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William A. and Martha J. Murrow, Happyville

In 1870 Poweshiek County, Iowa, David Murrow is 36, farming, born in Kentucky, with Clarinda 31 Kentucky. Sarah A. is 15, born in Indiana, Benjamin 8, John 6, Eleanor 4, and Nancy A. 1 born in Iowa. Milton Blue 21 born in Illinois is with them (Son of John Blue 1805-1896, whose sister Sarah Blue was David Murrow's mother. So Milton was a cousin)

David Blue Murrow 1826-1863 died in Paducah, Kentucky, buried in Mound City National, per # 38267585.

William's mother was married twice " (1)David Blue Murrow; m. 23 Mar 1844 Vermillion, Illinois; parents of Sarah Amy [Mrs. William Atwell McClure], George, James, Bemjamin Franklin, John Milton, Mary Ellen [Mrs. William Lewis Arnold], Nancy Ann [Mrs. Robert Holt], William Albert;
(2)James B. Booze; m. 1 Nov 1868 Poweshiek County,Iowa; parents of Florence A

In 1870 Poweshiek County, James Booze is farming, 51, born in Virginia, with Clarinda 41 born in Kentucky. John 15, Ellen 13, Annie 11, William 9, all born in Iowa Andrew 16, William 9, and John 5 in Indiana, and then Florence 1 born in Iowa.

Clarinda is divorced in 1880 Poweshiek County, 53, with J. Murrow 25, Ann Murrow 20, and Florence Booz 2.

In 1880 Mahaska County, Iowa, R.E. Meeker is farming, 42, with Virginia 36. M Elmer is 18, James L. 15, Robison E. 13, Mattie J. 11, Clarence 10, Mary E. 4, and Robert D. 1.
His first wife Susannah (Lawhead) Meeker is buried in Mahaska County 1843-1873 # 31300479.

July 2, 1914 Wray "Mrs. S. R. Oliver left for Iowa to visit her father, who has been seriously ill."

Virginia (Saunders) Meeker 1844-1927 is buried in Poweshiek County, Iowa # 37502894, with Robert Emnon Meeker 1838-1917 # 37502800.
Virginia had married first Nelson Wilkason and then Robert Meeker.

W.A. Murrow and Mattie J. Meeker married December 20, 1883 in Mahaska County, Iowa. Her father was R.E. Meeker.

In 1900 Glendale precinct, William born Feb 1861 in Iowa, married 16 years to Martha J. July 1868 Ohio, have Florence M. Dec 1884 Iowa, William E. Oct 1887 Kansas, Fred G. Oct 1893 Nebraska, Robert E. June 1896 and Ella P. Oct 1899 both born in Colorado.

June 6, 1902 "W. A. Murrow of Vernon, was in Wray Saturday, and took occasion to call, and subscribe for this great news indicator. Mr. Murrow has been quite ill for some weeks and is still looking pretty poorly."

February 1903 "Wm. A. Murrow died and was buried by the W.O.W. on Sat the 21. He left a wife and five children.

William Albert Murrow 1861-1902
1905 "Mrs. Mattie Murrow will hold a public sale at her home southwest of Vernon siven miles on Tuesdaoy, October 31, at which time she will sell cows, horses, implements and households. Liberal terms will be allowed. Free lunch at noon, but bring your cups. John Smith will cry the sale."

June 3, 1910 "S. R. Oliver, of Idalia, and Mrs. Mattie Murrow, of Wray, were united in marriage at the M. E. parsonage, Thursday afternoon, June 2, 1910, by Rev. G. L. Rulison. They will make their home near Idalia."

In 1910 Idalia precinct, Samuel R. Oliver is 46, Mattie 41. Mattie's had five kids, four living. Samuel's daughter Lela 19 born in Kansas, Fred Murrow 17, Elsey 13, and Ella 10 are with them.

Mattie Jane (Meeker)(Murrow) Oliver 1868-1929 is buried in Idalia # 55218364.

