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Rufus Murray

Birth: He was born around 1914 at Louisiana.  

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

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

Uncle of Herman and Sybil Murray.  


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

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Job in Colony: In January 1936 the boilers "resumed operation" with A.M. Murray in charge, William Heath, Ben Clark and Rufus Murray firing; general assistant, Harry Ribbing.

In February 1936, A.M. Murray and Ed Brown, were on the morning shift, keeping the steam engine running to supply power to the industries, while Rufus Murray and Heath took the afternoon shift. Schow and Harry Ribbing kept them supplied with fuel.  

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Sources: US Census: 1920; "Llano Colonist": January 18, 1936, February 29, 1936  


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