926
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMary Jeannette Borcherds was also known as Hugo.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth30 September 1867Mary Jeannette Borcherds was born on 30 September 1867.
She was the daughter of Jane Henrietta Murray.
Marriage1893Mary Jeannette Borcherds married an unknown person in 1893.
  • Reference: 439.
  • Mary Jeannette Borcherds The History of the Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about1968 shows Mary married Hugo and had two children. Information receivedfrom Peter Murray in 1997 lists her husband's full name, their children,and their grandchildren.

Children of Mary Jeannette Borcherds

Louisa Mary Murray

F, b. 27 January 1856, d. 7 February 1950
Father*Alfred Everitt Murray b. 29 Apr 1832, d. 9 Apr 1909
Mother*Ann Christina Pears
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLouisa Mary Murray was also known as Tatham.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth27 January 1856Louisa Mary Murray was born on 27 January 1856.
She was the daughter of Alfred Everitt Murray and Ann Christina Pears.
Marriage7 June 1882Louisa Mary Murray married an unknown person on 7 June 1882.
Death7 February 1950She died on 7 February 1950 at Durban at age 94.
  • Reference: 442.
  • Louisa Mary Murray The History of the Thurtell family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about1968 shows Louisa Thurtell married Tatham and had four or five children.Information received from Peter Murray in 1997 shows her name was LouisaMary Murray and that she married Augustus Gould Turner Tatham. It alsoprovides information about her six children and their children.

Children of Louisa Mary Murray

Mary Agnes Murray

F, b. 2 March 1858, d. 31 December 1936
Father*Alfred Everitt Murray b. 29 Apr 1832, d. 9 Apr 1909
Mother*Ann Christina Pears
Life EventDateDescription
Birth2 March 1858Mary Agnes Murray was born on 2 March 1858.
She was the daughter of Alfred Everitt Murray and Ann Christina Pears.
Death31 December 1936Mary Agnes Murray died on 31 December 1936 at age 78.
  • Reference: 443.
  • Mary Agnes Murray The History of the Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about1968 shows Mary Thurtell was unmarried. Information received from PeterMurray in 1997 shows that her name was Mary Agnes Murray and confirmsthat she never married.

Alfred Pears Murray

M, b. 13 March 1860, d. 15 December 1913
Father*Alfred Everitt Murray b. 29 Apr 1832, d. 9 Apr 1909
Mother*Ann Christina Pears
Life EventDateDescription
Birth13 March 1860Alfred Pears Murray was born on 13 March 1860.
He was the son of Alfred Everitt Murray and Ann Christina Pears.
Death15 December 1913Alfred Pears Murray died on 15 December 1913 at age 53.
  • Reference: 444.
  • Alfred Pears Murray The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 lists him as AlfredE. Thurtell and shows he married Mabel Robert and had two children, Jackand Martin. Information received from Peter Murray in 1997 shows that Alfred, theeldest son of Alfred and Ann (Pears) Murray, was born March 13, 1860, anddied December 15, 1913. He was Collector of Customs, and later Head ofthe Department of Customs and Excise in East London. He married MabelCordelia Roberts, who was born June 14, 1869, and died September 9,1946. They had three children.

Children of Alfred Pears Murray

Annie Christina Murray

F, b. 13 March 1862, d. 4 March 1949
Father*Alfred Everitt Murray b. 29 Apr 1832, d. 9 Apr 1909
Mother*Ann Christina Pears
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAnnie Christina Murray was also known as Jarvis.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth13 March 1862Annie Christina Murray was born on 13 March 1862.
She was the daughter of Alfred Everitt Murray and Ann Christina Pears.
Marriage29 August 1883Annie Christina Murray married an unknown person on 29 August 1883.
Death4 March 1949She died on 4 March 1949 at age 86.
  • Reference: 445.
  • Annie Christina Murray The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 shows AnnieThurtell married Jarvis and had eight or ten children. Informationreceived from Peter Murray in 1997 shows her name was Annie ChristinaMurray and provided the information about her, her husband, and theirdescendants. As of 1973 all ten of her children were deceased except forFrederic Joly Jarvis.

