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Charles Wesley "Charley" Murdoch
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Birth: Jul. 15, 1836
Oswego
Oswego County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 16, 1912
Oswego
Oswego County
New York, USA

Charles was born in Oswego, the son of Rev. Irvine & Sarah (or Sally) Murdoch. He married Emma Jane "Jennie" VanBrunt Murdoch, and in his early life was engaged in cooperating business during the great flour milling industry in the Oswego area, which was was involved in for years.

At the outbreak of the Civil War he was one of the first in Oswego County to answer the call, enlisting on Sept 13, 1861 in Oswego, NY, joining the 24th NY Volunteers Co. F, where he served until he was discharged from that regiment on Aug 16, 1862 at Culpepper Court House, Va, mustered as musician in the band. He re-enlisted at Warrenton, Va., to serve two years, and mustered in as first-class musician band of Second Brigade, First Division, Sixth Corps, September 1, 1863, and served until the end of the war.

Charles was also well known in Oswego's musical circles afterward. His instrument of choice was the cornet. He played in the 48th Regimental Band, and the 24th's. Upon the formation of the Kingsford Starch Factory Band in Oswego he became a member of that, playing with, among others, Samuel Toppin, Liberty P. Dye, Lewis O'Hara & Charles Burr. He continued to play until failing health forced him to stop. He was also a singer, frequently singing in choirs as a baritone.

Charles was a one time member of the Oswego School board and of Post O'Brien, GAR. He was a member of the Harmonia Society, was an inspector of elections.

Survived by his wife, they had several children: Fred V., Charles Irvine, Susan, Louise, Jennie (Sweet) & Estella (Lawyer). They also had a Baby that died in infancy.

After suffering "Tic douloureux" for over 20 years he suffered from excruciating pain in the last few months of his life, which he, sadly, ended himself.

Sources include: Oswego Morning Herald, Fulton Times, Cato Times, Oswego Daily Times, Syracuse Post Standard 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Irvine R. Murdoch (1797 - 1838)
  Sarah Himes Murdoch (1800 - 1871)
 
 Spouse:
  Emily Jane Van Brunt Murdoch (1839 - 1921)
 
 Children:
  Baby Murdoch (____ - 1876)*
  Frederick Van Brant Murdoch (____ - 1933)*
  Jennie E. Murdoch Sweet (1861 - 1933)*
  Charles Irvine Murdoch (1863 - 1963)*
  Louise E. Murdoch (1866 - 1958)*
  Susan Murdoch (1869 - 1874)*
  Mary Estelle Murdoch Lawyer (1874 - 1916)*
 
 Siblings:
  Samantha Murdoch McDonald (____ - 1840)*
  John Nelson Murdoch (1820 - 1897)*
  James Himes Murdoch (1823 - 1906)*
  Ariel Jerome Murdoch (1827 - 1917)*
  William Henry Murdoch (1836 - 1836)*
  Charles Wesley Murdoch (1836 - 1912)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: 158-L This stone faces west. The large marker stone on the lot says CARRIER to the east, which is where the roadway is; MURDOCK to the west. The surname is spelled MURDOCH on all the individual stones.
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Oswego
Oswego County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Nov 04, 2006
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Charles Wesley Charley Murdoch
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