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Mack Herman "Jack" Murray

Birth: He was born in 1907 at Louisiana.  

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

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

Husband of Sarah (Brown) Murray.

Father of Herman and Sybil Murray.


Pre-Colony History: In 1910 and 1920 he was living in Louisiana with his parents and siblings -- in 1910 they were in Union Parish and in 1920 in Bienville Parish.

Home in Colony:  

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.  

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: 1910, 1920; "Llano Colonist": September 5, 1936, September 26, 1936, October 3, 1936;  


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