Gertrude Brown

Gertrude Brown

Female 1851 - 1929  (77 years)

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  • Name Gertrude Brown 
    Born 18 Dec 1851  Bainbridge, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 3 Jan 1929  At the home of her son Frank C Murrah, Herrin, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4965  Williams Genealogy
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2014 

    Children 
     1. Frank C. Murrah
     2. Charles C. Murrah
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F1607  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Henry Clay Murrah
              b.
    11 Apr 1847, Nashville, Robertson Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location
              d.
    9 Jun 1920  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 3 Oct 1880  home of her parents Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Frank C. Murrah
     2. Charles C. Murrah
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F1608  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Dec 1851 - Bainbridge, IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Jan 1929 - At the home of her son Frank C Murrah, Herrin, IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Creal Springs Seminary, Creal Springs , IL

Built by Henry Clay Murrah
    Creal Springs Seminary, Creal Springs , IL Built by Henry Clay Murrah

  • Notes 
    • Gertrude Brown Murrah (1851-1929) was born near Bainbridge where her father, Captain John Brown, ran the tannery yard. She attended Brownville School, then the colleges at Carbondale and Ewing, and was graduated with honor at Mount Carroll seminary, now Frances Shimer College. Her church membership was at Hurricane. In 1877 she was a candidate for county superintendent of schools. Both parties offered her their nomination, but she preferred to run as an independent. With her father driving the buggy, she campaigned from farm to farm through the county. But the party vote defeated her, and Dr. James M. Fowler was elected.

      Teaching and county institute work occupied her until she became the wife of Henry Clay Murrah (1847-1920), a classmate at Ewing College, a fellow teacher, and a merchant at Frankfort. Together they built Creal Springs Seminary. Their sons are Dr. Frank C. Murrah of Herrin and Charles C. Murrah, state?s attorney in 1932-1936.

      http://www.wcihs.org/history/creal-springs-seminary-college/