Sentimental Sunday: Three Generations of McMurray Dads

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Three generations of McMurray Dads: Dr. Edward A. McMurray, Sr. on left, his mother Lynette (Payne) McMurray holding his son Edward A. McMurray, Jr., and her husband and Dr. McMurray’s father, Will McMurray, on right. circa 1924-5.

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Today, Father’s Day, is a great day to get sentimental about the dads in our family- we wouldn’t be US without them!

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

  1. Family treasure chest of photos.

 

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Mystery Monday: Wiley A. Murrell and the Committee of Vigilance

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Botetourt Co. VA Committee of Vigilance. See 2-3 lines down from highlighted area- “Wiley A. Murrell,” and “Jas. A. Murrell.” Richmond Enquirer, 12 March 1840, Botetourt County, Vol. 36, No. 102, Page 4, Col. 2, via VirginiaChronicle.com. (Click to enlarge.)

 

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Our new, exciting find of the name of Wiley Anderson Murrell (1805-1885) in a newspaper gives us a bit of interesting information about him even though it is only a list. It also brings a bit of a mystery.

The heading of the paragraph in which we find his name is “Committee of Vigilance.” So what is this committee? And why are there so many- about 143 total- listed on the committee?

A Google search for ‘committee of vigilance’ indicates that these were groups of private citizens who helped maintain law and order, especially in frontier or sparsely populated areas where governmental law enforcement was insufficient.

In 1840, the County of Botetourt (pronounced “Bot-ih-tot” by locals) had a population of 11, 679 persons. The county had actually lost about 28% of its population since the previous census year (1830), but that was because the county of Roanoke was formed out of Botetourt, taking about 30% of the land. So the population likely did not become more sparse during that decade.

Doing some rough calculations for square miles, the population may have been about 15 persons/square mile. That may have been sparse enough that law enforcement would have needed help by the citizens. Since the county is bounded on the northwest by the Appalachian Mountains and on the southeast by the Blue Ridge Mountains, there is some rugged land there despite the majority of the county being in the Roanoke River Valley. Some of the mountains rise over 4,000 ft., so that was a lot of land for law enforcement to control.

Politically, abolition was one of the great divisors of our society even back in 1830-1840. The Nat Turner Rebellion, a Virginia uprising of slaves in which 57 whites were killed, occurred in 1831, and other violence across the country occurred between slave owners and those who were anti-slavery. The Panic of 1837 occurred when New York City banks failed and unemployment levels were high, and climbing higher. (History repeats itself.)

“Aftermath of the Panic of 1837”- caricature by Edward Williams Clay, 1837. Lithograph image in public domain, via Wikipedia.com.

This Botetourt Co. Committee of Vigilance was formed at the Democratic State Convention on 22 Feb 1840. Other counties also had their own committees.

A man’s politics (women could not vote, of course) was important back in those days, and known to all the neighbors. The Democrats had elected Martin Van Buren as President in 1836, and he was to become the candidate again in 1840 at the national convention. The convention was unable to decide on a Vice-Presidential candidate, however, and three men divided that vote within the Electoral College.

The Whigs- there were no Republicans as we know them at that point- for the first time decided to support one candidate instead of several. They chose William Henry Harrison, who, although born in Virginia, was considered a Northerner since Ohio was his residence. Harrison was wealthy and well-educated, born of wealthy planters and himself a slave-owner, and a ‘hero’ of the Indian Wars. Despite all this, he was promoted as a ‘common man’ with a ‘log cabin’ image.

The Harrison campaign painted Van Buren as snobbish and out of touch with his constituents, wealthy, and extravagant with the taxes of the American people. Van Buren, however, was of ‘common’ stock in reality, as his father was a tavern-keeper. As President, he had refused to admit Texas to the Union as it would have upset the balance of slave and free states. (He later ran as an abolitionist.) Van Buren was the first American President who was born an American citizen, not British.

