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James E. Murdoch
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Birth: Jan. 25, 1811
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 19, 1893
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA

Actor. James E(dward) Murdoch was widely respected for his patriotism and scholarship as well as for his acting abilities. His career began in Philadelphia in 1829. When the Civil War broke out, he devoted himself wholly to the Union cause. Refusing to appear on stage during the course of the war, he gave public lectures and recited patriotic verse instead. Murdoch donated all of the proceeds from these events to various soldiers' causes. At the end of the war, it was estimated that he had raised more than 250,000 dollars. Also an educator and authority on elocution, he published four books in his lifetime. After his death, the area around his home in southern Ohio was named Murdoch in his honor. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Brooks Murdoch (1787 - 1861)
  Elizabeth Keel Murdoch (1789 - 1858)
 
 Children:
  Ida E Murdock (____ - 1909)*
  Rosalie Murdoch Hollingshead (1835 - 1915)*
  James E. Murdoch (1837 - 1919)*
  Thomas F. Murdoch (1841 - 1863)*
  Fannie H Murdock (1846 - 1901)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Spring Grove Cemetery
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Anglofranc
Record added: Nov 10, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22803314
James E. Murdoch
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Thank you for your service.
- HCGS Ohio
 Added: Feb. 15, 2016
Companion (3rd Class) #03162 - Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.
- Jeffry Burden
 Added: Jun. 4, 2012
James Edward Murdoch Sr. (1811-1893)Image: Death of James E. Murdoch, The New York Time, May 20, 1893"... When the Civil War broke out his patriotic blood took fire, he ceased his professional labors, and, while his two sons went into the field, he labor...(Read more)
- Bev
 Added: Sep. 9, 2011
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