Catherine Murray 1857 to 1926

Catherine Murray was a granddaughter of John Murray and Isabella Scott who emigrated to Australia.

Born: 5/7/1857

Died: 31/1/1926

Married Archibald Murray in 1881 in Wingham.


The Wingham Chronicle and Manning River Observer – Friday 5th February 1926


Mrs. Archibald Murray, an old and popular resident of Tinonee, died in her sleep at her home on Saturday night, aged 68 years.

Deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. James Murray, of Oxley Island, and was born opposite Killawarra.

About 44 years ago she married at Oxley Island and went to reside on her husband’s farm between Tinonee and Bo Bo.

She was a strong, healthy woman until three or four years ago, when she bad a stroke, which practically invalided her for the remainder of her life.

She was able to get about, but suffered from fits of giddiness.

Within the past several months the trouble extended to the body and legs and deceased had to resort to crutches.

During Saturday night she awakened her husband and said her head was bad, and a little while later her husband discovered that she was dead.

Possessed of a splendid disposition, deceased made numerous friends.

She was highly thought of by all who knew her. Her husband was an elder of the Free Presbyterian Church and deceased was a loyal adherent.

She was a devoted Christian, who put nothing before her God, as one of her friends remarked.

The husband, five sons and one daughter survive to mourn the loss of a sterling wife and mother. The sons are Messrs. Edwin Ewan (Taree), Duncan McIntyre (Bo Bo), Albert (Kimbriki), Arthur (at home), Denny (Tinonee), and Leonard (Bo Bo). The daughter is Mrs. John Milligan (Bulby). Another daughter (Mrs. Herbert Mudford) predeceased her.

Messrs. Albert and Denny did service in the big war.

Brothers of deceased axe Messrs. John (Taree), Allan (Taree), James (Oxley Island), and Hugh (Kolodong).

There are also four sisters living — Mrs. Robert Murray (Kimbriki), Mrs. F. Reynolds (Bunyah),  Mrs. James Murray (Bunyah), and Miss Jessie Murray (Sydney). – Three who predeceased her were Mrs. John Murray (Bunyah), Mrs. Alfred Gordon (Richmond River) and Mrs. James Gordon (Darawank).