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Flora McDonnell McMurray  

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THE LEADER ADVOCATE  
Thursday, March 12, 1931  

RESIDENT, 83 YEARS, DIES THURS. A, M.
RESIDENT OF SHAWANO FOR FOR 24 YEARS.

Funeral services were held Saturday morning at the Sacred Heart Catholic church for Mrs. Flora McMurray, 83, who died on Thursday at the home of her niece, Mrs. J. C. Schweers, where she had been living for the past 8 years. Mrs McMurray had been ill for two weeks previous to her demise, suffering with general infirmities due to old age.

The deceased was born at St. Andrews, Ont., on March 24, 1847. She was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Duncan McDonnell and came to the United States with them at an early age. They made their home on a farm near Peshtigo until 1871 when fire destroyed all their possessions, and the parents returned to Canada. Mrs. McMurray had married a young carpenter, in 1870, Thomas McMurray, both survived the fire. Mr. McMurray helped rebuild the city and a few years later they moved to Seymour, then to Cecil where they lived for 20 years and where Mr. McMurray was village president for a number of years. After the death of her husband, 24 years ago, Mrs. McMurray came to Shawano, making her home with a sister and brother, Mrs. D. A. McDonell and John McDonell. Upon their death she moved to the Schweers home where she lived since.

Surviving her are 5 nieces, Mrs. Schweers, Miss Belle Masterson, Milwaukee, Miss Clara McDonnell and Mrs. George Fiedler, Seymour, Mrs. Pearl Nichol, Marinette, and three nephews, W. A. McDonell, Shawano, Charles McDonell, Milwaukee and Frank McDonell, Oshkosh.

Rev. J.J. Loerke officiated at the funeral and burial was made at the Sacred Heart cemetery. Pallbearers were John Long, W, F. Tobin, George J. Schultz, Walter J. Dolan, Anton Lieg and Otto P. Olson. The Christian Mothers Society of which the deceased was a member, attended in a body.

Among those from out of town attending the funeral were Mr. & Mrs. I. H. Miller, Gillett; Mr. & Mrs. George Fiedler, Miss Cora McDonell, Mrs. John Stewart, Mrs. Clara Culbertson, Mrs. Chas. Prosser, Mrs. Gehling, all of Seymour; Miss Catherine Schweers, Miss Belle Masterson and Charles McDonell, Milwaukee, and Miss Dorothy McDonell, Appleton.


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