Museum the New Llano Colony



Mack Herman "Jack" Murray

Birth: He was born in 1907 at Louisiana.  

Description:  

Pre-Colony History: In 1920 he was living with his parents and siblings in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.  

Family Information: Son of Emma (Phillips) and A.M. Murray.

Brother of Rufus and Opal Murray. Other siblings included Jewel (Murray) Brown, Ida Mae (Murray) Dennis and Charley Murray.

Husband of Sarah (Brown) Murray.

Father of Herman and Sybil Murray.  

Job in Colony: In 1936 he was the mechanic for the laundry crew, keeping all their machinery in good condition.

In October he helped out at the crate factory by placing the slats on the moving apparatus in the proper order, along with Wm. Dean, manager, A.M. Murray, Bert Busick and Bill Happel.  

Home in Colony:  

Other Info: In September 1936 little Herman, assisted by his "daddy Jack" on the guitar and comb, "tapped" for the audience at one of the theater shows. Herman was "about two feet high" but "kept quite good time, and did "acrobatics" in the most approved fashion."  

Post-Colony History:  

Death: He died in 1962 and was buried at Bienville Parish, Louisiana.  

Sources: US Census: 1920; "Llano Colonist": September 5, 1936, September 26, 1936, October 3, 1936; FindAGrave.com