January 24, 1929 Joes items in the Yuma Pioneer "A telephone message was received her Saturday notifying the Alex Shaw and Byron Taylor families of the death of Mrs. S. R. Oliver at Idalia. The funeral was held Sunday at Idalia."


November 1901 "Asa Miller has a large 4-room house about ready for occupancy. Wonder what a single man wants with such a large house?"

January 3, 1902 "Last Wednesday evening the home of Mr. and Mrs. Custer was the scene of a very pretty wedding when Asa J. Miller and Myrtle Murrow , both of Vernon wore united in marriage, Rev. Cameron performing the ceremony. After the ceremony the happy couple and a few friends sat down to an oyster supper, which Mrs. Custer had thoughtfully prepared."

Asa J. Miller, 33, married Birdella M. DeVore on March 17, 1907 in Yuma County.

In 1910 Vernon precinct, Asa is 36, born in Nebraska, married three years to Bedella 26 born iN Nebraska, her first marriage. Lloyd is 7, born in Colorado.

January 1914 "Lloyd, the twelve-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Asa Miller of Vernon, is spending the week in Wray with his uncle, A. J. Miller, and family."

Lloyd was living with his father in 1920, 1930 and 1940 census in Yuma County.

May 29, 1940 "Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Lowry of White Township announce the engagement of their daughter Esther Lucile to Lloyd A. Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Asa J. Miller of Wray, Colorado. Miss Lowry was graduated from the local high school and from Muskingum College. She has been a member of the Burlington High School faculty, Burlington, Colo., for the past five years. Mr. Miller graduated from Wray High School, Wray, Colorado and attended Colorado University at Boulder, Colo., where he was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He is employed in the U. S. Posta1 Service and is located at Wray, where the couple will make their home."
July 6, 1940 "Miss Esther Lowry, formerly of White Township, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Lowry of White Township, was married to Lloyd Miller of Wray, Colorado, son of Mr. and Mrs. Asa Miller of Wray, Colo., on June 29th in the United Presbyterian Church in Greeley, Colo. Dr. J. C. Pinkerton officiated at the ceremony."

October 13, 1977 Indiana, Pennsylvania "LLOYD ASA MILLER, 74, of 104 Northwestern Ave., Monroe, Ohio, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 1977 . A son of Asa Joseph and Myrtle Murrow Miller, he was born Jan. 10, 1903, in Yuma County, Colorado. Mr. Miller was a past master of the Wray, Colorado Lodge 71 F&A.M. He had been a mail carrier in Wray, Colo., for 33 years before retiring in 1967 and moving to his Ohio address. Surviving are his widow, Esther Lowry Miller, Monroe, Ohio; a half-brother, Everett W. Miller, Wray, Colo.; two half-sisters, Mrs. B.R. Egeland, Boulder, Colo.; and Mrs. Raymond Froid, Ft. Collins, Colo. Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. today in Robinson-Lytle's, Indiana, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, with the Rev. Richard L. Cassel officiating. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Indiana. "
Lloyd is buried in Indiana # 149097319. So is Esther (Lowry) Miller 1901-1993.
Esther was in Burlington, Colorado in 1940, 38, born in Pennsylvania, single, a typist for the NMA school project.

Her father Harry L. Lowry 1866-1952 is buried in the same cemetery $ 149097294. So is her mother Belle (Lucas) Lowry 1871-1957 # 149097298.


Edward William Murrow, 18, married Edith Dickson on Dec 13, 1905 in Yuma COunty.

Edith's father Robert Dickson 1835-1908 is buried in Vernon # 58129582.

In 1910 Edward and Edith, both 22, are farming in Yuma County. Gerald is 3, Lena newborn.

August 14, 1908 "About three weeks ago a bouncing ten pound boy arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Murrow, thirteen miles southwest of Vernon. We are sure he will be a good Republican, for Cosie Blanchard had the honor of naming the boy Taft Murrow, after the Republican candidate for president of the United States, Wm. H. Taft."

