John Ramage Murfett (1871 - 1949)

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John Ramage Murfett
1871 - 1949
updated February 06, 2019
John Ramage Murfett was born in 1871. He was born to Murfett John Murfett and Jane Murfett, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He died in 1949 in Terang, Australia at 78 years old.


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Murfett John Murfett

Terang, Australia
Jane Murfett

Terang, Australia


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John Ramage Murfett died in 1949 in Terang, Australia at 78 years of age. He was born in 1871. He was born to Murfett John Murfett and Jane Murfett, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.
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1871 - 1949 World Events

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In 1871, in the year that John Ramage Murfett was born, on October 8th, 4 major fires started on the shores of Lake Michigan - in Chicago (Illinois), Peshtigo (Wisconsin), Holland (Michigan) and Manistee (Michigan). The Chicago fire is the most well known of them because it left almost 100,000 people homeless. But the Peshtigo Fire killed around 2,500 people. The casualty count made it the deadliest fire in US history.

In 1903, he was 32 years old when the silent film, The Great Train Robbery opened. Although it was filmed in Milltown, New Jersey, it was a Western. Twelve minutes long, the film used a lot of innovative techniques - some scenes were hand colored and composite editing, on-location shooting, and frequent camera movement were used. Its budget was $150 (about $4000 currently) and was the most popular film until 1915 when Birth of a Nation was released.

In 1917, at the age of 46 years old, John was alive when in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

In 1936, by the time he was 65 years old, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1949, in the year of John Ramage Murfett's passing, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

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Terang, Australia
Jane Murfett

Terang, Australia
Elizabeth Murfett
1860 - 1950
Ballarat, Australia
Buchan William Murfett

Ballarat, Australia
Agnes Johnston Murfett

Ballarat, Australia
Amelia Murfett
1884 - 1951
Ballarat, Australia
Truscott Joseph Murfett

Ballarat, Australia
Elizabeth Luscombe Murfett

Ballarat, Australia
Susan Teresa Murfett
1866 - 1952
Pton, Australia
Cates William Murfett

Pton, Australia
Bessie Griffiths Murfett

Pton, Australia
Emma Rebecca Murfett
1882 - 1952
Ballarat, Australia
Henry Murfett

Ballarat, Australia
Elizabeth Buchan Murfett

Ballarat, Australia
Arthur Andrew Murfett
Died: 1952
Ballarat, Australia
John James Murfett

Ballarat, Australia
Dulcie Mary Kelly Murfett

Ballarat, Australia
Ida Mildred Grac Murfett
1908 - 1954
Fitzroy, Australia
Peet Charles A Murfett

Fitzroy, Australia
Kate Bertha Rowlands Murfett

Fitzroy, Australia

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Jane Murfett

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Ellen Lambert Hayhoe

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Mary Janet Mcconnell
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Elizabeth Mcveigh Mcconnell

Terang, Australia
Margaret Nicholson
1878 - 1949
Terang, Australia
Kelly Patrick Nicholson

Terang, Australia
Margaret Daucuan Nicholson

Terang, Australia
Joseph Michael Stafford
1885 - 1949
Terang, Australia
Stafford John Stafford

Terang, Australia
Alice Timms Stafford

Terang, Australia
Allan John Fagan
Died: 1949
Terang, Australia
Fagan Francis Allan Fagan

Terang, Australia
Dory Lesley Mills Fagan

Terang, Australia
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1879 - 1949
Richmond, Australia
Hill Francis Hill

Tongala, Australia
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1880 - 1949
Gongala, Australia
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