Charles W. Murray
After having been sick less than a week, Chas. W. Murray, a long time resident of the Ingham community west of Farnam, died at his home Thursday with pneumonia.
Charles W. Murray was born on September 15, 1878, near Beloit, Kansas and departed this life January 27, 1944 near Ingham, Nebraska at the age of 65 years, 4 months and 12 days.
At the age of fifteen, he came to Nebraska with his parents [Jeremiah Milton and Ellen Elvina (Neighbarger) Murray] who located on a homestead north of Farnam where he grew to manhood.
He was united in marriage to Grace Belle Brock on Noveber 30, 1903, spending most of their married life near Ingham. She preceded him in death.
To this union were born eight children, Lawrence and Ivan died in infancy. Surviving are two sons and four daughters, Cpl. Howard C. Murray with the army in England; Clarence H. of Webb City, Missouri; Mrs. Ethel Ommertt of Tulelake, California; Mrs. Lillie Miller of Witchita, Kansas; Mrs. John Babcock and Mrs. Frances Ralston of Farnam.
Leaving to mourn his death also are two brothers and one sister, W. A. Murrary of Farnam; Milton Murray of Cozad, Nebraska and Mrs. Mary Smith of Hamlet, Nebraska; eleven grandchildren and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Olesen Mortuary in Gothenburg to the Baptist Church in Farnam, conducted by Rev. W. B. Cain.
Pallbearers were Wayne Axtell, Clifford Heath, Elwood Brown, Ely Stinnette, Lester Rowson, and Alvin Hathaway.
Burial was in the Farnam Cemetery.
The Farnam Press. Farnam, Dawson County, Nebraska. Thursday, February 3, 1944. Vol 4. No 20.
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