Rather than talk about actual important national issues, in 1840 the Whigs focused on the failed policies of the President’s Democratic administration. This was the first election in which a candidate actually campaigned, and the Whigs did well, utilizing many of our modern ‘obfuscate the important things’ and ‘create the myth the people want to hear’ campaign strategies.

Virginia, which, in 1840, included West Virginia, did vote for Van Buren, but Harrison was more able to convince voters ranging from high-powered bankers to poor western settlers that he was the better choice for the country. He won both the Electoral College and popular vote, although it was much closer in the popular vote than predicted- Harrison won only by 146,000 votes, out of 2.4 million cast. So the citizens of the US remained quite divided over the large issues of the day, such as a national bank and slavery.

So where does this leave us with Wiley Anderson Murrell and the Democratic ‘Committee of Vigilance’? Going into the 1840s and with a change in the national political power, it was important that the Democrats have some control in Botetourt County. Law enforcement concerning runaway slaves,  debts unpaid to a bank, etc. would have been influenced by the local party in control, possibly even after the Presidential election. Although Van Buren won Botetourt County 50.65% to Harrison’s 49.35%, we do not know what changes may have happened after Harrison took office. Having the Democratic Committee of Vigilance in place may have made a difference in how the county was run. (We should check on whether or not there was a Whig Committee of Vigilance.)

It has been exciting to finally find Wiley A. Murrell’s name in the newspaper after so many years of searching, and it would be wonderful to maybe find more about his time with this committee or in Virginia.  Having James A. Murrell listed also gives us a clue that he might have had a brother, cousin, or uncle or father living in the area in 1840- that too may open some research doors. And of course, it is always interesting to place our ancestors in the context of their times!

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

  1. “Committee of Vigilance,” Richmond Enquirer, 12 March 1840, Botetourt County, Vol. 36, No. 102, Page 4, Col. 2, via VirginiaChronicle.com.
  2. Virginia County maps by year: http://www.mapofus.org/virginia/
  3. “United States presidential election, 1840” at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_1840

 

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Family Friends Friday: Clara Shrader’s Autograph Book

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Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Cover.

Roberts Family (Click for Family Tree)

It is fitting that we end this series of the autograph book of Clara Lillian (Shrader) Roberts on ‘Family Friends Friday.’ Those who wrote a little ditty or expressed their love and good wishes, signed their name, the date, and the place, were family friends, students, classmates, cousins, and close family.

This little autograph book gives us a glimpse into friendships of the mid eighteen-eighties, and how wide a circle of acquaintances one might have even before telephones (with wires) and FaceBook. If you collect friends on FB, you might have a bit of understanding as to why Clara would have wanted these memories written down. It is sad that today’s technology makes these sorts of things much more ephemeral. Although our FB words may float forever in some deep internet matrix, they will not be gathered such as the sweet words in this autograph book, for perusal down through the ages. It used to be that paper was considered ephemeral- here today, gone tomorrow. But Clara’s sweet little book is 133 years old, and I can’t even find a FB message from a friend written last week. In many ways, digital is the new ephemeral. (We can change that, if we want…)

Here are the remaining pages of Clara’s little autograph album. We hope that you have enjoyed seeing them all.

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 46. (Click to enlarge.)

Clara.

“May God’s mercy ever guide thee,

Safe o’er all the thorny road;

And his grace whate’er betide thee,

Send thee home to his abode.

Sincerely your friend,

Annetta McCrea

Concordia, Kan.

Oct. 9. 1887

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 47. (Click to enlarge.)

Clara:

We have not wings – we cannot soar

Bute we have feet to scale and climb

By slow degrees, by more and more

The cloudy summit of our time {Longfellow}

Myra

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 48. (Click to enlarge.)

Vertical:

Pleasant memories of the Institute of ’84

Horizontal:

Belle Varvel

Concordia, Kansas

July 22, 1884

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 49. (Click to enlarge.)

Left:

Decem 4 1890

Miss Clara

When years and months have glided by

And on this page you cast your eye

Remember it was a friend sincere

That left this kind remembrance here

L. Root

Cutler Ohio

Right:

Concordia Kans

Sunny days and happy hours

May is brightest and decked with flowers!

