John Murray (1897 - 1968)

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John Murray
1897 - 1968
updated February 06, 2019
John Murray was born on April 14, 1897. He died in November 1968 at 71 years of age. We know that John Murray had been residing in Scottdale, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15683.

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John Murray died in November 1968 at 71 years of age. He was born on April 14, 1897. We are unaware of information about John's surviving family. We know that John Murray had been residing in Scottdale, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15683.
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1897 - 1968 World Events

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In 1897, in the year that John Murray was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1926, he was 29 years old when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1941, at the age of 44 years old, John was alive when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1956, when he was 59 years old, this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1968, in the year of John Murray's passing, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

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John Williams Murray
around 1925 - Jan 1, 1946
John William Wall Murray
around 1892 - Jul 20, 1918
John William Murray
around 1917 - Oct 6, 1944
John William Murray
Died: May 31, 1916
John William Murray
around 1872 - May 7, 1918
John William Murray
Died: Apr 19, 1945
John William Murray
around 1879 - May 3, 1917
John Watson Murray
around 1887 - Mar 13, 1915
John Ward Murray
Died: Sep 25, 1916
John Walter Murray
around 1919 - Jul 20, 1944
John Wallace Murray
around 1895 - Feb 11, 1917
John Valentine Murray
around 1886 - Sep 27, 1915
John Townsend Murray
around 1923 - Oct 27, 1943
John Thomson Murray
around 1922 - May 13, 1943
John Thomas Murray
around 1895 - Oct 29, 1917
John Thomas Murray
around 1900 - Jun 27, 1944

Other Murrays

Walter Murray
Nov 24, 1918 - March 1967
Denver, CO
George M Murray
Jul 4, 1879 - Oct 15, 1973
Normalville, PA
William Murray
Dec 29, 1893 - August 1967
Claysville, PA
Norman Murray
Sep 25, 1919 - July 1984
Grindstone, PA
Robert Murray
Mar 18, 1914 - April 1986
Morrisville, PA
Bernard Murray
Jan 23, 1916 - October 1980
Camp Hill, PA
James Murray
Jul 25, 1883 - August 1969
Meyersdale, PA
James Murray
Sep 14, 1917 - November 1969
Wilbert Murray
Jan 7, 1906 - May 1980
Meyersdale, PA
Frank Murray
May 8, 1886 - February 1973
Meyersdale, PA
Alexander Murray
Nov 28, 1885 - October 1962
Pennsylvania
James W Murray
Sep 22, 1917 - May 1996
Altoona, PA
Agatha L Murray
Jun 25, 1911 - Jul 13, 1998
Beaver, PA
Adam R Murray
Jan 28, 1914 - Jul 4, 1995
Kittanning, PA
Lucy E Murray
Jul 7, 1913 - Mar 19, 2007
Kansas City, MO
Betty Gertrude Murray
Sep 6, 1926 - Aug 2, 2006
Garland, TX
Lois J Murray
Feb 7, 1925 - Nov 16, 2000
Cleveland, OH
Marion J Murray
Mar 14, 1926 - Jun 6, 1995
Brandon, FL
Patrick J Murray
Oct 17, 1925 - Nov 12, 2002
Turtle Creek, PA
Jane C Murray
Feb 14, 1925 - Jan 8, 1993
Pittsburgh, PA

Other Bios

Joseph Lascala
Mar 19, 1888 - Nov 15, 1968
Scottdale, PA
George Herrington
Sep 24, 1904 - October 1972
Everson, PA
John Kiliany
May 31, 1908 - December 1986
Montclair, CA
George Kramarski
May 19, 1880 - June 1969
Everson, PA
James Miller
Sep 9, 1886 - January 1972
Mill Run, PA
Elizabeth Bowes
Feb 25, 1891 - June 1978
Pittsburgh, PA
William L Jacob
Feb 17, 1920 - Nov 26, 2004
Brooklyn, NY
Joseph H White
Jun 11, 1918 - May 15, 1985
Colfax, WV
Bertha Trabert
Mar 17, 1920 - September 1983
Johnstown, PA
Mary Schultz
Oct 9, 1919 - April 1977
Agnes Conway
Jan 18, 1917 - February 1982
Johnstown, PA
Nicholas Lugar
Jan 27, 1921 - October 1985
Johnstown, PA
Robert M Stewart
Aug 15, 1910 - Mar 26, 1993
Apollo, PA
Norma B Riley
Oct 17, 1916 - Sep 4, 2001
Sewickley, PA
R Plummer
Jun 14, 1914 - June 1970
Philadelphia, PA
Jack E Keiser
Sep 18, 1920 - Oct 25, 2002
Johnstown, PA
Helen v Cookson
Nov 27, 1917 - Oct 22, 1995
Hayward, CA
Clarence Rosenberger
Aug 30, 1911 - August 1983
Templeton, PA
Harold E Davis
Oct 24, 1915 - Mar 22, 2004
Erie, PA
Frank A Bennett
Feb 2, 1918 - Aug 16, 1999
Brownsville, PA
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