Ernest Leonard Murray 1901 to 1948

Son of Archibald Murray and Catherine Murray

Born: 6/7/1901

Died: 2/7/1948

Died unmarried.


“The Hugh Murray~Margaret Beattie Family History 1996 by their descendants”:

Ernest Leonard Murray was born 6 July 1901 and lived his early life at Bo Bo creek and later “Jump Up”, Tinonee when the family moved there.

He worked the farm, but was later on to garden for Dr A Muscio in Taree, where he lived for many years.

Lennie was deaf and did not have good health.

He was a keen photgrapher, always ready to take photos of the families. He was musical and played the button accordian on family occasions. It will be remembered he always enjoyed an argument.

After his parents died, he lived mostly with brother Duncan and sister-in-law Ruby, whom he always called “Jumbo” and “Susie”. He visited all his other close relatives on his motorbike with a side car for passengers. Many visits were made to sister Beattie Milligan, of Bulby.

After Duncan died, Lennie made his home at Burrell Creek. He enlisted in the 2nd Australian Infantry Forces but was discharged owing to his deafness.

When his health failed, he returned to live with Ruby and her son, Donald, then residing in Taree. There he passed away on 2 July 1948 aged 46 years. Lennie never married and is buried in Tinonee Cemetery.


The Northern Champion – Wednesday 7 July 1948


After a long period of indifferent health, Mr Ernest Leonard Murray, of Old Bar, passed away on Friday at the home of Mrs R. R. Murray, of Macquarie Street. Taree.

He was a son of the late Mr and Mrs Archibald Murray, of Bo Bo, and was 46 years of age.

The whole of his life was spent in the Tinonee and Taree districts, and latterly at Old Bar.

The late Mr Murray never married.

He is survived by a brother, Mr A. L. Murray, of Taree.

The following brothers and sisters predeceased him: Messrs Duncan and Denham Murray (Tinonee), Arthur and Edwin (Taree), Mesdames J. J. Milligan (Hillview. Tinonee) and Herb Mudford (Tinonee).

At 3 p.m. on Saturday a service was conducted at the Free Presbyterian Church, Tinonee, following which the remains were interred in the Tinonee cemetery.

Rev. M. C. Ramsay conducted the services at the church and graveside, and Mr W. T. Howard was the undertaker.


The Manning River Times and Advocate for the Northern Districts of New South Wales – Saturday 3 July 1948


The death occurred at the residence of Mrs. R. R.  Murray, Macquarie Street, Taree, yesterday (Friday), of Mr. Ernest Leonard Murray of Old Bar.

A service will be held at the Free Presbyterian Church, Tinonee, at 3 p.m. to-day (Saturday), prior to the funeral leaving for Tinonee cemetery.

Mr. W T Howard is the undertaker.