Murray, John Anderson (1876-1955)

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 380.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 380.

John Anderson Murray was a grocer. He lived at 1909 Beach Avenue in 1904 and at 1913 Beach Avenue in 1905 and 1906.

John Anderson Murray was born in Paris, Ontario, on October 7, 1876. His parents were James Shaw Murray and Jessie (sometimes “Janet”) Smith.

John first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1898. He was a clerk, living at 817 Hornby Street.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1898, page 592.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1898, page 592.

He lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1898 to 1899 817 Hornby Street
1899-1900 831 Hornby Street
1900-1901 610 Princess Street
1901 158 Cordova Street
1902 Unnumbered house on Beach Avenue
1903 830 Pender Street (no residential address under names)
1904 1909 Beach Avenue
1905 and 1906 1913 Beach Avenue
1907 to 1912 1172 Bidwell Street
1913 Unnumbered house on Trafalgar Street
1914 North side Trafalgar Street east of Patterson Avenue (McKay)
1915 and 1916 McKay Post Office (no specific street address) (listed as John H. Murray)
1917 to 1920 Not listed under Vancouver names
1921 Unnumbered on Trafalgar Street in directory. 4319 Trafalgar Street in 1921 Canada census.
1922 to 1946 4319 Trafalgar Street (under Burnaby names from 1938 to 1946).
1947 to 1949 Not listed under Vancouver or Burnaby names
1950 to 1955 3937 Neville Street (Burnaby)
1959 4505 Neville Street (Susan Lucinda Eleanor Murray: death certificate).

From 1899 to 1902, John was a clerk at George Hobson’s grocery store. (George Hobson lived at 1928 Nelson Street from 1900 to 1923. Further information appears on this page: https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-a-m/biographies-h/hobson-george-1860-1923/.)

In 1903 John started a grocery business with William Henry Keltie Russell, who lived at 1214 Denman Street in 1902 and 1903. (Further information on William Henry Keltie Russell appears on this page: https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-n-z/biographies-r/russell-william-henry-keltie-1862-1924/.)

On July 12, 1904, in Concord, New Hampshire, John married Susan Lucinda Ellinor Orr. She was born in Quebec on January 12, 1875. Her parents were John Orr and Agnes Elizabeth Hall.

New England Historical Genealogical Society; New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records, Concord, New Hampshire; New Hampshire, Marriage and Divorce Records, 1659-1947. Ancestry,com. New Hampshire, Marriage and Divorce Records, 1659-1947 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Name: John Anderson Murray; Gender: Male; Race: White; Marriage Age: 28; Record Type: Marriage; Birth Year: abt 1876; Birth Place: Paris, Ont; Marriage Date: 12 Jul 1904; Marriage Place: Concord, New Hampshire, USA; Father: James S Murray; Mother: Jessie Smith; Spouse: Susan Ellinor Orr.

New England Historical Genealogical Society; New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records, Concord, New Hampshire; New Hampshire, Marriage and Divorce Records, 1659-1947. Ancestry,com. New Hampshire, Marriage and Divorce Records, 1659-1947 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Name: John Anderson Murray; Gender: Male; Race: White; Marriage Age: 28; Record Type: Marriage; Birth Year: abt 1876; Birth Place: Paris, Ont; Marriage Date: 12 Jul 1904; Marriage Place: Concord, New Hampshire, USA; Father: James S Murray; Mother: Jessie Smith; Spouse: Susan Ellinor Orr.

After their marriage, John and Susan lived in the Vancouver area.

John continued to work as a grocer until about 1906.

By 1908 he was an employee of Northern Securities Limited. He continued to work for Northern Securities until the mid-1920s.

In 1909 he became a notary public.

The Chilliwack Progress, December 29, 1909, page 2, column 3.

The Chilliwack Progress, December 29, 1909, page 2, column 3.

In 1910 John applied to buy land near François Lake in central British Columbia.

By 1927, John was a salesman with the National Biscuit Company.

John died in Burnaby, British Columbia on April 17, 1955. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Susan died in Vancouver on April 9, 1959. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

John and Susan had the following children.

 

Jessie Agnes Murray

Jessie Agnes Murray was born in British Columbia about 1906.

In 1911 and 1921 she was living with her parents.

She later studied nursing. In the late 1930s she worked as a nurse on ships sailing to Hawaii.

In 1953, she was living with her parents in Burnaby, British Columbia. She was still working as a nurse. She was not married.

Ancestry.com. Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Voters Lists, Federal Elections, 1935–1980. R1003-6-3-E (RG113-B). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa Ontario, Canada. Name: Miss Jessie Agnes Murray; Gender: F (Female); Occupation: Nurse; Year: 1953; Location: Burnaby; Richmond, British Columbia, Canada; Electoral District: Burnaby-Richmond.

