John Peter McMurray, 6 North 52 West

In 1870 Clarke County, Virginia, John P is 31, farming, Catherine 66 is with him. So are Milton, 10, Mary J. 20, Martha 35, Ann 27, William 7 and Walter 3.

Ella G. Crebs, 20, daughter of John H. and Maria S. Crebs, married John P. McMurray in Clarke County, Virginia on May 3, 1871.
John was 33, widowed, son of Peter and Catharine McMurray.

In 1876 Holt County, Missouri, J. P. and Ella McMurray have Weldon, Willie and Walter 10-18, Edgar under 10, Edith and Mary under 10.

In 1880 Holt County, Missouri, John P. McMurry is farming, 46, with Ella G. 28, both born in Virginia. Willie 17 and Walter 14 were also born in Virginia. Edgar 8, Edith 6, Ella 4, and Stonewall J. 2 were born in Missouri.

(Walter D. McMurray 1865-1931 is buried in Springfield, Missouri # 46592605 "Missouri Death certificate # 5180 shows him as male, white, married. Wife Alma McMurray. Occupation Switchman, crossing watchman, Frisco RR Co. Parents shown as John P McMurray and Unknown Dermout. Wife informant shown on the document. Myocardial failure cause of death. Passed away in St. John's Hospital no autopsy performed. J W Klingner & Co. funeral home Interred date Feb. 9, 1931"

1882 Holt County "Mr. J. P. McMurray is building an addition to his home in the way of rooms, porches etc.."

April 1892 Holt County

"JOHN P. MC MURRAY, farmer, section 36, was born in Shenandoah Valley, within the limits of Clarke County, Virginia, on January 23, 1839. His father, Peter, was a native of Virginia, as was also his mother, whose maiden name was Catharine Sample. John was educated in the common schools of his native state , and he subsequently moved to Missouri, locating in Holt County, in October, 1871. His estate consists of 160 acres of land, and a good young orchard of 120 apple, with peach, pear and other fruit trees; also 100 grape vines. Mr. McMurray is a member of the Masonic fraternity. During the late war he was in the Sixth Virginia Cavalry, of the Confederate service, and was in both of the battles of Bull Run, and all of the principal engagements around Richmond. He is a staunch Democrat.
He has been twice married: First, on November 3, 1859, to Sarah E. Dearmont, and the second marriage occurred to Ellen G. Crebs, daughter of John H. Crebs, of Virginia. Mrs. McMurray is a native of that state, and was educated at Dunbar Seminary, of Winchester, Frederick County. Their family circle embraces: Wilton, born November 18, 1860; Willie, born May 21, 1863; Walter, born October 3, 1865; Wade, born May 30, 1867; Edgar, born February 11, 1872; Edith, born September 7, 1873; Ella, born February 17, 1876; Stonewall Jackson, born May 13, 1878, and Eola, born July 7, 1880. Mr. McMurray’s religious preferences are with the Presbyterian denomination.
St. Joseph, Mo.: National Historical Company, 1882. Transcribed by Kim Mohler. "

Ella G. McMurray, 52, married Orin P. Masters on October 11, 1905 in Kersey, Colorado.
1900 Brookville, Indiana "Orin P. Masters, who is traveling for the J3eering Machinery Co is at 'hooiethis week"

September 1899 Sterling "J. P. McMurray, who has been visiting his daughter, Mrs. Frank Watts, for several days, went to Iliff last evening."

There's a John B. McMurray in 1900 Atwood precinct, Logan County. He's divorced, born January 1839 in Virginia, living with Samuel F .Wrhight 49 and Charlotte 51.

Clarke County Virginia

August 4, 1898 "Frank Watts, son-in-law of Mrs. McMurray (mother of the Corpesiblings), was seriously hurt Monday afternoon at Iliff, while roping a horse. When found he was unconscious. How it happened no one knows. He was taken to the camp, Dr. Chipman was called and dressed his injuries. The doctor thinks he will recover soon."

January 1900 "Mrs. E. G. McMurray of Denver is in the city the guest of her daughter, Mrs. J. F. Watts."

March 1900 "Mr. and Mrs. Walter McMurray of Denver are in the city for a visit with Mrs. J. F. Watts and other relatives."

John claimed two quarters in section 4, 6N 52W in 1919. This Mary E. Watts and J. F. Watts.


Edith married Joseph Claud Rogers, born October 1868 in Liverpool, England, marrying Edith about 1890 in COlorado.

August 1898 "Mrs. Al Mosier's little son, Erwin Rogers, is sick with typhoid fever. Mrs. Mosier brought him to town Sunday to receive medical treatment."