Children of Annie Christina Murray

Henrietta Emily Murray

F, b. 28 February 1864, d. 12 October 1952
Father*Alfred Everitt Murray b. 29 Apr 1832, d. 9 Apr 1909
Mother*Ann Christina Pears
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationHenrietta Emily Murray was also known as Lance.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth28 February 1864Henrietta Emily Murray was born on 28 February 1864.
She was the daughter of Alfred Everitt Murray and Ann Christina Pears.
Marriage1894Henrietta Emily Murray married an unknown person in 1894.
Death12 October 1952She died on 12 October 1952 at age 88.
  • Reference: 446.
  • Henrietta Emily Murray The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 showHenrietta Thurtell married Fuller Lance, and that they had a child namedThomas. Information received from Peter Murray in 1997 shows that Henrietta EmilyMurray, 'Etta,' married William Fuller Lance and provides the additionalinformation about this family.

Child of Henrietta Emily Murray

John Pears Murray

M, b. 18 March 1866, d. 20 April 1947
Father*Alfred Everitt Murray b. 29 Apr 1832, d. 9 Apr 1909
Mother*Ann Christina Pears
Life EventDateDescription
Birth18 March 1866John Pears Murray was born on 18 March 1866 at Kingwilliamstown, Cape Province, South Africa.
He was the son of Alfred Everitt Murray and Ann Christina Pears.
Marriage1900John Pears Murray married an unknown person in 1900.
Death20 April 1947He died on 20 April 1947 at East London, Cape Province, South Africa, at age 81.
  • Reference: 447.
  • John Pears Murray The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History of the Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 shows JohnPears Thurtell was unmarried. Information received from Peter Murray in 1997 shows John Pears Murray, C.B.E., became Deputy Resident Commissioner of Basutoland and lived at 40 Princess Alice Drive, Nahoon, East London. He married Florence Harriet Trollip in 1900, and they had four children. Information received from Russell Clayton in 2001 showed that John Pears Murray was probably born in Kingwilliamstown.
  • On 3 June 1925 at England he became C.B.E. (to become Commanders of the Civil Division of the said Most Excellent Order).

Children of John Pears Murray

Walter Pears Murray

M, b. 8 February 1868, d. 17 August 1952
Father*Alfred Everitt Murray b. 29 Apr 1832, d. 9 Apr 1909
Mother*Ann Christina Pears
Life EventDateDescription
Birth8 February 1868Walter Pears Murray was born on 8 February 1868.
He was the son of Alfred Everitt Murray and Ann Christina Pears.
Marriage15 January 1896Walter Pears Murray married an unknown person on 15 January 1896 at Queenstown.
Death17 August 1952He died on 17 August 1952 at Johannesburg, South Africa, at age 84.
  • Reference: 448.
  • Walter Pears Murray The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 shows WalterE. Thurtell married Beswick and had one child. According to information received from Peter Murray in 1997, his name wasWalter Pears Murray, and he was Surveyor General of the Transvaal. Theaddress for him and his wife, Jane Elizabeth Beswick, who was fromQueenstown, was c/o Barclay's Bank, Pretoria. They had five children.

Children of Walter Pears Murray

Herbert Howard Murray

M, b. 22 May 1871, d. 15 April 1953
Father*Alfred Everitt Murray b. 29 Apr 1832, d. 9 Apr 1909
Mother*Ann Christina Pears
Life EventDateDescription
Birth22 May 1871Herbert Howard Murray was born on 22 May 1871.
He was the son of Alfred Everitt Murray and Ann Christina Pears.
Marriage9 December 1897Herbert Howard Murray married Ada Georgina Murray, daughter of George Everitt Murray, on 9 December 1897.
Death15 April 1953Herbert Howard Murray died on 15 April 1953 at age 81.
  • Reference: 449.

