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Frances Elvira Myers Stinson Murray
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Birth: Jul. 1, 1849
Wapello County
Iowa, USA
Death: Mar. 19, 1915
Butte County
Idaho, USA

Nellie Stinson born 1864 in Willow springs, Amador California Died 1865 Willow Springs Amador, California.
Unable to locate a grave.

Married 1st Daniel Alexander Stinson
27 Apr 1862, Willow Springs, Amador, California

According to the their marriage record Frances was from Willow Springs and Daniel was from Forest Home. Both of these areas are around Dytown, Amador, Calfornia.

The Arco Advertiser March 26, 1915 page 1

Two Pioneers Pass Away
Mrs. James Murray and Mrs. Mart Houston, two old pioneers of Big Lost Valley have been called to the Great Beyond since our last issue. Both were well known in the Valley and their obituaries will appear next week.

The Arco Advertiser April 2, 1915 page 8
Mrs. Jane Houston and Mrs. Alvira Murray cross the Great Divide, Both Prominent Factors in Upbuilding of this Section of Idaho.

(By George E. Ferris)

Death comes to us all in accordance with that Divine and Inexorable degree to which we must bow in submission. It matters not whether it suits our convenience, time or willingness we must still bow.

Within the space of a very few days this unwelcome visitor viewed by many as a dreaded monster and by others as welcome friend passed over our valley and took from among us two of our early settlers who spent the major portion of their lives in dally battling against conditions that formerly existed in this part of our state, to make it a place good to live in. Their efforts have been crowned with success and they, unlike Moses of old, on MT. Nebo, were permitted, not only to see the promised land, but also to enter in and enjoy the fruits of their labor in aiding in the years of daily toil to make of it what it is today, a land of happy homes, peace, plenty and contentment. A magical change from its original bareness, desolation and discouragement.

Mrs. Jane Houston and Mrs. Alvira Murray have answered the last roll call and have been mustered out of the fast depleting ranks of the brave frontier women and have crossed over the divide to the great beyond, freed from the labors, cares, and troubles of this world and are now at rest, sleeping the sleep that knows no awakening until time shall be no more.

Mrs. Alvira Murray was born in Agency City, Iowa in 1849. When a child she crossed the plains to California and from there to Nevada. In 1883 she came to the Wood River Valley and located near Ketchum where she and her husband became owners of those famous trout ponds that attracted so much attention in the early ties. While living there she took an active part in the temperance work just commencing in the part of our county. From there they came to the Big Butte and managed the stage station for several years until the railroad was built into this section, when they moved on the River and made their home here since. While Mrs. Murray was of a retiring and quiet disposition and not being able to mingle much with the people of the community she had many friends and always received them at her home with a pleasant smile and a kind work. her greatest pleasures in life were her Bible, her family and her home. No sacrifice was to great for her to make for those dear to her. while her sons and daughters have all grown to manhood and womanhood, (consisting of five of the former and two of the latter) to her they were children to the last. They all reside in the valley except one daughter in Nevada. She also has two brothers and one sister in that state. The funeral was held at the Mormon church at More, being conducted by Bishop Patten. From there her body was take to the Lost River cemetery and all that was mortal of her was returned to the earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust, there to await the resurrection call at the last day.

Family links: 
  James C Murray (1855 - 1926)
  Baby Murray*
  Franklin Stinson (1862 - 1901)*
  Charles H. Stinson (1866 - 1926)*
  Harriett Mildred Stinson McConnell (1868 - 1920)*
  Dan Stinson (1870 - 1924)*
  Eli Stinson (1872 - 1910)*
  Joseph Stinson (1873 - 1948)*
  George Stinson (1876 - 1952)*
  Ella Mae Stinson Whitney (1879 - 1918)*
  Edith L. Stinson Murray (1880 - 1973)*
  William Albert Murray (1884 - 1937)*
*Calculated relationship
Lost River Cemetery
Butte County
Idaho, USA
Created by: JJH
Record added: Jun 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92378913
Frances Elvira <i>Myers</i> Stinson Murray
Added by: JJH
Frances Elvira <i>Myers</i> Stinson Murray
Added by: JJH
Frances Elvira <i>Myers</i> Stinson Murray
Added by: JJH
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