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Fanny Murray

Sept. 4, 1919, Index

Another of Idaho's pioneers passed into the Great Unknown yesterday morning, when Mrs. Fanny Murray answered the last call. Mrs. Murray had been an invalid the past six years, and her death was not unexpected. She passed her 78th birthday June. 16, 1919.

Fanny McAuliffe was born in Ireland June 16, 1841, and came to America in early womanhood, where, with Mrs. George Gardner, she made her home in the Boise Basin about 1879. In 1878 she married David Murray, and the first few years of her married life were spent at Centerville where Mr. Murray conducted a meat business. In the spring of '83 the family took up a homestead whiCh they still retain, near the Boise Payette mill on the edge of town.

Mrs. Murray was the mother of five children; three of whom survive her, two children andher husband having preceded her in death: David Murray Jr, Maggie Murray and Mrs. R. V. Eaton, all living in Emmett. All thru her life, Mrs. Murray was a devoted Christian, and her many acts of kindness are recalled by friends of the early days when true hospitality meant so much.

Funeral services were held this morning in the Catholic church, conducted by Father Reis and a large number of the early residents attended the funeral to pay their tribute to a kind friend. Interment was made in Riverside Cemetery.




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