July 1913 "Albin Dickson of Wymore, Nebr., and his stepbrother, Cam McDonald of Hannibal, Mo., who have been in the mountains for some time, stopped in Wray on their way home last week and visited a few days with the former's cousins, the Dickson boys, Mrs. Elmer Kastin and Mrs. W. E. Murrow. The two young men liked Yuma county so well that they may decide to buy some land and cast their lots with us."

June 1913 "Ed and Fred Murrow and W. H. Emil left Thursday for Colorado Springs. Alta Dickson is staying with Mrs. Ed. Murrow."

July 1913 "Word has been received from Ed Murrow to the effect that he and his family have settled in Colorado City. The trip was made overland."
July 1913 West Vernon items "Ed Murrow and family visited Monday with the Ed Dickson family."

March 23, 1916 "This morning, just before noon, the little four-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Murrow choked to death, having swallowed something, which they believe to have been a tack. Mr. and Mrs. Murrow reside several miles southwest of Vernon, and have a large circle of friends in this county who sympathize deeply with them in their sorrow."

"The saddest accident that has befallen any family in this section of the country for many years occurred on Thursday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Murrow, eight miles southwest of Vernon. Their little two year old son Donald was playing, about the house with his next older brother when the little fellow, so it is thought, sucked a carpet tack down his throat, choking to death before help could be summoned, the mother working with the child but to no avail. Rev. White preached the funeral, which was held at the Methodist church at Vernon on Friday, interment being made at Glendale. The whole community extends sympathy in this hour of their great sorrow."

In 1920 Yuma County, Ed and Edith have Gerald 13, Lela R. 10, William R. 8, Warren W. 3, and newborn Dortha J..

January 9, 1958 "Ed Murrow received word Tuesday that his son, Warrn had suddenly passed away of a heart attack. Warren formerly lived north of Wray, and carried mail in that vicinity."
"Ed Murrow arrived home December 31 from California, where he had been visiting."

William 1887-1960 # 53151200 and Edith Clair (Dickson) Murrow 1887-1957 # 53151199 are buried in Eckley.
November 1957
"Those from a distance who attended the funeral service for Mrs. William E. Murrow were Mr. and Mrs. Geral Murrow and Carol of Mt. Vernon Washington, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Murrow and family of Mt. Vernon, Oregon, Mrs. Josephine McCann of Hawthorne California, Mrs. Doris Mermin and Mrs. Mary Lou Moore of Torrance, California, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Murrow Boulder, Mr. and Mrs. BillMuorrow and family of Brush, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Murrow of Ft. Morgan, Miss Nina Dickson, Mrs. Alta Whitman and Fred Murrow of Denver, and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ramseier of Idalia."

June 30, 1960 "Ed Murrow passed away Saturday evening and his funeral was Wednesday at Wray, and he was to be buried in the Eckley cemetery."


November 1913 "Fred Murrow is working at the Will Proctor ranch this week."

January 1914 Idalia items "R. Oliver and Fred Murrow were fixing the telephone line Monday"

Fred proved up two quarters in 14 and 15, 2S 46W, and stock-claimed another 280 acres fo in 1922.
In February 1918, Fred Glen Murrow of Idalia was ordered to report for mobilization, along with 22 other men.

He was on the Camp Crane, Hoboken New Jersey passenger list, a private , with his reference his mother Mattie J. Oliver of Idalia, Colorado.

Fred G. Murrow, 25, married Cora L. Pevler on August 26, 1919 in Yuma County.

William Monroe Peavler born March 30, 1871 at North Salem, Missouri, son of Lafe Peavler and Martha Roads, wife Mollie Peavler, died in Kansas City Sept 23, 1958, a watchman, to be buried in Burlingame, Kansas.
The Burlingame cemetery has # 94564039. One possible mother of COra is Nellie Gilbert Peavler 18821911 buried in McLean County, Illinois # 37925342.

Monroe was widowed in 1920 Yuma County, 49, with Alice 13 Illinois, Clara 9, Kansas, Fordice 5 and Cort 16 born in Illinois.

