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Alexander Prentice "Alex" Murray
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Birth: Nov. 9, 1869, Scotland
Death: Mar. 30, 1956

Funeral services for Alex P. Murray, who died Friday in Chicago, will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday at the Pulley funeral home in Mt. Vernon. Burial will be in a Mt. Vernon cemetery, beside his wife, who died 40 years ago.
Murray was for many years employed as a mine examiner and official at Orient No. 1 mine. He was born November 9, 1865, in Delmington, Scotland.
Surviving are a son, Hugh B. Murray, of Mt. Vernon; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Wos of Florida and Mrs. Jean Malet of Hutchinson, Kan. Twelve grandchildren also survive.
Rev. Harold Malet, a son-in-law, a Presbyterian minister of Hutchinson, Kan., will be in charge of the rites.
Among the relatives attending funeral rites held in Mt. Vernon Wednesday afternoon for Alex Murray, 86, who died last Friday at Woodriver, were Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Cremer, Mrs. Harold Sinks. Mrs. Warren McCrary, Mrs Daily McGlasson, of this city. Miss Lillian Murray of St. Louis, Mrs Adam Murray and daughter Mrs. Wm. Harrell (sic) of Marion.

Published in the West Frankfort Daily American Newspaper, date unknown. Burial, based on information in the obituary, was Apr. 4, 1956.

Comments. Year of birth is shown as 1869 on headstone, which is correct, not 1865 as stated in obituary. The correct spelling of his niece is Mrs. Wm. Herrell not 'Harrell'. Riverwoods is near Chicago, IL. 
 
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 Parents:
  Hugh Murray (1820 - 1901)
  Wilhelmina Murray (1823 - 1893)
 
 Spouse:
  Gertrude B. Boswell Murray (1882 - 1916)
 
 Children:
  Jean Murray Mallett (1914 - 2004)*
  Hugh B Murray (1916 - 2013)*
 
 Siblings:
  Hugh Murray (1851 - 1942)*
  Agnes Murray Suffern (1854 - 1914)*
  Adam Murray (1858 - 1943)*
  Thomas Murray (1861 - 1931)*
  Marion Murray (1866 - 1936)*
  Alexander Prentice Murray (1869 - 1956)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Born in Dalmellington Scotland
 
Note: The spelling of his city of birth on his marker is correctly spelled Dalmellington, which differs from that in the incorrect spelling in the obituary. The town is located in Ayrshire, Scotland.
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Mount Vernon
Jefferson County
Illinois, USA
Plot: 567
 
Created by: Michael Cremer
Record added: Jul 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72954420
Alexander Prentice Alex Murray
Added by: Michael Cremer
 
Alexander Prentice Alex Murray
Added by: Michael Cremer
 
Alexander Prentice Alex Murray
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RIP great uncle. I wish I knew you better.
- Michael Cremer
 Added: Jul. 6, 2011
 
 
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