|Birth: ||Oct., 1873|
|Death: ||May 26, 1958|
Nancy Elizabeth "Nannie" MURRAY was born in Kentucky 11 Oct 1872. Her father, John T MURRAY, was about 30 when she was born and her mother, Mary Virginia Susannah BRANSTETTER, was about 22.
Nannie was one of nine children, but half of her siblings died young and some of the names are not known. Known siblings are:
Ellen T 1869-
Mary "Mollie" Frances 1871–1936
Milby T. 1881–1949
Floyd W 1884–1900
When she was about 19 years old, Nannie married Alonzo Thomas HAGAN, who was a farmer. They had the means to rent a home separate from their parents. Alonzo worked as a farm laborer on other farms until he was able to purchase his own farm. They were never financially flush.
Together Alonzo and Nannie had five children:
Hazel V. Hagan [Bybee]
Herschel Lane Hagan
Susie Hagan [Swann]
Edward Walter Hagan
By 1920 Alonzo and Nannie's daughters had married and their oldest sons had moved north to find work. Herschel and Fred found jobs with the Showers Furniture Factory in Bloomington, Indiana. Hershel's young wife was expecting their first child.
Sometime close to 1920, Alonzo and Nannie decided to sell the farm and follow their sons to Bloomington. It may be that the farm was no longer viable without their sons working it. It might be that Herschel and Fred found Bloomington so much to their liking that they encouraged their parents to move. It may be that the move was triggered by the birth of Herschel's son in March of 1920 and the death of his wife in April.
By 1930 Alonzo and Nannie were renting a house with their sons in Bloomington. All three sons worked for the Shower's Furniture company at some time. Alonzo worked odd jobs and Nannie raised their grandsons.
For the remainder of their lives Alonzo and Nannie rented a home in Bloomington. They never owned a farm again. Their sons and grandsons lived with them at various times. They helped to raise two motherless grandsons.
Alonzo died in 1945, shortly after his 74th birthday. Nannie lived until 26 May 1958 and died at the age of 85. Cause of death was cerebral thrombosis.
(bio by: Joy Hess)
John T Murray (1842 - 1915)
Mary V S Branstetter Murray (1850 - 1933)
Alonza Thomas Hagan (1870 - 1945)*
Hazel V. Hagan Bybee (1896 - 1987)*
Hershel L Hagan (1897 - 1985)*
Susie Harvey Swann (1900 - 1969)*
Fred L. Hagan (1903 - 1975)*
Edward Walter Hagan (1905 - 1988)*
Nancy Elizabeth Murray Hagan (1873 - 1958)
Palvenie Murray Maines (1876 - 1924)*
Valhalla Memory Gardens
Maintained by: Beth
Originally Created by: Joy Hess
Record added: Oct 28, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12191209