Kittson profiles and photos from the past and present
Marie Grant is the most recent member to join the Kittson Historian. This blog is directed to her personally but it may be of interest to others. I have located her grandfather, Thomas Murray at the age of two, on the 1885 Census, along with many family members.It would appear that his father was Donald Murray, age 58, born in Scotland. Donald's wife was Isabella, age 51, born in Canada.
The following appears to be the names and ages of the children, all born in Canada. Only Thomas was born in Minnesota.
Christian, age 23; John - 21; Allan - 19; Donald - 17; Kenneth - 15; Murdock - 13; Bella - 11; Daniel - 8; and Thomas - 2.
I also noticed another family on the census headed by Rory Murray - 25 and I assume he was the oldest son of Thomas and Isabella. Rory's wife is Cristina - 24. They have one child living with them, Murdock - age 11. All three were born in Canada.
I have no idea of the extent of your work on your family tree but I hope the above information will be of help. Since most of the Murray family was born in Canada I can only assume that they were in Northcote a short while because your grandfather was the only one of the family born in Minnesota. Since the photo of your grandfather shows his family in Medicine Hat, obviously he moved to Canada at some point later in his life.
If you have any questions I would be happy to try and answer them.
Thanks for joining as our 99th member.