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A collection of correspondence, newspapers, photographs, and other writings related to the Murray-Burwell family in the early to mid-1900s.

David James Murray was born on October 19, 1873 in Pennsylvania and moved to Kansas when he was three years of age. In 1896 David married Mary Selvey (1878-1959) in Cherokee, Kansas. They would have five children. In 1902 their child Marguerite was born in Weir, Kansas. In Weir, David worked in the mines until 1930 when he transferred to the McNally plant in Pittsburg, Kansas. David passed away on December 12, 1943. Jack W. Burwell was born on July 25, 1896. He served in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. Marguerite Murray and Jack Burwell were married in Columbus, Kansas in November of 1930. They had two children, David and Mary. The family briefly lived in California, in San Pedro and San Francisco. On October 22, 1945, Jack enlisted in the Coast Artillery Corps or Army Mine Planter Service at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He was a Master Sergeant in the Army and an electrician as a civilian. During the war, his family lived in Pittsburg, Kansas. Marguerite passed away on January 27, 1983 and Jack passed away on August 8, 1979.

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Business and Industry, Military and War, Social Life and Customs


Arts and Humanities | Business | Engineering

Size of Collection

.2 linear feet

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0259

Murray-Burwell Family Collection, 1870-1951



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