Richard du Mesnil Murrow

Richard du Mesnil Murrow

Male 1860 - 1934  (74 years)

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  • Name Richard du Mesnil Murrow 
    Address 1891-92  113 Atlantic, Jersey City, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 

     
    Born 17 Jan 1860  Lurgan, Co. Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Address 5523 S Carpenter Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptism 27 Mar 1860  Church of Christ the Redeemer Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 198 Wabash Av Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Salesman 
    Occupation 1891  Jersey City, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Blindmaker 
    Occupation 1892  Jersey City, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Salesman 
    Died 17 Dec 1934  Chicago, Cook Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 19 Dec 1934  Oakhill Cemetery, Cook Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From John Richard Murrow:

      Bachelor. Lived in Omaha, NE on arrival in the US. Moved to Chicago before 1894 and lived with his brother George William and his wife, Elizabeth, and his sister Louise Agnes.

      Appears to have been involved in administrative roles with the meatpacking industry both in Omaha and Chicago.

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      From death certificate:

      Place of death: home, 7307 S. Union Ave.

      Occupation: buyer, retail furniture

      Father: Richard Lewis Murrow, born Dublin, Ireland

      Mother: Louisa Jane Du Mesnil, born Westport, Ireland

      Informant: George W. Murrow

      Cause of death: chronic myocarditis

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      Funeral notice from John Murrow:

      Murrow

      Richard D. Murrow, Dec. 17

      Beloved brother of George W. Murrow, Mrs. Mary Louisa Orr, Mrs. Florence Hull of Atlanta, Ga.; Mrs. Louisa Jane Haslett of Belfast, Ireland, and Mrs. Nora Herdman of Kew Gardens, London

      Funeral services at chapel 5522 S. Halsted St.
      Wednesday 10 a.m. Interment Oak Hill

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      From John Murrow:

      George W. immigrated in 1884.
      Richard D.immigrated in 1888.

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      From John Murrow:

      Uncle Dick was just a year younger than his brother George, who came to the United States in 1880 at the age of 21. Eight years later, Dick followed his brother to Omaha. When George relocated with his young family to Chicago, Dick followed him there as well. Once in Chicago, yet another brother, Gerald Victor--who preferred to use his middle name--joined the family from Lurgan.

      My dad told me that Uncle Dick worked for a major furniture retailer in Chicago, and so he was able to acquire beautiful pieces of both furniture and oriental carpets for all members of the family. We still have some of the things that he bought. Additionally, he was a Sunday painter, and in his sitting room of the large apartment that he shared with his brother and his brother's family he would set up his easel and paint landscapes. Dad visited his grandparents, Aunt Louise and Uncle Dick every Sunday from the time he was a toddler until he left for the army.
    Person ID I1681  Hull
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2015 

    Father Richard Lewis Murrow,   b. 8 Jan 1834, 2 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1898, Belfast, Co. Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Louisa Jane Mesney,   b. Abt 1829,   d. 10 Aug 1878, Belfast, Co. Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Married 17 Jan 1853  St. Saviour's Parish, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F073  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Richard du Mesnil Murrow
    Richard du Mesnil Murrow
    Fishing
    Richard du Mesnil Murrow
    Richard du Mesnil Murrow
    In his office

  • Sources 
    1. [S15106] Baptisms solemnized in the Parish of Shankill in the County of Armagh, in the Year 1860, Page 35.
      March 27. [Blank]. Richard McMesnil. Richard Louis & Louisa Jane Murrow. Lurgan. [Illegible].

    2. [S17082] Marriage Certificate.
      RLM age 20, Bachelor, Draper, Christ Church, Dublin, Richard Murrow, Draper
      LJM age 23, Spinster, -, St. Saviours, William Mesney, Revenue Officer
      Witnesses W. Mesney, Mary Mesney
      GRO Jan-Mar Volume 5b Page 307 No. 173


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