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Frank Anton Murray
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Birth: Jan. 26, 1900
Pender
Thurston County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Oct. 17, 1929
Fremont
Dodge County
Nebraska, USA

Obituary - 17 Oct 1929 - Fremont Tribune
Burns from a mysterious source caused the death of Frank Murry 29, 420 South D street, at a local hospital Tuesday morning and resulted in an investigation by sheriff W. A. Johnson which continued all day Tuesday. Murry sustained the fatal burns Sunday evening but he failed to disclose how he was burned and died without revealing the secret. Sheriff W. A. Johnson is inclined to believe his injuries due to an automobile fire, but the mysterious manner in which he was brought in a semi-conscious condition to the home of his sister, Mrs. Frank Jones, Sunday night and left on the living room floor caused the sheriff to believe certain information is being kept secret. No one connected with the man's family knows who brought him, fatally injured to the Jones home at 512 South Union street. According to Mrs. Jones, there was no one at home at the time excepting her sister, Mrs. Paul Sharp, who was in bed. Frank Jones was returning home about 9:30 in the evening when he saw a car drive away. He did not know whose car it was or the identity of the occupants. He thought nothing more of the car until he entered the house and saw Murry huddled on the floor. Further investigation showed Murry's left hand and arm and the lower part of his body to be badly burned, and the right side of his face to be badly blistered. Jones called Mrs. Sharp, who was sleeping and had not heard the men enter. They hurriedly summoned Mrs. Jones who was taking care of a sister. When Mrs. Jones arrived and ascertained the nature of Murry's injuries she ordered an ambulance. Murry was taken to the Military Avenue hospital. Much of the time until his death he was in a semi-conscious condition, but at intervals he seemed to gain consciousness. He murmured about explosions, and talked with a nurse about being burned in an automobile. At another time he is said to have remarked about and explosion south of the river. His conversation was incoherent, and efforts to obtain the details of his fatal accident met with failure. Tuesday morning Sheriff Johnson learned of the burning of an automobile at North Bend Sunday night and took steps during the afternoon to investigate this in an effort to connect it with Murry's accident. Mrs. Jones talked at length with the sheriff Tuesday morning but was unable to give him much information about her brother's actions of late. Murry, she said, had no steady employment for several weeks. He assisted her husband repairing a truck she said, and worked at other odd jobs. Murry brought his car to her house Sunday evening, she said. She believed he left it there at 8:30. She understood it was 9:30 when her husband found him on the floor, but the sheriff believes it was later, for Murry did not arrive at the hospital until after midnight. Murry was the son of Mrs. Charles Fritz, 420 South D street. He was born at Pender January 26, 1900 and lived in Fremont 11 years. He was an auto mechanic by trade. Surviving are his mother and stepfather, six sisters, Mrs Carrie Barton, Taylor; Mrs. Lacey Jones, Fremont; Mrs. Paul Sharp, Fremont; Mrs. Earl Hanna, North Platte; Mrs. Hugo Holmberg, Fremont and Ethel Fritz, North Platte, and seven brothers, John of Broken Bow; James of Sargent; Milton, Carl, Bert, Walter and Robert, Fremont. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at the Fred Bader Funeral home. Rev. Mr. Ellison will officiate. 
 
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 Parents:
  Sylvia Abigail Knapp Fritz (1879 - 1939)
 
 Siblings:
  Carrie E. Murray Barton (1894 - 1974)*
  John Milton Murry (1894 - 1964)*
  Lucy F. Murray Bentz Jones Max (1897 - 1964)*
  Frank Anton Murray (1900 - 1929)
  Carl Lloyd Fritz (1902 - 1976)*
  James Henry Fritz (1903 - 1983)*
  Milton Albine Fritz (1905 - 1977)*
  Mary Abbie Jane Fritz Hanna (1907 - 1992)*
  Bert Lorn Fritz (1910 - 2000)*
  Walter Charles Fritz (1915 - 1999)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ridge Cemetery
Fremont
Dodge County
Nebraska, USA
 
Created by: Tamara Bentz
Record added: Mar 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49368848
Frank Anton Murray
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