With friendship sure to light your way

May clouds of darkness never dim your day.

Clara Hepler

March 9, 1883

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 50. (Click to enlarge.)

Vertical:

Excuse bad writing for this is examination day

Horizontal:

C. H. S. Concordia, Kans.

Clara.

“If I owned the thousand flowers,

In the grove and plain,

All that bloom through summer hours, and bud and bloom again.

All, dear me, I’d gladly strew,

All in thy path for thee,

If but with their sweetness thou,

Wouldst breathe one thought in me.”

Ettie W___.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 51. (Click to enlarge.)

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

  1. Thank you again to John Roberts for his labors in scanning and transcribing this sweet autograph book to make it accessible to future generations. If you would like to contact Jon, please use our form through the blog and we will pass it on!

 

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Treasure Chest Thursday: Clara Shrader’s Autograph Album

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Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 37. (Click to enlarge.)

Roberts Family (Click for Family Tree)

Clara Lilian Shrader’s autograph album is a treasure chest of names, dates, places, and sometimes relationships. For Clara, it would have also been a treasure chest full of sweet memories and love.

Scan 37, Vertical:

Clara alles remember the 2 of Dec 1884 at Oak Crick College

Scan 37, Horizontal:

Dec 2/84

Dear Clara.

I wish you wealth

I wish you health

I wish you friends by the score

I wish you Heaven after death

What could I wish you more

Your friend and Schoolmate

Ella Ramba

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 38. (Click to enlarge.)

May love and happiness on the attend,

While I my best wishes send.

For your success in life

When you are someones patient wife.

C. Ramsey

Dec 3. 1884

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 39. (Click to enlarge.)

Dear cousin Clara

These few lines to you are tendered

By a friend sincere and true

Hoping but to be remembered

When I’m far away from you

Your Friend

Ida L. Bennett

August 18 1885

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 40. (Click to enlarge.)

Dec 25th 1884

Concordia Kan

Dear Clara

When this you see pray think of me

And bear me in your mind,

Let all the world say what it will

Speak of me as you find.

Your friend

Eliza Arkill

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 41. (Click to enlarge.)

Concordia kans

3-22-1891

Remember me your little niece

Daisy Shrader

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 42. (Click to enlarge.)

Concordia, Kans

July 18. 1884

There are many flowers of summer

Who are kind while flowers bloom

But when winter chills the blossom

They depart with the perfume.

In the broad highway of action

Friends of worth are far and few

So when one has proved their friendship

Change them not for the new

Ever your friend

Mattie D______

Home, Miltonvale Kan

In memory & casket drop one pearl for me.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 43. (Click to enlarge.)

Compliments of J. H. _____

Peoria Ill.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 44. (Click to enlarge.)

Dear Cousin

Round went the autograph; hither it came

For me to write in; so here’s my name.

Eva J. Bennett

July 18th 1886

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 45. (Click to enlarge.)

Were mine the power I’d twine for the a crown of jewels rare & each gem Should Be a kingdom Each Pearl an humble Rare

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

  1. Special thanks to John Roberts!

 

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Wisdom Wednesday: Clara Shrader’s Autograph Album

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Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 21. (Click to enlarge.)

Roberts Family (Click for Family Tree)

Some of the autographs in this book have pearls of wisdom from the 1880s, expressions of friendship and love, and/or a hope of remembrance in years to come. It is nice to think of Clara many years later, maybe sitting in a rocking chair on the front porch, as she ages, reading through her autograph album thinking of family, friends, and students who were such an important part of her life in the 1880s.

Scan 21, above:

Dec the 24

Dear friend Clara

the hoop is rounded and has not end so is my love to you my friend

C H R

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 22. (Click to enlarge.)

Left:

Clara L Shrader

Right:

Concordia        Apr 12

To Clara

Let our love for each

Other forever endure

And all that we wish

For and hope for be sure

Truly yours

Frank

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 23. (Click to enlarge.)

Left:

When on this page you chance to look,

Just think of me and close the book.

Leslie S.

