John Wallace Murray (1895 - 1917)

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Leicester (welford Road) Cemetery Screen Wall. O1. 365.,
United Kingdom

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Service number: 494076
Rank: Sapper
Regiment: Royal Engineers
Unit/ship/squadron: 474th South Midland Field Coy.

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Wallace

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Clevon Kerwin Murray Memorial Card

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Ellen M. Murray close-up.

Ellen M. Murray close-up.

Naomi Matten

Naomi Matten

Ellen Murray, Marie Curry, Amanda Stevenson

Ellen Murray, Marie Curry, Amanda Stevenson

Ellen M. Murray

Ellen M. Murray

Grisel (Alvarez) Murray

Grisel (Alvarez) Murray

Grisel (Alvarez) Murray

Grisel (Alvarez) Murray

Evelyn Ruth (Pugh) Murray

Evelyn Ruth (Pugh) Murray

Fathers Burke and Murray

Fathers Burke and Murray

The Murray brothers and wives

The Murray brothers and wives

Jacque Murray and Diane Murray

Jacque Murray and Diane Murray

Diane Murray

Diane Murray

John Robert Murray

John Robert Murray

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Roseanne (Murray) Freeman Clevon Kerwin Murray Memorial Card Ellen M. Murray close-up. Naomi Matten

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1895 - In the year that John Wallace Murray was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

1899 - He was only 4 years old when on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

1904 - When he was merely 9 years old, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

1912 - At the age of 17 years old, John was alive when the RMS Titanic sank in April. The RMS Titanic was a British built and run passenger liner that was billed as "unsinkable." On its maiden voyage from Southampton England to New York City, carrying about 2,224 passengers and crew - from the wealthiest people in the world to poor emigrants from Europe, the Titanic hit an iceberg. Five of her watertight compartments failed but she was designed to survive only 4 being flooded. She began to sink. There were only enough lifeboats for about half of the passengers so over 1,000 remained behind while "women and children first" were loaded. Over 1500 died, making it the largest maritime disaster in modern history.

1917 - In the year of John Wallace Murray's passing, on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

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John Wallace Murray died on February 11, 1917 at 22 years old. No cause of death has been entered. He was buried in Leicester (welford Road) Cemetery Screen Wall. O1. 365., United Kingdom. He was born around 1895. There is no information about John's family or relationships.

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