Children of Herbert Howard Murray and Ada Georgina Murray

Norah May Murray

F, b. 20 July 1873
Father*Alfred Everitt Murray b. 29 Apr 1832, d. 9 Apr 1909
Mother*Ann Christina Pears
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationNorah May Murray was also known as Read.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth20 July 1873Norah May Murray was born on 20 July 1873.
She was the daughter of Alfred Everitt Murray and Ann Christina Pears.
Marriage25 June 1903Norah May Murray married an unknown person on 25 June 1903.
  • Reference: 450.
  • Norah May Murray The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 shows Norahwas unmarried. According to information received from Peter Murray in1997, Norah May Murray married James Read, a farmer, on June 25, 1903.Their address was Vlakfontein, Balfour, Transvaal.

Children of Norah May Murray

Jessie Ashcroft Murray

F, b. 4 February 1877
Father*Alfred Everitt Murray b. 29 Apr 1832, d. 9 Apr 1909
Mother*Ann Christina Pears
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJessie Ashcroft Murray was also known as Moorshead.
Life EventDateDescription
BaptismJessie Ashcroft Murray was baptized at Presbyterian Church, West Bank, East London, South Africa.
Birth4 February 1877She was born on 4 February 1877 at South Africa.
She was the daughter of Alfred Everitt Murray and Ann Christina Pears.
Marriage9 November 1908Jessie Ashcroft Murray married Percival Moorshead on 9 November 1908.
  • Reference: 451.
  • Jessie Ashcroft Murray The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History of the Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 shows Jessie was unmarried. According to information received from Peter Murray in1997, she married Percival Moorshead, 'Percy,' on November 9, 1908. Information completed by her daughter, Maude Moorshead, in 1975 showed that Jessie Ashcraft Murray was born in 1877 and was the first baby christened in the Presbyterian Church on the West Bank, East London, South Africa. She was guest of honor at their 75th anniversary. Their ten children all attended the Golden Wedding of Ann Christina and Alfred Everitt Murray in 1905.

Children of Jessie Ashcroft Murray and Percival Moorshead

Edmund Murray Tatham

M, b. 2 August 1883
Mother*Louisa Mary Murray b. 27 Jan 1856, d. 7 Feb 1950
Life EventDateDescription
Birth2 August 1883Edmund Murray Tatham was born on 2 August 1883.
He was the son of Louisa Mary Murray.
Marriage10 October 1912Edmund Murray Tatham married an unknown person on 10 October 1912.
  • Reference: 452.

Joan Annie Murray

F, b. 31 October 1898, d. 14 June 1901
Father*Herbert Howard Murray b. 22 May 1871, d. 15 Apr 1953
Mother*Ada Georgina Murray b. 20 Mar 1862, d. 14 Oct 1949
Life EventDateDescription
Birth31 October 1898Joan Annie Murray was born on 31 October 1898.
She was the daughter of Herbert Howard Murray and Ada Georgina Murray.
Death14 June 1901Joan Annie Murray died on 14 June 1901 at age 2.
  • Reference: 453.
  • Joan Annie Murray The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell show Joan Anne Thurtellas the only child of Herbert and Ada Thurtell. According to informationreceived from Peter Murray in 1997, her name was Joan Annie Murray, andshe died June 14, 1901, at age 2 and a half and is buried in Graaf Reinetin the same grave as her grandparents.

Thomas Fuller Lance

M, b. 29 January 1895, d. 1961
Mother*Henrietta Emily Murray b. 28 Feb 1864, d. 12 Oct 1952
Life EventDateDescription
Birth29 January 1895Thomas Fuller Lance was born on 29 January 1895.
He was the son of Henrietta Emily Murray.
Marriage1924Thomas Fuller Lance married an unknown person in 1924.
Death1961He died in 1961.
  • Reference: 455.
  • Thomas Fuller Lance According to information received from Peter Murray in 1997, ThomasFuller Lance was a farmer.