Ancestry.com. Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Voters Lists, Federal Elections, 1935–1980. R1003-6-3-E (RG113-B). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa Ontario, Canada. Name: Miss Jessie Agnes Murray; Gender: F (Female); Occupation: Nurse; Year: 1953; Location: Burnaby; Richmond, British Columbia, Canada; Electoral District: Burnaby-Richmond.

She was a nurse with the Canadian Red Cross in 1955.

In 1968, she was living at 6677 Sussex Avenue in Burnaby.

Ancestry.com. Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Voters Lists, Federal Elections, 1935–1980. R1003-6-3-E (RG113-B). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Name: Jessie A Murray; Year: 1968; Location: Burnaby; Seymour, British Columbia, Canada; Electoral District: Burnaby-Seymour.

Ancestry.com. Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Voters Lists, Federal Elections, 1935–1980. R1003-6-3-E (RG113-B). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Name: Jessie A Murray; Year: 1968; Location: Burnaby; Seymour, British Columbia, Canada; Electoral District: Burnaby-Seymour.

No further information is available for her.

 

Grace Wallace Murray

Grace Wallace Murray was born in British Columbia on December 25, 1907 (some sources say 1906).

In 1911 and 1921 she was living with her parents.

On August 20, 1938, in Burnaby, British Columbia, she married Angus Herbert MacLean, who was a clerk. He was born in Victoria, British Columbia, on August 14, 1907. His parents were Angus Edward MacLean and Jessie Marie Urquhart.

In 1946, Angus and Grace moved to Modesto, California.

The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Blaine, Washington, 1924-1956; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 - 2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: 2675039; Roll Number: 014. Ancestry.com. U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Angus Herbert MacLean; Gender: Male; Race/Nationality: Scotch (Scotish); Age: 38; Birth Date: 14 Aug 1907; Birth Place: Victoria, British Columbia; Arrival date: 28 Mar 1946; Port of Arrival: Blaine, Washington, USA; Residence Place: Chilliwack, British Columbia; Record Type: Cards.

The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Blaine, Washington, 1924-1956; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 – 2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: 2675039; Roll Number: 014. Ancestry.com. U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Angus Herbert MacLean; Gender: Male; Race/Nationality: Scotch (Scotish); Age: 38; Birth Date: 14 Aug 1907; Birth Place: Victoria, British Columbia; Arrival date: 28 Mar 1946; Port of Arrival: Blaine, Washington, USA; Residence Place: Chilliwack, British Columbia; Record Type: Cards.

Angus died in Alameda, California, on March 18, 1972.

Grace died in Contra Costa, California, on November 8, 1981.

 

Sources

James Shaw Murray (father of John Anderson Murray)

“Canada Marriages, 1661-1949,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2GP-F9R : 10 February 2018), James S. Murray and Jessie Smith, 12 Jan 1864; citing Oxford, Ontario, Canada, reference 2:3CR4ZZR; FHL microfilm 1,030,062.

“Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2CB-356P : 16 March 2018), James S Murray and Jessie Smith, 12 Jan 1864; citing Oxford, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,030,062.

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47G-46J : 11 March 2018), James Murray, Blenheim, North Oxford, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 63, line 1; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9913, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,745.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLB-DFW : 3 August 2016), James S Murray, Woodstock, Oxford North, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148162.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHL1-J4J : 18 March 2018), James Murray, Oxford (north/nord), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 3, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9G-153L : 16 March 2018), James Murray, 1911; citing Census, Oxford North Sub-Districts 1-49, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,515.

 

Janet (Jessie) Smith (father of John Anderson Murray)

“Canada Marriages, 1661-1949,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2GP-F9G : 10 February 2018), James S. Murray and Jessie Smith, 12 Jan 1864; citing Oxford, Ontario, Canada, reference 2:3CR4ZZR; FHL microfilm 1,030,062.

“Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2CB-35X6 : 16 March 2018), James S Murray and Jessie Smith, 12 Jan 1864; citing Oxford, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,030,062.

 

John Anderson Murray

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-RP3 : 18 March 2018), John A Murray in household of George Mitchell, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 2, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=59881&highlight=19&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+John+A.+Murray.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MP2Q : 16 March 2018), J A Murray, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, John Anderson Murray, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 17; Census Place: Burnaby, New Westminster, British Columbia; Page Number: 14. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRD-B89 : 8 November 2017), John Anderson Murray, 1955; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/0014fbe4-b2ed-4c14-a916-8506ac5ef02a.

