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Emma (Phillips) Murray

Birth: She was born in 1883 in Alabama.  

Family Information: Wife of Andrew M. "Mack" Murray.

Mother of Jack, Rufus, Charley and Opal Murray. Other children included Jewel (Murray) Brown and Ida Mae (Murray) Dennis.

Grandmother of Herman and Sybil Murray.  


Pre-Colony History: She had been married to C.M. Glenn prior to 1910; they had three children. In 1910 she was living with her second husband, Mack, in Union Parish, Louisiana, along with their son, Mack, Jr. (Jack) and her three children from her first marriage.

In 1920 she was living in Bienville Parish, Louisiana with Mack and their children. In 1930 the family was living in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana and she was working as a laundress from her home.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In January 1936 Sarah Murray and Bondell Banta were the dinner cooks, also helping, along with Mrs. Matz and Jane Lentz to serve the meal. Cy Horney was the dishwasher, Lucille Carr the wiper, Mrs. Emma Murray did the scraping and Ruth Wooley cleaned the silverware.  

Other Info: In January 1936 her daughter, Ida May McGee, with John Harold, Doris, and baby Cordella came from Minden, Louisiana to visit the family.

In September 1936 her son, Mr. A.F. Glenn, manager of a big store in St. Louis, arrived for a few days' visit with the family.  

Post-Colony History:  

Death: She died in 1968 and was buried at Leesville, Louisiana.  

Sources: US Census: 1910, 1920, 1930; "Llano Colonist": January 4, 1936, January 18, 1936, September 5, 1936;  


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