Lendrum DeWest Murrelle

Lendrum DeWest Murrelle

Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee, USA
Death 4 Sep 1920 (aged 32)
Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Burial Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Lot #: 242 - Murrell
Memorial ID 120256184 · View Source
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Riverside Cemetery Notes:
"LENOPUM DeWEST (Lenarum) MURRELLE (1888-1920)
(Exact spelling)

L. D. MURRELLE, president of the L. D. Murrelle Lumber Co. of Memphis, Tennessee, died at Denver, Colorado Saturday afternoon, 4 September, at the age of 32. Mr. Murrelle had gone to Denver in the hope of recovering his health, which had been in a serious condition for some time. His death came as a distinct shock to business and social circles in Memphis. Mr. Murrelle, although a young man, had risen to a prominent position in the lumber business of the city, and was also identified with various association activities. He founded the L. D. Murrelle Lumber about six years ago as a wholesale hardwood concern. He later purchased a sawmill of the Green River Lumber Co. in North Memphis, which was operated by the company until it burned down about a year ago. Mr. Murrelle was active head of the firm and its business grew rapidly under his management. He directed the affairs of the company until ill health practically forced his retirement some months ago. He was a member of the Tennessee Club, the Lumbermen’s Club of Memphis, and other lumber and kindred organizations. A widow and two children survive. The funeral was held in Jackson, Tennessee Wednesday, August 8th. [American Lumberman, Part 2 (11 Nov 1920) and The Lumber Manufacturer and Dealer, Volume 66]

Excerpt from The Hooker Family: 1930 – 1987: “On April 7, 1930, William H. Allen Jr and his wife Elsie Allen of Los Angeles, California sold Belle Grove Plantation to John Palmer Hooker of Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Hooker was born in Watertown, New York, and was a real estate investor from Chicago, Illinois. He was the 9th generation from Rev. Thomas Hooker, son or grandson of Rev. Richard Hooker, Archbishop of Canterbury to Henry VIII.

His wife, Mary Ensley Hooker was from Memphis, Tennessee. Mary Beecher Ensley was born in 1892 and was the daughter of Colonel Enoch Ensley and Mary Leavenworth Beecher. She married Lendrum DeWest Murrell in 1915 and they had two children, DeWest Murrell, Jr. (1918-1999) and Enoch Murrell (1919-2011). Lendrum Murrell passed away in 1919 and Mary remarried John Palmer Hooker in 1926.

John Hooker adopted DeWest and Enoch. He and Mary had three children together. Two passed away as infants and their only daughter, Mary Hooker Huth (1930-1972)”.

United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Lendrum Dewest Murrelle Sr.
Event Type: Draft Registration
Event Date: 1917-1918
Event Place: Memphis City No 2, Shelby, Tennessee
Age: 29
Residence: 1584 Peabody, Memphis, Tennessee
Birth Date: 13 Mar 1888
Birthplace: Jackson Madison County, Tennessee
Occupation: L. D. Murrelle Lumber Co., Memphis, TN and Marks, MS
[tall & slender, gray eyes & black hair; one finger on left hand]

United States Census, 1920
Name: Murrelle
Event Place: Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado
Race: W
Mary L B Ensley Head 52 Tennessee (Widow)
Mary L Beecher Mother 76 Arkansas
Mary E Murrelle Daughter 27 Tennessee
Lendrum (Jr.)Dewest Murrelle Son 01 Tennessee
Enoch Ensley Murrelle Son 0 Colorado
Mattie Cross Servant 45 Mississippi

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  • Created by: Frances Donnelly
  • Added: 13 Nov 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 120256184
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lendrum DeWest Murrelle (13 Mar 1888–4 Sep 1920), Find a Grave Memorial no. 120256184, citing Riverside Cemetery, Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Frances Donnelly (contributor 47111837) .