Frank Gheen Murray1,2,3,4,5,6

M, (17 October 1918 - 1 November 1985)
     Frank Gheen Murray was born on 17 October 1918 at Old Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.3,4 He was the son of Wilbur Henry Murray and Kate Sweeley.1,2,5,7 Frank Gheen Murray married, at age 34, Peggy Ann Ivins, age 24, daughter of Leon T. Ivins and Isabelle [—?—], on Saturday, 21 March 1953 at Newberry Methodist Church, Newberry, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, by the Reverend E. Elbert Wilson and Reverend Bart E. Crites.8,5,6 Frank Gheen Murray died on 1 November 1985 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, at age 67 years and 15 days.2,3,4,6 He was buried in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, located in Cypress, Orange County, California.4
     He appeared on the census of 21 January 1920 in the household of Wilbur Henry Murray and Kate Sweeley at Old Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Frank Gheen Murray appeared on the census of 25 April 1930 in the household of Wilbur Henry Murray and Kate Sweeley at Old Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Frank Gheen Murray appeared on the census of 3 April 1940 in the household of Wilbur Henry Murray and Kate Sweeley at Old Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. The marriage announcement for Frank Gheen Murray and Peggy Ann Ivins was published on 21 March 1953 in the Gazette and Bulletin, printed in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. This announcement stated:

     To Reside in Los Angeles, Calif. Miss Peggy A. Ivins to Marry in Newberry Methodist Church Today

     A gown of French lace and nylon net over satin will be worn by Miss Peggy A. Ivins for her marriage today to Frank G. Murray. The ceremony will take place at 2 PM in Newberry Methodist Church.

     The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon T. Ivins, 926 Diamond Street.

     Mr. Murray is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur H. Murray, 2401 Mill Lane.

     Officiating at the double ring ceremony will be the Rev. E. Elbert Wilson, Waynesboro, and the Rev. Bart E. Crites. Miss Louise H. Stryker will present the wedding music and John D. O'Neill, Lansdowne, will be soloist.

     Mr. Ivins will escort his daughter to the altar, which will be arranged with calla lilies, palms and lighted candelabra. The bride-elect will wear a white gown styled with fitted bodice of French lace over satin featuring a shoulder-wide neckline edged in hand clipped lace. The bouffant skirt will feature panels of French lace and nylon net over satin. Miss Ivins will have a silk illusion fingertip veil which will cascade from a sculptured cap of matching lace edged insatin. She will carry a cascade arrangement of white feathered carnations, white fresia and maline.

     Miss Marian Antes, this city, will be maid of honor. Bridesmaids will be Mrs. William Sperow and Miss Frances Fisher, both of this city. The attendants gowns will be identically styled. Miss Antes will have a lavendar strapless nylon net over taffeta gown with shirred net draped over the shoulder and tiered skirt with matching velvet sash. The bridesmaids gowns will be of nile green. The attendants will wear short white gloves. Miss Antes will carry a cascade-bouquet of pink carnations, orchid sweet peas and maline. She will have a matching floral coronet. The bridesmaids will carry cascade arrangements of shell pink carnations, blue grape hyacinths and orchid sweet peas with maline. Their floral coronets will match their bouquets. Elinor Louise and Ruth Susan Ivins, sisters of the bride-elect, will be flower girls. They will wear nile green gowns of net over taffeta with gathered drop shoulder yokes and tiered skirts with matching velvet sashes. They will have short white gloves and will carry nosegays of feathered rose and shell pink carnations, blue grape hyacinths and orchid sweet peas with matching coronets.

     Fred T. Antes, Jr., will serve as best man for his cousin and ushers will be John G. Ivins, cousin of the bride-elect; Donald H. Jackson, brother-in-law of the prospective bridegroom; Vernon Eichelberger, all of this city, and Frank E. Frey, Jr., Sunbury, cousin of Mr. Murray.

     For her daughter's wedding Mrs. Ivins will wear a mauve dress, navy accessories and a white orchid corsage. Mrs. Murray will wear a mauve dress, navy accessories and a white orchid corsage.

     A reception will be held at The Village after which the bridal couple will leave for a wedding trip. They will reside in Los Angeles, Calif. For traveling Miss Ivins has chosen a mist blue suit, pink and navy accessories and a white orchid corsage.5


     The obituary for Kate Sweeley on 10 May 1978 in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, printed in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, listed Frank Gheen as her son.7

     Wilbur Henry Murray's obituary on 2 February 1982 Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, listed Frank Gheen as his son.1

     Gladys M. Murray's obituary on 16 August 2006 Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, stated that Frank Gheen Murray was her brother and preceeded her in death.2
Last Edited=29 Oct 2013

Children of Frank Gheen Murray and Peggy Ann Ivins

Citations

  1. [S1226] Wilbur H. Murray obituary, Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 2 February 1982, p. 19. James V. Brown Library, Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
  2. [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.
  3. [S1004] Social Security Death Index, RootsWeb online, at <http://ssdi.rootsweb.com> (Baltimore, Maryland: U.S. Social Security Administration, 12 December 2006 update). The SSDI component of RootsWeb online is drawn from the Social Security Death Benefits Index of the U.S. Social Security Administration. FRANK MURRAY, birth listed as 17 Oct 1918, died listed as Nov 1985, issued in the State of Pennsylvania. Last residence Seal Beach, Orange, CA, last benefit Seal Beach, Orange, CA. Accessed 18 Dec 2006.
  4. [S2347] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave.com, digital image, (<http://www.findagrave.com/>: accessed 25 October 2013), digital image, "tombstone for Frank G. Murray (1918-1985), Find A Grave Memorial No. 87458329, records for Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Cypress, California." Digital image by C. Bryan, record added 27 March 2012.
  5. [S2349] "To Reside in Los Angeles, Calif. Miss Peggy A. Ivins to Marry in Newberry Methodist Church Today," Gazette & Bulletin (Williamsport, Pennsylvania), 21 March 1953; digital image of newspaper page Cold North Wind, Inc. (http://www.paperofrecord.com), subscription database. Accessed 28 October 2013.
  6. [S2350] "Peggy I. Murray obituary," Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 30 March 2010, online archives (http://www.sungazette.com/page/content.detail/id/541381/… : accessed 24 October 2013). Kevin Leonard Sholder, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
  7. [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.
  8. [S2348] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave.com, digital image, (<http://www.findagrave.com/>: accessed 25 October 2013), digital image, "tombstone for Peggy A. [Ivans] Murray (1928-2010), Find A Grave Memorial No. 87458481, records for Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Cypress, California." Digital image by C. Bryan, record added 27 March 2012.