In 1900 Logan County, Edith L. Mosier born Sept 1873 in Missouri, married four years to Albert Mosier, a farmer, born Dec 1860 Iowa, have Hazel A. Aug 1897, Garnet E. Nov 1898, and a son May 1900. Her son Ervin O. Rogers born May 1892 in Coloorado is with them.

Albert 1859-1904 is buried in Sterling.
In 1910 Logan County, Edith is 37, married to James W. Mathews, 28. With them are Erwin Rogers 16, Garnet Mosier 11, Everett 9, Charlotte 7, Leona 6 and Leota 6.
Edith Lowe 1873-1959 is also buried there, # 54627662.
Children Hazel Alberta Mosier 1897-1907,
Garnett Mosier Roberts 1898-1920,
"Friends in this city have been advised of the death of William Roberts at Iliff, Colo. Mrs. Roberts is a well known high school student of this city and is remembered as Garnet Mosier. She was a member of the high school glee club, a daughter of Mrs. Edith Mathews and on November 12 was married to Mr. Roberts, who was taken ill on Thanksgiving day, and only lived a few days, his death being caused by influenza."
December 13, 1918 Fort Collins "

Everett J. Mosier 1900-1916,
Charlotte Mosier Williams 1902-1968,
Leona Mosier Curtis 1903-1987.
Daughter of Albert J. and Edith Louise McMurray Mosier.
"Married 28 Sept 1921 Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado to Fred Samuel Curtis (1900-1982). "One of the very pretty weddings of the season was that of Miss Leona Mosier, daughter of Mrs. Edith L. Mosier, to Fred S. Curtis of Saguache. The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride's mother, 729 Peterson street, at 12 o clock Wednesday by the Rev. L. B. Crosby of the Baptist church, in the presence of about fifty immediate relatives and intimate friends. The house was profusely decorated with white clematis vines and pink and white asters. The tables for the elegant four-course luncheon served were decorated with pink roses. The bride wore a white gown and carried an arm bouquet of brides roses and ferns. The attendants of the bridal couple were Miss Leota Mosier, twin sister of the bride, and James Curtis, and the ring was borne by a dainty little maiden, Margaret Elaine Morrish, two and a half years old. Quite a number of relatives came from out of town to attend the wedding, including Mrs. J. N. Coleman of Moffat, Colorado; Mr. and Mrs. George H. Curtis and Jimmie, Ralph and Glen Curtis, all of Saguache; Mrs. Earl Reed and Donald Reed of Denver; Mr. and Mrs. George Gerry and Albert Adams of Greeley; Mrs. T. E. Daniels of Iliff; Mr. and Mrs. A. Jankovsky of Sedgwick; Kenneth Pyatt of Brighton. During the afternoon the happy couple left by auto for a trip. After a short time they will be at home on their ranch near Saguache."

Leota "Mosher", 24, married Louis C. Bosse on June 24, 1928 in Saguache, Colorado.

Leota Mosier Bosse 1903-1966 is buried in Salt Lake City # 121406614.

November 30, 1966 "Funeral services for Leota Mosier Bosse will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m in the Larkln Mortuary Chapel 260 East South Temple. Friends may call at the mortuary,"

Louis Calvin "Cal" Bosse passed away Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at his home in West Jordan, with his loving wife and cat by his side. He was born August 10, 1934 in Pueblo, Colorado to Louis Calvin Bosse and Leota Mosier Bosse. He married Bonnie Hudson on January 16, 1959 in Salt Lake City. He attended the University of Idaho and the University of Utah. He served two years in the Army and then worked for General Electric for 20 years. Cal fought a valiant fight with MS for 38 years. He was determined to live life to its fullest. He was a very strong man who enjoyed playing Bridge, building model boats, tinkering on the computer, and engaging in intellectual discussions on a variety of topics. He is survived by his wife of 46 years; two sons, Mark (Kathy) Bosse and Stevan (Nancy) Bosse; five grandchildren; and his sister, Nancy (Reed) Workman.
Children: Shirley Jean Harding, Jack Frost Mosier Curtis, and Pauline "Polly" Coleman "

Erwin Osborn Rogers was born at Sterling on May 26, 1892.

August 1916 Fort Collins "Mrs. Edith L. Matthews and daughters, the Misses Garnet, Charlotte, Leota and Leona Mosier of Iliff, Colo., were guests of their son and brother, E. O. Rogers and family the last of the week."

"September 29, 1916 Fort Collins "Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Rogers have the sympathy of the community in the loss of their brother, Everett Mosier. Mr. Rogers accompanied the family to Sterling, where the remains were interred. Mrs. Rogers and baby Edith are at the home of her parents, George N. Alexander and wife."

Clara Mable Rogers 1889-1976 is buried in Fort Collins # 48099734.


Edgar J. McMurray 1872-1915 is buried in Denver Riverside Cemeterey # 33779091. His wife Cora ws the administrator of his estate.

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