Kate Sweeley1,2,3,4

F, (22 September 1891 - 10 May 1978)
     Kate Sweeley was born on 22 September 1891 at North Bend, Chapman Township, Clinton County, Pennsylvania.3,1 She was the daughter of Franklin Peter Sweeley and Ellen E. Gheen.1,5 Kate Sweeley married, at age 19, Wilbur Henry Murray, age 20, son of Michael C. Murray and Clara Sholder, in June 1911 at Newberry Methodist Church, Newberry, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, by the Reverend J. E. Bucke.6,1,2 Kate Sweeley died on 10 May 1978 at home of Wilbur and Kate Murray, 277 Grimesville Road, Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, at age 86 years, 7 months and 18 days.1,2,3 She was buried on 13 May 1978 in the Wildwood Cemetery, located in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. The funeral service was officiated by Reverend Karl S. Fetterman.1
     Kate Sweeley was also known as Catherine.5 She appeared on the census of 1 June 1900 in the household of Franklin Peter Sweeley and Ellen E. Gheen at Pine Creek Township, Clinton County, Pennsylvania. Kate Sweeley appeared on the census of 2 May 1910 in the household of Franklin Peter Sweeley and Ellen E. Gheen at Old Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Kate Sweeley and Wilbur Henry Murray appeared on the census of 21 January 1920 at Old Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Kate Sweeley and Wilbur Henry Murray appeared on the census of 25 April 1930 at Old Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Kate Sweeley and Wilbur Henry Murray appeared on the census of 3 April 1940 at Old Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Her obituary was published on 10 May 1978 in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, printed in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Her obituary stated:

     Mrs. Wilbur H. Murray

     Mrs. Kate S. Murray, 86, wife of Wilbur H. Murray, of 277 Grimesville Road, died at her home at 1 a.m. today, Wednesday, May 10, 1978.

     Mrs. Murray was a member of Newberry United Methodist Church and its McKendree Reilly Sunday School Class.

     She and her husband would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary next month.

     Born at North Bend Sept. 22, 1891, she was a daughter of Frank P. and Ellen Gheen Sweeley.

     Surviving, besides her husband, are a son, Frank G., of Seal Beach, Calif; two daughters, Miss Aline Murray, at home, and Mrs. Donald H. Jackson, of this city, four grandsons and five great-grandchildren.

     The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Knight's, 1914 Memorial Avenue, with the Rev. Karl S. Fetterman, her pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. There will be no visitation.1
Last Edited=2 Nov 2013

Children of Kate Sweeley and Wilbur Henry Murray

Citations

  1. [S1006] Mrs. Wilbur H. Murray obituary, Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 10 May 1978, p. 41. The original was copied from microfilm held at the James V. Brown library of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, film number 413, 1 April 1978 through 15 May 1978. James V. Brown Library, Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1226] Wilbur H. Murray obituary, Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 2 February 1982, p. 19. James V. Brown Library, Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
  3. [S151] Social Security Death Index, RootsWeb online, at http://ssdi.rootsweb.com (Baltimore, Maryland: U.S. Social Security Administration, January 2004 update). The SSDI component of RootsWeb online is drawn from the Social Security Death Benefits Index of the U.S. Social Security Administration. KATE MURRAY, birth listed as 22 Sep 1891, died listed as May 1978, issued in the State of Pennsylvania. Last residence Williamsport, Lycoming, PA, last benefit (none specified). Accessed 29 Feb 2004.
  4. [S972] Gladys M. Jackson obituary, Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 16 August 2006. Original obituary available in print or online for 30 days from publication at: http://www.sungazette.com/obituaries/sections.asp. Kevin Leonard Sholder, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
  5. [S2351] Harold (ZiepMeister) Bower Jr., Green-Bower Kin and Kith, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/50095602/ (Tallahassee, Leon, Florida, USA: page last updated 2013) viewed on 30 October 2013.
  6. [S1007] Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur H. Murray, anniversay announcement, undated clipping from an unidentified newspaper presumably from a local paper in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The original article was from a scrapbook of personal memorabilia compiled by Johanna (Weiss) Edler (1915-1999) through out her life. Viewed in the home of her daughter Donna (Edler) Sayah on 1 June 1999, by Kevin Sholder. Donna Lee Edler, Montoursville, Pennsylvania, USA.