Alfred John Murray

M, b. 29 January 1894, d. 4 February 1972
Father*Alfred Pears Murray b. 13 Mar 1860, d. 15 Dec 1913
Life EventDateDescription
Birth29 January 1894Alfred John Murray was born on 29 January 1894.
He was the son of Alfred Pears Murray.
Death4 February 1972Alfred John Murray died on 4 February 1972 at age 78.
  • Reference: 458.
  • Alfred John Murray Information received from Peter Murray in 1997 shows that Alfred JohnMurray, 'Jack,' was a collector of customs in Pretoria, Port Elizabeth,and all other ports in the Cape at different times. For five years, from1941, he was in New York as official representative of the South AfricanCustoms Department. After retirement he lived at Cannonville,Colchester, on the Sundays River. He was born January 29, 1894, and diedFebruary 4, 1972, and was long the senior member, or 'Head' of our entireMurray family. He never married.

Martin Murray

M, b. 1896, d. 1916
Father*Alfred Pears Murray b. 13 Mar 1860, d. 15 Dec 1913
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1896Martin Murray was born in 1896.
He was the son of Alfred Pears Murray.
Death1916Martin Murray died in 1916 at France.
  • Reference: 459.
  • Martin Murray Information received from Peter Murray in 1997 shows that Martin Murraywas killed in action in France in 1916.

Ada Georgina Murray

F, b. 20 March 1862, d. 14 October 1949
Father*George Everitt Murray b. 29 Nov 1830, d. 5 Aug 1901
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAda Georgina Murray was also known as Von Moltke.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth20 March 1862Ada Georgina Murray was born on 20 March 1862.
She was the daughter of George Everitt Murray.
Marriage1887Ada Georgina Murray married an unknown person in 1887 at Dutch Reformed Church, Aberdeen, Cape Province, South Africa.
Marriage9 December 1897She married Herbert Howard Murray, son of Alfred Everitt Murray and Ann Christina Pears, on 9 December 1897.
Death14 October 1949Ada Georgina Murray died on 14 October 1949 at age 87.
  • Reference: 463.
  • Ada Georgina Murray According to the History of the Thurtell Family done by Susan PersiaThurtell about 1968, Ada Thurtell married (1) Tom Moltke and (2) HerbertMurray and had one child by her first marriage, Mary. The information isall from the large family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 thatgoes all the way back to James Thurtell, who died January 19, 1801, atage 63. Information received from Peter Murray in 1997 shows that Ada's name wasactually Ada Georgina Murray, since her grandfather had changed thefamily name to Murray. His information shows that Ada Georgina Murray,the only child of George and Harriet (Southey) Murray, was born March 20,1862, and died October 14, 1949. She married for the first time in theDutch Reformed Church at Aberdeen, Cape Province, in 1887, RudolphLeopold von Moltke, who died in 1890 (or 1895?). She married for thesecond time on December 9, 1897, her first cousin Herbert Howard Murray,(born May 22, 1871, and died May 14, 1953), A.M.I. who was a consultingmechanical engineer in East London. Herbert was the youngest son ofAlfred and Ann (Pears) Murray. Rudolph and Ada (Murray) von Moltke had one child, and Herbert and Ada(Murray) Murray had three children. Ada and Herbert collected theinformation and compiled the enormous Thurtell and Everitt Pedigreeswhich sparked the interest of later members of the family in the familyhistory. As a gardener, Ada was author of a well known book, 'CarnationGrowing in South Africa.'

Child of Ada Georgina Murray

Children of Ada Georgina Murray and Herbert Howard Murray

Mary Everitt Von Moltke

F, b. circa 3 April 1888, d. 1971
Mother*Ada Georgina Murray b. 20 Mar 1862, d. 14 Oct 1949
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMary Everitt Von Moltke was also known as Hallsworth.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 3 April 1888Mary Everitt Von Moltke was born circa 3 April 1888 at Uitenhage District, South Africa.
She was the daughter of Ada Georgina Murray.
Marriage10 April 1923Mary Everitt Von Moltke married an unknown person on 10 April 1923.
Death1971She died in 1971.
  • Reference: 465.
  • Mary Everitt Von Moltke Her name is shown as Mary Moltke in the family tree done by HarrietThurtell about 1900 and in the History of the Thurtell Family done about1968 by Susan Persia Thurtell. Information received from Peter Murray in1997 shows that her name was Mary Everitt von Moltke and that she wasborn on a farm in the Uitenhage district April 3 (or 2?), 1888. Shechanged her name to Murray. Mary and Arthur Hallsworth had no children.