Monroe proved up two quarters in 20, 3S 45W in 1920, next to Oscar Pevler's 1923 cash claim.

They're farming in Yuma County in 1920. In 1930 Fred is married but no spouse, 36, living with sister Ella 30 Ranseier and her husbnd Edward 34, with Waryne D. Ramseierk 8, Betty Jane 4, and Russell D. 2.

Fred registered for WWII in Modesto, California. He was born at Stockville, Missouri Oct 16, 1893, with a reference Ella Ramseier of Idalia.

Cora L. Murrow is a waitress in 1932 Kansas City, living at 315 Charlotte.

Cora L. Murrow "Beloved aunt" is buried in Independence, Missouri 1900-1977 # 84825268.
She might be there because her brother Cort E. Peavler 1902-1978 is buried there # 84520180.

1952 Eckley "After a couple of weeks visit here, Fred Murrow left for Denver by bus, en route to the Veterans Hospital at Albuquerque for treatment."

Fred G. Murrow 1893-1965 is buried in Fort Logan # 36083556 , with Beulah M. Hudmon buried in Boulder 1899-1978. She had married John Hudmon then Fred Murrow.


1914 Idalia items in the Wray Rattler "Elza Murrow, who works for Howard Yount of Copper Kettle, was in town Sunday."

Robert E. Murrow married Nettie Kohlman on March 11, 1925 in Denver.
Nettie was married to Claude Kohlman in 1920 Yuma County, with Raymond M. 8, Helen M. 7, Loren E. 5, and Evert L. 2.

In 1930 Eckley, Netta is widowed, cooking in a restaurant, 36, with Jamie B. 19, Raman M. 18, Helen M. 19, Loren E. 14, Evert L. 12, and Bobbie D. 4.

Nettie is in Arapahoe County in 1940, 45, widowed, with BObby P. 14, Jimmie B. 12.

She's buried in Wray 1893-1985 # 74058943.

In 2004, Raymond Kohlman's obituary mentions "two half brothers, Bob Murrow of Port Arthur, TX; Jim Murrow of Las Cruces, New Mexico"
(1625 Spruce Ave #18, Las Cruces, NM 88001, (575) 525-1448) One post says he was born Feburary 17, 1928, and died August 26, 2008.
In 2014, Dave Wofford "is also survived by his sister, Helen Murrow of Las Cruces."

"Robert Donald Murrow, 83, passed away on March 17, 2009, in Georgetown, Texas. Born November 19, 1925 in Denver and raised in Colorado, he had been a resident of Austin, Galveston, Port Aransas, Port Arthur and several towns along the Gulf Coast. Bob was an avid hunter and fisherman throughout his life and had held leadership roles in the Boy Scouts and Optimist Club. He is survived by his four children, Lynette Hill of Kyle, Peggy Moore and husband Gary of Georgetown, Robert A. Murrow of Round Rock (512)310.9145, Judy King and husband Jason of Palm Harbor, Florida; and seven grandchildren. According to Bob's wishes, the Medical Education and Research Institute Genesis program has accepted the donation of his body for the advancement of science

James B. Murrow, born Feb 17, 1928, died Aug 26, 2008, last residence Las Cruces, New Mexico,. He had married Iris Lyke, and divorced in Oregon in 19080.

1979 Eckley "Old Settlers Day guests of Mrs. Cora Rock were Bonnie and Otto Newton, Glen Kohlman and son Alva, Raymond and Madge Kohlman, Nettie Murrow, and Lutie Wakefield."


1914 "Miss Ella Murrow, who is attending school at Vernon, visited the latter part of last week with her parents Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Oliver. She returned to Vernon Sunday."

Ella P. Ramseier 1899-1968 is buried in Lucas Cemetery, Yuma County # 52235829, with Edward 1896-1988.

October 28, 1968 Eckley items "The George Scrubys, Orville Rezzers, and the Arthur Dawirs attended the funeral of Mrs. Ella Ramseier at Idalia last Sunday afternoon."

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