Right:

Dear Teacher

Wishes I have many,

And good ones too;

But the sweetest and best

I give to you.

Your little Friend

Pearl Bonebrake

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 24. (Click to enlarge.)

Compliments of M. C. Wagner

Concordia, Kan.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 25. (Click to enlarge.)

Left:

June the 6

May happiness ever be thy lot

Wherever thou may be

And joy and pleasure light the space

That may be home to thee

Mary

Right:

Sept 24 1885

Dear Clara

In this album where are written

Various thoughts from different pens

Causing you to keep in memory

Those regarded as your friend

I this token of my friendship

Leave for you to think of me

When these pages you are turning

And these lines you chance to see

Truly your friend

Ella

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 26. (Click to enlarge.)

Left:

Warwick Kans Aug 15 ’89

Now I lay my pen at rest;

But not the heart within my breast.

Yours in Friendship,

Malissa A Lowther

Right:

Dear Teacher Clara

When in some future time

Time these lines you chance to see

Think kindly of the writer who

Will always think of thee

Miss Laura M Noe – Concordia

Cloud Co Kan

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 27. (Click to enlarge.)

Left:

Dec 15th 1890

Dear Friend

I would not blot this page, but I would like to make a spot large enough to hold you to the remembrance of a friend.

Your true friend and cousin

Ira E. Plumly

Right:

October the 26 1885

O May you my friend be blest with friends selected from the best May Joy and peace be your lot I only ask forget me not.

Mary J. Shrader

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 28. (Click to enlarge.)

Vertical, Left:

Friend Clara:

May the hinges of our friendship never rest.

Matie

Horizontal, Right:

Wolf Creek, Kans

June 2, 1886

To Clara,

“Dear friend, O, never from my heart

Shall time thine image blot

Though dreams of other days depart

Thou shalt not be forgot.”

Matie B.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 29. (Click to enlarge.)

March 27 1884

To Clara

Tis the bold who win the race

Whether for love or gold or name

Tis the true ones always face

Dangers and trials and win a place

A niche in The Temple of fame

Truly Your Friend

Angie Snell

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 30. (Click to enlarge.)

4-1-1884

Dear Clara

Should a cloud ever shadow your way

And find your idols but gilded day

Remember the shadow was given

Lest the sunshine of earth dim the brightness of heaven

Sincerely Yours

Annie

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 31. (Click to enlarge.)

Vertical, Left:

Remember the ____

Rick

Horizontal, Right:

August the 17 1885

Clara is your name

Single is your status

Happy be the little man

That makes the alteration

Yours truly,

Lida D___le

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 32. (Click to enlarge.)

Concordia Mar 28, 1884

Remember me is all I ask,

But if rememberance be a task, forget me.

Your friend

Mrs. A. A. Chritton

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 33. (Click to enlarge.)

Left, Horizontal:

Friend Clara

A long life, and a happy one,

A tall man, and a jolly one

Like – well – you know who!

Laura M.

Feed taffy when ever you can, but always on the last day of school.

Center, Vertical:

Blankets

Right:

 

Concordia Sept 1884

Miss Shrader:

Tis useless to languish on sorrow

And grieve for the Joys that are past

There plenty in store for the morrow

As pleasing & bright as the past.

Yours respectfully

Ella Johnston

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 34. (Click to enlarge.)

Miss Clara.

i think of you often

i think of you ever

i think of the happy hours

we have spent together

i remain as ever. D___a

To Clara.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 35. (Click to enlarge.)

Let us then be up and doing

With a heart for everything.

Still achieving, still pursuing

Learn to labor and to wait. (Longfellow)

Your friend,

Clara E. Healy

Concordia July 21, 1884

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 36. (Click to enlarge.)

Left:

Concordia Kansas 19th 1908

On this leaf in memory prest

May my name forever rest.

Max Roberts

Right:

As you measure to your neighbor

He will measure back to you.

Truly yours
T. A. Sawhill.

July 22 1884

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

  1. Again, a special thank you to John Roberts for sharing this sweet book!

 

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