Isabelle Irene Murray 1897 to 1950

Daughter of James Clarkin Kennedy and Emily Joyce

Born 26/4/1897

Died 31/8/1950

Married Hugh James Denham Murray in 1920 in Tinonee.



The Northern Champion-Saturday 27 March 1920



A wedding was celebrated on Wednesday, 10 March, at the Presbyterian Church, Tinonee, when Isabel Irene (Bell) daughter of Mr and Mrs James Kennedy, of Comboyne, was married to Hugh James Denham (Denny), son of Mr and Mrs Archie Murray, of the Bo Bo.

The Rev. S. P. Stewart, officiated.

There was a large number of friends of the bride present.

The bride was given away by her father, and was attired in cream silk onduile trimmed with fringe and vet; and she carried a bouquet of mandovillas and asparagus fern.

Miss. Thelma Kennedy (cousin of the bride) was bridesmaid, wearing a pretty frock of white voile with, a picturesque hat to match; her bouquet being of pink roses and asparagus.

 The bridegroom, who saw a great deal of active service, was supported by his brother, Arthur (late A.I.F., and now of Sydney.)

After the ceremony the happy couple left on their honeymoon bound for Port Macquarie.

The brides travelling dress was of  mole crepe-de-chine with hat to match.

A large  number of friends gathered around the motor car and as it moved off were given three hearty cheers in true Australian fashion.


The Northern Champion – Wednesday 28 June 1944

Farewell to Mr. and Mrs. Denny Murray

Recently a happy evening was spent in the Protestant Hall, Taree, when the local Free Presbyterian congregation farewelled Mr and Mrs H. J. D. (Denny) Murray and family.

The proceedings began with games and singing which were continued until supper was served then Rev. M.C. Ramsay speaking of the purpose of the gathering, said that Mr Murray had served in the Great War and at the beginning of the present war had offered his services again and served for a considerable period until, on account of ill-health, he was discharged.

Mrs Murray had nobly supported her husband in these sacrifices. Their guests were about to return their old home near Tinonee, where they, would be associated once again with the congregation there.

Representatives of the congregation and Sabbath school then spoke extending best wishes to Mr and Mrs Murray and family.

The minister on behalf- of the congregation, handed to Mr and Mrs Murray a Bible suitably inscribed and to May, Ted and Nancye suitable gifts.

For Archie, who is on active service, there was handed to his parents a gift of money.

The presence of’ a number of Sydney friends contributed to the success of the gathering, which was a particularly happy one.


The Northern Champion  – Saturday 2 September 1950



A very popular resident of Tinonee, in the person of Mrs Isabelle Irene Murray, passed away in Carlyle Private Hospital, Wingham, on Thursday morning.

She had been a sufferer with heart trouble and the end was not unexpected. She was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs James C. Kennedy, and was born at Port Macquarie 53 years ago.

Her girlhood was spent at Port Macquarie, Rollands Plains, Comboyne, and then the family moved to Tinonee, where the subject of this notice was married 30 years ago to Mr Hugh James Denham Murray, who passed away five years ago.

Mrs Murray spent the remainder of her life at Tinonee, where she was loved and respected by all who knew her.

She possessed a friendly disposition,, enjoying dancing, tennis and other social pastimes. Two sons and two daughters survive her, namely Messrs John Archibald Murray (Tinonee), Edward Denham Murray (Taree), Beatrice May (Mrs Leo Franklin, Macksville), and Nancye Isabelle, aged 11 (at home).

One son predeceased her.

Brothers are Messrs Cyril Kennedy (Port Macquarie), Roy (Bellingen), James (Gloucester), Daniel (Old Bar), and the only sister is Mrs W. Swan (Comboyne).

At 2 p.m. on Friday a service was conducted at the Free Presbyterian Church, Tinonee, following which the remains were laid to rest in the Tinonee cemetery. Rev. M.. ,C. Ramsay conducted the services at the church and graveside, and. Mr W. T. Howard carried out the funeral arrangements.


Manning River Times and Advocate for the Northern Coast Districts of New South Wales – Saturday 2 September 1950


The death occurred at Carlyle Private Hospital, Wingham, on Thursday morning of Mrs. Isabelle Irene Murray, of Tinonee, in her 54th year.

Mrs. Murray who lived most of her married life in Tinonee was the widow of Mr. Denny Murray, who predeceased her five years ago.

They were married at the Free Presbyterian Church, Tinonee thirty years ago.

Mrs. Murray was the eldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Kennedy, of Comboyne.

Deceased who had not been in the best of health for many years was a quiet home-loving woman and was greatly attached to her family of two sons and two daughters.

The sons are John Archibald (Bootawa), Edwin Denham (Taree). The daughters are Mae (Mrs. Leo Franklin), of Macksville and Nancye, of Tinonee.

Mrs. Murray is survived by three brothers and one sister, Mrs. Mae Swan, of Comboyne.

The funeral to the Tinonee Cemetery left the Free Presbyterian Church, Tinonee on Friday after a service which commenced at 2 p.m.

The services at the church and graveside were conducted by the Rev M. C. Ramsay. Funeral arrangements were conducted by Mr. W. T. Howard.


Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales – Friday 7 March 1952

RE will of ISABELLE IRENE MURRAY (in the said will called Isabella Irene Murray), late of Tinonee, m the State of New South Wales, widow, deceased.—Probate granted by the Supreme Court of New South Wales on the 20th day of August, 1951.—Pursuant to the Wills, Probate and Administration Act, 1898-1940, Testator’s Family Maintenance and Guardianship of Infants Act, 1916-1938, and Trustee Act, 1925-1940, John Archibald Murray and James William Dennes, the executors of the will of the said Isabelle Irene Murray, who died on the 31st day of August, 1950, hereby give notice that creditors and others having any claim against or to the estate of the said deceased are required to send particulars of their claims to the said executors, care of the undersigned proctors, on or before the 10th day of June, 1952, at the expiration of which time the said executors will distribute tlie assets of the said deceased to the persons entitled, having regard only to the claims of which they then have notice.—Dated this 3rd day of March; 1952. L. O. MARTIN & SONS, Proctors for the Executors, 147 Victoria-street, Taree. By their Agent,—

L. O. Martin, Esq., Solicitor, 129 Pitt-street, Sydney. 770—£1 5s.