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Carolyn Merritt Murray Preston
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Birth: Apr. 29, 1889
Fort Leavenworth
Leavenworth County
Kansas, USA
Death: Apr. 30, 1941
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Mrs. Ord Preston
Wife of Washington Bank Head Was Member of Army Family
Washington, May 1, 1941. Mrs. Carolyn Murray Preston, member of a widely known Army family and wife of Ord Preston, President of Union Trust Company of Washington died yesterday at her home here after an illness of several months. She was 52 years old on Tuesday.

Mrs. Preston was born in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, the daughter of the late Major General Arthur Murray, Chief of Coast Artillery. She was a sister of Brigadier General Maxwell Murray, former commander of the Washington Provisional Brigade, now on duty with the Hawaiian Department and of Mrs. Henry Conger Pratt, wife of the Major General Commanding the Second Army Corps.

Her maternal grandfather was Major General Renée Russy, a construction engineer in the Civil War period and one time commandant of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.

Besides her husband to whom she was married in San Francisco in 1912, her brother and sister, Mrs. Preston leaves two sons, Lieutenant Ord Preston Jr., United States Marine Corps Reserve and Ensign Murray Preston, United States Naval Reserve, both now on active duty and two daughters, Mrs. William L. Ritchie, wife of Major Ritchie of the Staff of General Headquarters Air Force, Bolling Field and Mrs. Linton R. Massey of Charlottesville, Virginia. 
 
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 Parents:
  Arthur Murray (1851 - 1925)
  Sara Wetmore DeRussy Murray (1860 - 1926)
 
 Spouse:
  Ord Preston (1874 - 1949)*
 
 Children:
  Ord Preston (1917 - 2009)*
 
 Siblings:
  Maxwell Murray (1885 - 1948)*
  Sadie DeRussy Murray Pratt (1887 - 1963)*
  Carolyn Merritt Murray Preston (1889 - 1941)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 3, Site 1846-B
 
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: Sep 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41601874
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- bob tarte
 Added: Jan. 25, 2015
May you rest in peace.
- Michael
 Added: Dec. 5, 2010
 
 
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