Alfred Heathcote Tatham

M, b. 19 October 1884, d. 1943
Mother*Louisa Mary Murray b. 27 Jan 1856, d. 7 Feb 1950
Life EventDateDescription
Birth19 October 1884Alfred Heathcote Tatham was born on 19 October 1884.
He was the son of Louisa Mary Murray.
Marriage14 September 1911Alfred Heathcote Tatham married an unknown person on 14 September 1911.
Death1943He died in 1943.
  • Reference: 467.

George Alfred Everitt Murray

M, b. 18 March 1862, d. 5 July 1941
Father*Walter Everitt Murray b. 10 Dec 1837, d. 9 May 1924
Life EventDateDescription
Birth18 March 1862George Alfred Everitt Murray was born on 18 March 1862.
He was the son of Walter Everitt Murray.
Marriage8 October 1889George Alfred Everitt Murray married an unknown person on 8 October 1889 at Graaff Reinet, Karoo, South Africa.
Death5 July 1941He died on 5 July 1941 at Johannesburg, South Africa, at age 79.
  • Reference: 468.
  • George Alfred Everitt Murray The History of the Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about1968 and the big family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 showGeorge Alfred E. Thurtell married Kathleen Dunne and lists their threeoldest children. The rest of the information about him and hisdescendants was received from Peter Murray in 1997. It shows that Dr. George Alfred Everitt Murray, M.B., F.R.C.S., eldestson of Walter and Annie Murray of Roode Bloem, was born March 18, 1862,and died in Johannesburg, South Africa, on July 5, 1941. He obtained hismedical training with distinction at St. Bartholomew's Hospital inLondon, and returned to South Africa to become a surgeon in Johannesburg,the first doctor in that pioneer town. He was a founder of JohannesburgGeneral Hospital and Chief of Surgery there. During the Boer War he andhis wife Kathleen went to England on the hospital ship 'Norman' in 1900and were both invested by Queen Victoria with the Order of St. John ofJerusalem in recognition of their organization of hospital servicesduring a critical period of the conflict. Later he became the firstpresident of the South African Medical Association. He was married inGraaff Reinet, South Africa, October 8, 1889, to Kathleen Elizabeth MaryDunne, 'Kit.' George and Kathleen (Dunne) Murray had 4 children, allsons.

Children of George Alfred Everitt Murray

Walter Everitt Murray

M, b. 22 January 1865, d. 6 June 1936
Father*Walter Everitt Murray b. 10 Dec 1837, d. 9 May 1924
Life EventDateDescription
Birth22 January 1865Walter Everitt Murray was born on 22 January 1865.
He was the son of Walter Everitt Murray.
Marriage18 October 1918Walter Everitt Murray married an unknown person on 18 October 1918.
Death6 June 1936He died on 6 June 1936 at age 71.
  • Reference: 469.
  • Walter Everitt Murray Walter E. Thurtell is shown as unmarried in the big family tree done byHarriet Thurtell about 1900. According to information received fromPeter Murray in 1997, Walter Everitt Murray, 'Wallie,' born January 22,1865, died June 6, 1936. He was a farmer and changed farms constantly,first in Graaff Reinet district, then Middleburg, two or three in theOrange Free State, and finally in the Queenstown district. He was verytall, 6'4' and weighed 250 pounds, while his wife Reda was 4'10' andweighed 95 pounds! He married October 18, 1918, Gundreda Mary Warren,'Reda,' born November 4, 1884. They had three children.