 

John Orr (father of Susan Lucinda Eleanor Orr)

O’brien – Ovens; Books by Gwen; http://www.booksbygwen.ca/database/o: “John Orr b 13 March 1837 at New Armagh, Que, d 1 May 1924 at Vancouver, BC, m 1″ on 9 March 1865 at New Armagh, Que to Eliza Jane Bridgette b c 1848, d 16 Jan 1866 at St Sylvestre, and m 2nd on 8 Oct 1866 at Leeds, Que to Agnes Elizabeth Hall, b 23 Oct 1843, d 1912 at Concord, NH, bur Leeds. Lived St-Sylvestre.”

 

Agnes Elizabeth Hall (mother of Susan Lucinda Eleanor Orr)

O’brien – Ovens; Books by Gwen; http://www.booksbygwen.ca/database/o: “John Orr b 13 March 1837 at New Armagh, Que, d 1 May 1924 at Vancouver, BC, m 1″ on 9 March 1865 at New Armagh, Que to Eliza Jane Bridgette b c 1848, d 16 Jan 1866 at St Sylvestre, and m 2nd on 8 Oct 1866 at Leeds, Que to Agnes Elizabeth Hall, b 23 Oct 1843, d 1912 at Concord, NH, bur Leeds. Lived St-Sylvestre.”

 

Susan Lucinda Ellinor Orr (wife of John Anderson Murray)

O’Brien – Ovens; Books by Gwen; http://www.booksbygwen.ca/database/o: “Susan Eleanor Lucinda Orr b 12 Jan 1875 at Sy Sylvestre, d 1959 at Burnaby, BC, m 1904 at Concord, NH to John Anderson Murray.”

Institut Généalogique Drouin; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Author: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Ancestry.com. Quebec, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1968 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2008. Name: S L E Orr [Susan Lucinda Elleanor Orr]; Religion: Methodist; Event Type: Baptême (Baptism); Baptism Date: 1875; Baptism Place: Leeds Mégantic, Québec (Quebec); Place of Worship or Institution: Methodist Church.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MP27 : 16 March 2018), Nellie Murray in entry for J A Murray, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Nellie Susan Murray [indexed as Mallie Susan Murray] in household of John Anderson Murray, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 17; Census Place: Burnaby, New Westminster, British Columbia; Page Number: 14. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRV-1JX : 8 November 2017), Susan Lucinda Eleanor Murray, 1959; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/231c5074-1179-4058-a795-b874b00698fb.

 

Agnes Jessie Murray (daughter of John Anderson Murray) Grace Murray

O’Brien – Ovens; Books by Gwen; http://www.booksbygwen.ca/database/o: “Jessie Agnes Murray b 1906”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MP2W : 16 March 2018), Agnes Murray in entry for J A Murray, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Agnes Jessie Murray in household of John Anderson Murray, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 17; Census Place: Burnaby, New Westminster, British Columbia; Page Number: 14. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Honolulu, Hawaii, compiled 08/1912 – 11/1954; National Archives Microfilm Publication: A3569; Roll: 107; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 – 2004; Record Group Number: RG 85. Ancestry.com. Honolulu, Hawaii, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1900-1959 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Name: Jessie Agnes Murray; Arrival Age: 31; Gender: Female; Birth Year: abt 1906; Port of Departure: Vancouver, British Columbia; Ship: Empress Of Asia; Port of Arrival: Honolulu, Hawaii; Arrival date: 25 Jan 1937; Race: Canadian.

 

Grace Wallace Murray (daughter of John Anderson Murray)

O’Brien – Ovens; Books by Gwen; http://www.booksbygwen.ca/database/o: “Grace Wallace Murray b 1907 at Vancouver, d 1981 at Concord, Calif, m Angus Herbert MacLean.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MP24 : 16 March 2018), Grace Murray in entry for J A Murray, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Grace Wallace Murray in household of John Anderson Murray, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 17; Census Place: Burnaby, New Westminster, British Columbia; Page Number: 14. Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MR-1752 : 2 February 2016), Angus Herbert MacLean and Grace Wallace Murray, 1938.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGBK-YKL : 26 November 2014), Grace Wallace Maclean, 08 Nov 1981; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JG3B-V5M : 20 May 2014), Grace  Maclean, Nov 1981; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

 

Angus Herbert MacLean (husband of Grace Wallace Murray)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-3G59 : 16 March 2018), Angus Herbert Mclean in entry for Angus Edward Mclean, 1911; citing Census, Victoria City Sub-Districts 1-14, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,663.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MR-1752 : 2 February 2016), Angus Herbert MacLean and Grace Wallace Murray, 1938.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPHN-H5S : 26 November 2014), Angus H Maclean, 18 Mar 1972; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V3LB-KNP : 20 May 2014), Angus  Maclean, Mar 1972; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).