|Birth: ||Dec. 7, 1840|
County Down, Northern Ireland
|Death: ||Apr. 18, 1940|
From: The East Troy News, page l TROY'S OLDEST RESIDENT DIES THE PAST WEEK Mrs. Mary Jane Murdock died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nancy Holmes, in the town of Troy on Thursday evening, April 18, aged 99 years, where she had been bedridden for the past three years. Mrs. Murdock was a native of Ireland, where she was born in County Down near Belfast on December 7, 1840. When she was 14 years of age, her parents moved to America and located in the town of Troy, where she was married to Samuel Murdock in February, 1860, and they resided on a farm three miles northwest of Troy Center the balance of their lives. Her husband passed away in 1908. Six children were born to this union, three sons and three daughters, five of whom preceded her in death. Her passing breaks the line of five generations: her daughter, Nancy Holmes, representing the second; 10 grandchildren the third; 20 grandchildren the fourth, and little John Albert, four months old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack MacKenzie, the fifth. Mrs. Murdock was liked by all for her amiable disposition and was a welcome guest in the home of her in-laws, spending much time with Mrs. Hiram and Mrs. David Murdock after the death of her husband, also her daughter, Mrs. J. Holmes. A good Woman has gone to her reward. Her surviving relatives are her daughter, Mrs. Nancy Holmes: two brothers, Wm. Morrow of St.Paul and Joseph Morrow of the town of Eagle. Funeral services were held at the Troy Center church on Sunday afternoon, the Rev. Adelaide Raby conducting the same, and burial took place at Evergreen cemetery.
Samuel Murdock (1827 - 1908)
Hiram Murdock (1860 - 1919)*
David Samuel Murdock (1866 - 1918)*
Headstone Inscription: Mary Jane Murdock, 1840 - 1940.
Created by: Betty Gibson
Record added: May 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90838459
This woman was the mother of my beloved great grandmother, Ella Holmes. I never had the opportunity to meet her but feel that I somehow knew her through my great grandmother and having grown up under her roof on Main Street, East Troy, WI.|
Added: Jul. 20, 2016