Child of Walter Everitt Murray

Edith Mary Murray

F, b. 28 September 1863, d. 14 September 1923
Father*Walter Everitt Murray b. 10 Dec 1837, d. 9 May 1924
Life EventDateDescription
Birth28 September 1863Edith Mary Murray was born on 28 September 1863.
She was the daughter of Walter Everitt Murray.
Death14 September 1923Edith Mary Murray died on 14 September 1923 at age 59.
  • Reference: 470.
  • Edith Mary Murray Edith Mary Thurtell is shown as unmarried in the big family tree done byHarriet Thurtell about 1900. According to information received fromPeter Murray in 1997, Edith Mary Murray from early years showed signs ofgreat intelligence, and although she received only home education, grewto be a well read and clever woman. She was largely responsible for theeducation of her younger brothers and sisters. She was unmarried.

Harriet Eleanor Murray

F, b. 18 October 1866, d. August 1942
Father*Walter Everitt Murray b. 10 Dec 1837, d. 9 May 1924
Life EventDateDescription
Birth18 October 1866Harriet Eleanor Murray was born on 18 October 1866.
She was the daughter of Walter Everitt Murray.
DeathAugust 1942Harriet Eleanor Murray died in August 1942 at age 75.
  • Reference: 471.
  • Harriet Eleanor Murray According to the big family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 andthe History of the Thurtell family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about1968, Harriet Thurtell was unmarried. According to information receivedfrom Peter Murray in 1997, Harriet Eleanor Murray, 'Hattie,' who was bornOctober 18, 1866, and died in August 1942, was quiet, gentle, andartistic. She arranged the flowers, trimmed the hats etc., and wasperhaps a little dominated by her more forceful sisters. She wasunmarried.

Arthur Everitt Murray

M, b. 19 June 1869, d. 3 March 1939
Father*Walter Everitt Murray b. 10 Dec 1837, d. 9 May 1924
Life EventDateDescription
Birth19 June 1869Arthur Everitt Murray was born on 19 June 1869.
He was the son of Walter Everitt Murray.
MarriageJanuary 1895Arthur Everitt Murray married an unknown person in January 1895.
Marriage7 July 1904He married an unknown person on 7 July 1904.
Death3 March 1939He died on 3 March 1939 at age 69.
  • Reference: 472.
  • Arthur Everitt Murray According to information received from Peter Murray in 1997, ArthurEveritt Murray was a farmer (sheep and cattle) of Bloemhof farm, GraaffReinert district, South Africa. He had three children with his firstwife, Eleanor Rubidge Steabler and five more children with his secondwife, Ethel Marion Luscombe.

Children of Arthur Everitt Murray

Thomas Everitt Murray

M, b. 14 October 1870, d. 22 May 1941
Father*Walter Everitt Murray b. 10 Dec 1837, d. 9 May 1924
Life EventDateDescription
Birth14 October 1870Thomas Everitt Murray was born on 14 October 1870.
He was the son of Walter Everitt Murray.
Marriage1900Thomas Everitt Murray married an unknown person in 1900.
Death22 May 1941He died on 22 May 1941 at age 70.
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  • Thomas Everitt Murray According to information received from Peter Murray in 1997, ThomasEveritt Murray, 'Tom,' born October 14, 1870, died May 22, 1941. He wasa farmer of Roode Bloem farm and was the inceptor of, and first Presidentof, the South African Wool Growers Association and held that office forsome years. Tom was four and a half years old when he moved with hisfather and his family to Roode Bloem in 1875. He lived there all hislife. He was a gentle and affectionate family man, an outstandingfarmer, and took a great interest in public affairs. He, with hisbrother Arthur, started the Bloemhof-Roode Bloem Friesland Cattle Stud,and continued on his own when the partnership was dissolved. He was agreat authority on the utilization of floodwaters and an assessor of theWater Courts. After his death he was described as 'one of the mosteminent personalities in the whole sphere of South African farming.' Formany years he was chairman of the Graaff Reinet Board of Executors. He married, in 1900, Eleanor McDonald, born February 15, 1868, who diedApril 30, 1963, of Lilyfountain, Queenstown (now incorporated in theTranskei). Her mother Eleanor (Powell) was the daughter of CharlesPowell and his wife Elizabeth (Southey) the youngest sister of ourancestor George Southey, the son of the 1820 settler. Tom Murray and hiswife Eleanor McDonald had five children.

Children of Thomas Everitt Murray